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School of Medicine
Course unit
MEO2044525, A.A. 2018/19

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Information on the course unit
Degree course First cycle degree in
ME1848, Degree course structure A.Y. 2011/12, A.Y. 2018/19
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Degree course track GENERICO - SEDE DI PADOVA [999PD]
Number of ECTS credits allocated 7.0
Type of assessment Mark
Department of reference Department of Neurosciences
Mandatory attendance
Language of instruction Italian
Single Course unit The Course unit CANNOT be attended under the option Single Course unit attendance
Optional Course unit The Course unit is available ONLY for students enrolled in PHYSIOTHERAPY

Teacher in charge ANNA PILAT
Other lecturers VALENTINA CIRIO

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Core courses MED/48 Neuropsychiatric and Rehabilitation Nursing 5.0
Core courses ING-INF/06 Electronic and Information Bioengineering 2.0

Course unit organization
Period Second semester
Year 2nd Year
Teaching method frontal

Type of hours Credits Teaching
Hours of
Individual study
Lecture 7.0 70 105.0 No turn

Start of activities 25/02/2019
End of activities 14/06/2019
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2011 course timetable

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
29 Commissione 2019/20 sede di Padova 01/10/2019 30/09/2020 PILAT ANNA (Presidente)
CIRIO VALENTINA (Membro Effettivo)
25 Commissione 2018/19 sede di Padova 01/10/2018 30/09/2019 PILAT ANNA (Presidente)
CIRIO VALENTINA (Membro Effettivo)

Prerequisites: Knowledge: Neuroanatomy, neurophysiology and clinical neurology
Skills: initial capacity of body contact
Target skills and knowledge: KNOW and place historically approaches regarding patient's neurological rehabilitation and know in general terms the history of rehabilitation in neurological fild. Learn about the major rehabilitative approaches used in current practice: therapeutic cognitive exercises and Bobath concept.
OBSERVE the patient and the rehabilitation context. Develop the skills of observation and interpretation of the gathered data. Correlating the data with rehabilitative lessons already assimilated.
DESIGN the appropriate rehabilitation operation. Learn a clinical reasoning in the systemic approach. Choose, in relation to the therapeutic context and to the scientific evidence, the rehabilitative tools most appropriate
PERFORM therapeutic exercises. Experience simple therapeutic exercises between students.
CHECK the appropriate rehabilitative operation. Carry out assessments of proposed rehabilitation (capacity for reflection). Choose assessment tools, exercises and assessment systems for the rehabilitation results.
DEVELOP an attitude of research. Organize insights and further knowledge of the subject in an autonomous manner and discuss as a group. Acquire an attitude of research to increase knowledge and to implement a critical review of the content learned
Assessment criteria: Quality of the organization and the mode of presentation of the topics.
Accuracy of responses on a closed question and also the completeness of the open brief responses.
Course unit contents: The rehabilitative current and traditional approaches in neurological rehabilitation
Theories in rehabilitation
The neuro cognitive theory
The construction of the therapeutic relationship
The rehabilitation as a cooperation act
The therapeutic system: the patient, the physiotherapist, the experience
Patient observation and interpretation of data from the rehabilitation point of view
The profile of the patient with hemiplegia, neglect, aprassia, ataxia problems
The rehabilitation of the patient with problems of hemiplegic, neglect, aprassia, ataxia.
Therapeutic exercises for the functional upper limb system, lower limb and trunk in neurological disorders
THE mental image as a tool of the year: studies on the image, implications, rehabilitative exercises and mode
THE conscious experience of the patient: theoretical contributions and implications for the rehabilitation intervention and for the exercises
The patient with spinal cord injury. Defining the level of lesion, degrees of autonomy and rehabilitation project
The rehabilitative folder
The main test and evaluation boards used in neurological disorders

History of the Bobath Concept (origin, evolution,)
Basic Concepts: reactions of straightening and balance, key points, co-stability, reciprocity between evaluation and treatment
The treatment, according to the Bobath concept: the constituent elements characteristic and the current aspects of clinical practice
Therapeutic Language in Bobath Concept: definitions and characteristics/mode of therapeutic language
Approach the 24h to the patient
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: Lectures, packets of self-learning, individual study
Work in small groups, discussion.
Exercises in the classroom and presentations.
Additional notes about suggested reading: D.Purves, G.J.Augustine et al., 2009, Neuroscienze, Zanichelli Editore
E. R. Kandel, J. H. Schwartz, T. M. Jessel, 2003, Principi di Neuroscienze, Ed. Brossura
Perfetti C. (2002), Per un approfondimento della teoria cognitiva della riabilitazione: l’analisi dell’esercizio terapeutico, Riabilitazione Cognitiva, 3,1 pp.9-16.
Perfetti C., Pieroni A. (1996), Ipotesi per l'interpretazione riabilitativa dell'agire aprassico, Riabilitazione e Apprendimento, anno 16, n. 3
Pavan S. (1994), Gli esercizi di primo grado, Riabilitazione e Apprendimento, anno14, n. 2
Perfetti C. (1986), Uomini e macchine, Editrice Speciale Riabilitazione, Milano
Perfetti C., (1986), Condotte terapeutiche per la rieducazione motoria dell’emiplegico, Ghedini, Milano
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)

Innovative teaching methods: Teaching and learning strategies
  • Laboratory
  • Problem based learning
  • Case study
  • Working in group
  • Questioning
  • Problem solving
  • Concept maps
  • Use of online videos
  • Portfolio

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