Scientific Disciplinary Sector (SSD)
MED/48 - NURSING IN NEUROPSYCHIATRY AND REHABILITATION
1 SEMESTRE PROFESSIONI SANITARIE, 2 SEMESTRE PROFESSIONI SANITARIE
The professional internship is a training strategy that primarily involves the student working alongside an experienced professional in specific health care contexts in order to learn the skills expected of a professional role. student to an experienced professional, in specific health contexts, in order to learn the skills required by the professional role. Apprenticeship learning occurs through practical experimentation, integration of theoretical-disciplinary knowledge with professional and organizational practice, contact with health professionals of the specific professional group. In the training of the first year the student is confronted for the first time and intensely with: the clinical environment, the figure of the patient, bearer of needs, suffering, expectations, values, the request to actively enter into the care relationship, a first verification of the motivation that led him to choose this profession and any differences with the "what it means to be a physical therapist" that he had imagined. The professional internship of the first year consists of: two actual experiences in services where physical therapists work, paired with a supervisor, lasting approximately 4-6 weeks each; tutorial sessions and workshops/exercises that prepare for the experience; briefing and debriefing on the experience with the internship mentor-supervisor; Guided study on problems that emerged in the experience; elaboration and writing of didactic tasks of internship. At the end of the first year of the course, the student must be able to: [PREVENTION] implement basic techniques for positioning, movement and transfer of the patient, modulating the intervention in relation to alterations in structure and/or function and/or activity and/or participation, providing for the use of the most appropriate aids, in accordance with the principles of ergonomics and safety for the patient and the operator; apply the principles of hygiene and safety to prevent the occurrence of infections, during the activities required on patients in the training facility attended; with supervisor support, detect risk of potential harm (e.g., from hypomobility, ...) and apply simple prevention strategies (e.g., positioning, mobilization ...); [CARE AND REHABILITATION]. describe and quantify alterations in structure/function/activity/participation, according to ICF, detected through clinical interview, observation, palpation, use of measurement tools as well as validated tests and rating scales; detect vital signs and recognize signs of discomfort (e.g., paleness, sweating, ...) that require immediate intervention by the supervisor; with supervisor support, identify problems of physiotherapy concern and monitor their progress during the observed physiotherapy process; perform under supervision basic joint mobilization and soft tissue mobilization techniques of all segments while adhering to the principles of patient and operator safety; [THERAPEUTIC EDUCATION] know, observe, describe pedagogical strategies adopted by the supervisor for effective patient (caregiver, family) teaching; [COMMUNICATION AND RELATIONSHIP] assume an active attitude at times when the Supervising Physical Therapist relates to the patient, caregiver, and team; to assume a responsible attitude in the professional relationship with the person assisted, respecting his/her experience, using communication techniques of active listening; [PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITY] assume an attitude consistent with the principles of ethics and confidentiality (code of ethics and privacy legislation such as, for example, the prohibition to publish on the network photos and comments of the training environment) in the language and actions performed; act recognizing the limits of their current knowledge and skills, respecting the experience, expertise and roles of others and different ideas, opinions and cultures; demonstrate sensitivity and respect for the patient, their rights, dignity and personal characteristics, including age, gender, ethnicity, religion, culture, language, lifestyle, cognitive and behavioral health status; [MANAGEMENT AND MANAGEMENT] describe, guided by the Supervisor, the host structure, the professional figures present, the type of services provided and the organization of the Service complete the documentation related to the internship activity and deliver it on time, according to the agreed indications. TRAINING AND SELF-TRAINING - Recognize the reference figures for their training path; contribute, guided by the supervising mentor/traineeship guide, to the modulation of one's training objectives and to the evaluation of the achievement of these objectives; use self-assessment of one's training level to maintain one's knowledge at the highest level required for professional practice and acquire/develop self-critical skills; Continuously seize and enhance opportunities for self-study; to deepen knowledge with updated bibliographic references; to use, as needed, the information and computer systems present in the training sites.
Attendance at the Professional Laboratory, Exercises and Simulations, and Tutorial Sessions in
preparation for the experience.
Accompanying an experienced professional (Internship Guide / Internship Supervisor) in specific health contexts with a 1/1 or 1/2 ratio, completion of didactic tasks.
specific healthcare settings with 1/1 or 1/2 ratio, completion of Teaching Assignments.
Experience in geriatric and/or musculoskeletal settings.
AREAS OF EXPERTISE
At the end of the internship activities, the student acquires skills in the following areas
In the area of Professional Responsibility the student demonstrates the ability to apply knowledge and
understanding as they act according to the principles of ethics and professional ethics.
The student demonstrates care and respect for different ideas, opinions, and cultures and does not make judgments.
Respects confidentiality in the handling of client data.
The student demonstrates autonomy of judgment by acting within the limits of their own competence and experience and by demonstrating a collaborative attitude.
and experience and demonstrates a collaborative and proactive attitude, recognizing the limits of the student's role.
The student also demonstrates communication skills by sharing observations and interpretative hypotheses with the Internship Guide (GT).
In the area of Management and Organization (Management) demonstrates the ability to apply
knowledge and understanding as they identify the elements of the organization in which they work.
operates. Recognizes the roles of different team members.
Takes care of self and uniform and maintains a tidy working environment.
Respects schedules, activity times and assigned tasks and communicates absences.
Demonstrates learning ability in the area of Training/Self-Education by
Seeks out learning opportunities consistent with the objectives of the internship.
Requires confrontation with GT and, in relation to feedback received, is able to modify their own
professional behavior and/or become active in seeking missing knowledge.
In the context of Evidence-Based Practice, does not have the prerequisites to be able to
develop this competency.
In the area of Communication and Relationship has communication skills in that he/she demonstrates interpersonal and collaborative skills with GT.
relational and collaborative skills with GT and other professionals while respecting roles.
Communicates in a professional manner with the person assisted or the caregiver of reference putting in place
empathic and active listening attitudes.
Facilitates the involvement of the person assisted in the activities of care and rehabilitation by providing all the necessary information in a professional manner.
rehabilitation by providing all the necessary information in a clear and comprehensive way and verifying the
Communicates with the GT using scientific terminology in describing what has been observed or in answering a question.
responding to a question posed.
The Student documents the physical therapy journey by completing the required written production.
In the area of Care and Rehabilitation, the Student has the ability to apply knowledge and
understanding as he/she gathers data of physical therapy interest related to the person being cared for by
by consulting available documentation and listening to the GT interview with the person
assisted person or caregiver.
The Student performs the assessment of the person being cared for using observation to describe
the postural posture and activity limitations (walking, grasping and manipulation
and other functional gestures) and other tools such as palpation, joint and muscle examination, muscle lengths, and pain assessment.
The student carries out the physiotherapy intervention: he/she prepares the setting (couch, materials and aids
The student prepares the setting (couch, material and necessary aids) respecting privacy and taking into account hygienic principles.
safeguarding the well-being (joint physiology and respect for the pain of the person assisted) and the
Performs the postural alignment, postural transitions and transfers of the person assisted in the
Uses correct gripping techniques for joint mobilisation respecting the principles of
ergonomics and safety.
The student possesses autonomy of judgment in analyzing and processing collected data by
identifying and classifying (according to the ICF model) structural and functional impairments, activity limitations, and
activity limitations, participation restrictions, and relevant environmental and personal factors, and
attributing significance to postural alterations and activity limitations by comparing them with physiological
With GT supervision identifies physical therapy problems by listing them in order of priority.
In the area of Therapeutic Education, the Student possesses communication skills in that he/she
provides information clearly and comprehensively in verbally guiding the person during the
movement to obtain their cooperation.
Possesses autonomy of judgment in choosing the appropriate educational modality for the person in order to
train them in the use of aids and technologies for independence and disability.
In the field of Prevention has the ability to apply knowledge and understanding in that it is
shows attention to the condition of the person assisted by identifying, if they occur, the signs
of alteration of neurovegetative functions.
He/she is able to detect, if necessary, significant vital parameters.
During the activities of care and rehabilitation is able to ensure the person assisted security and
comfort. Identifies, with the help of the GT, the situations at risk of transmission of infections and puts
implement the required procedures.
Has autonomy of judgment in choosing and implementing, in relation to the person assisted, the techniques
for positioning, movement and transfer and any necessary aids in accordance with the principles of ergonomics and safety.
principles of ergonomics and safety of the person assisted.
During each internship experience, the clinical tutor and the internship guide accompany the student providing feedback and interview moments with the aim of informing him/her about the level of achievement of the expected skills.
At the end of each internship experience is completed and delivered to the student an evaluation form which summarizes the levels of competence achieved.
At the end of each year of the course, a collegial certification evaluation, expressed in thirtieths, is conducted, attesting to the levels achieved by the student in the development of expected professional skills.
This evaluation is the result of information and student data derived from the summary of the internship evaluation forms, the quality of the written papers, and the level of performance demonstrated during the internship examination.
The internship examination is given at the end of each year of the course and uses written application and practical simulation tests.