42393 - Internship 1 (CE)

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  • Teacher Lucia Bertozzi

  • Credits 11

  • Teaching Mode Traditional lectures

  • Language Italian

  • Campus of Bologna

  • Degree Programme First cycle degree programme (L) in Physiotherapy (cod. 8476)

  • Course Timetable from Nov 18, 2021 to May 24, 2022


This teaching activity contributes to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals of the UN 2030 Agenda.

Good health and well-being

Academic Year 2021/2022

Learning outcomes

At the end of the "Internship 1" the student has to be able to work in the nursing process, to find the main vital parameters (arterial pressure, cardiac and respiratory frequency), to characterize the pathological signs (pallor, sweating) of the patients fit in the training centre structure and to know and to apply the principles of hygiene and emergency actions in order to prevent the beginning of infections, to collaborate during operations of attendance to the sick one:  in the management of the transfers, during the cure of himself and during the meal. He has to be able to analyze, to interpret and to describe, from the kinesiological point of view, the healthy adult individual posture and gestures. He has to be able to plan the articular and the muscular test to all the corporeal districts. He has to be able to set up a professional relationship with the users. He has to know the organization of the rehabilitative structures and to be able to insert in the team

Course contents

-To apply the principles of hygiene and safety to prevent the onset of infections such as lessons learned in clinical nursing.
- To run of postural changes (in both directions): supine / sitting, bed / chair or bed / wheelchair, wheelchair / WC
-To detect the main vital signs (blood pressure, heart rate, respiratory rate) as the lessons learned during clinical nursing.
-To locate on people admitted to any pathological signs (pallor, sweating, tachycardia, dyspnea) listed in lessons of nursing.
-To assist in dressing the non autonomous patients, according to the teachings of the tutor during the first days of training.
-To assist feeding of dependent people according to the teachings of the tutor during the first days of training.

- Apply the joint and muscle test on all body areas.
- Perform simple physiotherapy, massage therapy and instrumental physiotherapy maneuvers.


Patricia M. Davies. Steps to follow. Springer, 1985, 2000

R.F.Craven, C.J. Hirnle. Principi fondamentali dell'assistenza infermieristica. Ed. Ambrosiana

Clarkson H.M. Gilewich G.B. (1991) Valutazione chinesiologica. Esame della mobilità articolare e della forza muscolareedi-ermes, Milano

Teaching methods

Tutorial teaching

Assessment methods

Method of assessment: Tests in practice with real patients or simulated situations
Assessment tools: checklists and schemes of observation

Teaching tools

Educational agreement; Meeting with the patient in the actual situation; Team meetings

Links to further information


Office hours

See the website of Lucia Bertozzi