42247 - Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine 2 (A-K)

Academic Year 2023/2024

  • Docente: Lisa Berti
  • Credits: 1
  • Language: Italian
  • Teaching Mode: Traditional lectures
  • Campus: Bologna
  • Corso: Single cycle degree programme (LMCU) in Medicine and Surgery (cod. 8415)

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course, the student: - Knows the general framework of the discipline, the concepts of health and social activities of rehabilitation, the professional organization and rehabilitation structures. - Knows the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (IFC = International Classification of Functioning). - Knows the tools and techniques for the impairment assessment and the most common disability assessment scales. - Knows the most common therapeutic means in the rehabilitation field and the indications (physical therapy, kinesitherapy, neuromotor rehabilitation, occupational therapy, orthoses and aids, adapted physical activity, advanced technologies for rehabilitation). - Can identify the relationships between disease, impairment, disability and handicap of the main diseases of the elderly and the consequent organizational and therapeutic strategies for patient management.

Course contents

Osteoporosis and flexed posture in the elderly

Risk factors for osteoporosis

Osteoporotic fractures

Consequences of flexed posture

Preventive and rehabilitaton protocol

Geriatric foot 

Aetiopathogenesis of painful foot syndromes in the elderly

Clinical-functional evaluation

Rehabilitation project with aids and orthoses

Rehabilitation in stroke

Neuromotor rehabilitation

Spasticity and rehabilitation project

Gait analysis

Parkinson's disease

Goals of rehabilitation

Adapted physical activity

Biofeedback and inertial sensors


Basaglia N, Medicina riabilitativa - Medicina fisica e riabilitazione - Principi e pratica, Idelson Gnocchi

For further information:

  • Manuale di ausili e cure del paziente geriatrico a domicilio, Utet 2002
  • Cisari C., Molteni F. Stroke. Clinica e Riabilitazione, Edi Ermes 2005
  • American Geriatrics Society, British Geriatrics Society and American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Panel on Falls Prevention. Guideline for the Prevention of Falls in Older Persons. JAGS 2001; 49: 664-672
  • Commissione Intersocietaria per l’Osteoporosi: Linee Guida sulla gestionedell’Osteoporosi e delle Fratture da fragilità https://www.sigg.it/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/Linee-Guida-definitive-OSTEOPOROSI
  • Andreoli E, Arioli G, Berti L, Galletti L. Il piede reumatico approccio multidisciplinare, Piccin 2022
  • Teaching methods

    Frontal lessons with Power Point and videos. Interactive methods for the active participation of students.

    Assessment methods

    Oral exam

    The final exam consists of an oral exam in which the student will mainly discuss a topic taken from the program. As part of the interview, questions will also be asked aimed at verifying the degree of in-depth knowledge of the proposed topic and the other topics of the program, the critical ability to connect different knowledge to each other through logical-deductive connections and the achievement of a deep understanding of topics covered in class.

    Gradation of the final grade:

    Preparation on a very limited number of topics covered in the course and analytical skills that emerge only with the help of the teacher, expressed in an overall correct language → 18-19;

    Preparation on a limited number of topics covered in the course and ability to autonomous analysis only on purely executive matters, expression in correct language → 20-24;

    Preparation on a large number of topics covered in the course, ability to make independent choices of critical analysis, mastery of specific terminology → 25-29;

    Comprehensive preparation on the topics covered in the course, ability to make autonomous choices of critical analysis and connection, full mastery of specific terminology and ability to argue and self-reflection → 30.

    The achievement by the student of an integrated vision of the topics addressed in class, combined with their critical use, the ability to make connections, the demonstration of an expressive mastery and specific language will be evaluated with honors.

    The criterion for integrating the grade into the final overall assessment of the CI provides for the weighted mathematical average based on credits.

    Teaching tools

    During the lessons there will be projections with Power Point and educational videos. The teaching materials useful for preparation and supplementary purposes will be published online in the University platform or are available from the teacher.

    Office hours

    See the website of Lisa Berti