1st Cycle Degree/Bachelor in Professional education

Degree programme

Programme type 1st Cycle Degree/Bachelor
Academic Year 2018/2019
Code 8477
Degree Programme Class L/SNT2 - Health Professions for Rehabilitation
Years in which the programme is being held I, II, III
Type of access Restricted access
Place of teaching Imola
Degree Programme Director Diana De Ronchi
Language Italian

Admission requirements and assessment of previously acquired knowledge/competences

Admission requirements and evaluation

This study programme has restricted access. The number of places is set annually by MIUR at national level; an entrance exam is set in the methods and on the dates set in the call for applications for the Healthcare Professions, published annually on the School website. Admission to the degree programme is subject to the possession of a five-year secondary school diploma or equivalent suitable qualification obtained abroad, or a four-year secondary school diploma and diploma for the relative supplementary year, or, where no longer active, admitted students will be assigned additional learning requirements.

Applicants shall also demonstrate the knowledge and competences defined annually by ministerial decree for the entrance exams to degree programmes with nationally restricted access.

The number of places, entrance exam date, contents and selection methods are published annually in the relative call for applications.

2. Assessment of basic knowledge

The knowledge and competence requirements for admission are deemed to be met by applicants who obtain the following scores in the entrance exam:

for students in the quota of Italian, EU and equivalent nationals: 20;

for students in the quota of non-EU citizens resident abroad, as laid down in the laws in force: 5.

The entrance exams will be held by 31 January of each year.

3. Additional learning requirements and assessment

Enrolled students who did not obtain the minimum score in the entrance exam will be assigned the following Additional Learning Requirements ("OFA"), which must be completed during the first year of the programme:

Basic Medical Knowledge.

The Additional Learning Requirements are deemed to have been passed when students pass the first-year exam in:

Basic Human Biological Sciences I (I.C.)

Students not completing the requirements by the date set by the Academic Bodies and published on the University portal will be required to re-enrol to the first year of the programme as repeating students.

4. Exemption of assessment of basic knowledge

Only applicants having obtained the credits indicated in the following subject areas in previous studies will be exempted from sitting the entrance exam:

- Subject area BIO/13 (Applied Biology): 2 CFU

For students from the previous degree system under D.M. 509/99, exemption will be approved if they have passed at least one exam relating to the knowledge covered by the aforementioned subject areas.

Applicants to whom this clause refers should apply for exemption when submitting their application to the Student Administration Office.

Programme profile

At the end of the programme, graduates are able to:

-Identify physical, psychological and social needs, assess the assistance needs of persons of different ages, cultures and states of health in various social conditions;

- Collaborate in the assessment of psycho-social distress, mental disability correlated to mental illness and pathological addictions, and identify the healthy areas and potential of patients;

- Measure the resources and constraints of the family, social and environmental context;

- Collaborate in identifying the psychiatric and geriatric care and rehabilitation objectives, planning specific interventions for the recovery and development of the patients in care;

- Implement education and rehabilitation projects for self-care, collaboration in the care project, interpersonal relations of varying complexity, work activity and personal autonomy;

- Work in primary prevention projects in the community to promote networking, facilitate inclusion and management of risk situations and the manifested pathologies;

- Run mental health education projects for individuals and groups;

- Work with families and the social community to facilitate inclusion;

- Apply the results of research into rehabilitation to improve the quality of interventions;

- Recognise and respect all competences in order to work with colleagues and other multi-professional teams.


Year 1 provides students with basic healthcare and pedagogic knowledge, as well as the fundamentals of the profession, required to tackle the first internship experiences which guide students in a professional context. Internships are performed in services and communities working with psychiatric patients, drug addiction and disabilities.

Year 2 develops clinical knowledge and professional skills in the rehabilitation of psychiatric patients and drug addiction. Students are able to perform internships in: drug addiction centres; residential and semi-residential communities for patients with mild or medium-serious psychiatric problems; semi-residential centres for patients with medium-serious disabilities.

Year 3 covers specialist studies as well as the acquisition of methodological knowledge to exercise the profession and group working skills; students progressively take on greater responsibility while supervised by experts. Internships are performed mainly in local public healthcare services, including Pathological Dependence, Adult Psychiatry and Child Neuropsychiatry services.

Methodological skills are developed through specific seminars and applied to scientific research for the preparation of the dissertation.

Access to further study

It gives access to second cycle studies (laurea specialistica / magistrale) and master universitario di primo livello.

Career opportunities

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