42244 - Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine 1

Academic Year 2023/2024

  • Docente: Lisa Berti
  • Credits: 1
  • SSD: MED/34
  • Language: Italian
  • Teaching Mode: Traditional lectures
  • Campus: Ravenna
  • Corso: Single cycle degree programme (LMCU) in Medicine and Surgery (cod. 5708)

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course, the student will acquire the clinical tools for the assessment of the muscle-joint function, for the planning of the rehabilitation project and the assessment of the outcome in the context of the main pathologies of the musculoskeletal system. He also will know the principles of physiotherapy techniques.

Course contents

Introduction to physical and rehabilitative medicine

Classic biomedical model and biopsychosocial model

Impairment Disability Handicap

ICIDH and ICF classifications

Rehabilitation team

Rehabilitation project

Rehabilitation program

Prostheses, aids and orthoses

Rehabilitation outcome

Functional evaluation

Rating scales

Kinesiological evaluation

ROM evaluation: active and passive

Manual muscle test


Deconditioning of the musculoskeletal system

Prevention of deconditioning

Therapeutic exercise


Principles of treatment and prevention

Knee arthroplasty

Post-surgical rehabilitation


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

Kapandji IA, Anatomia funzionale, Feltrinelli

ICF Classificazione Internazionale del Funzionamento, della Disabilità e della Salute, Erickson

Shultz SJ, Houglum PA, Perrin DH, Esame obiettivo dell'apparato locomotore. Valutazione delle lesioni muscolo-scheletriche, Piccin-Nuova Libraria

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 or written 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 platforms or are available from the teacher.

Office hours

See the website of Lisa Berti