Learning outcomes of the course unit
Acquired nursing competences in the management of frailty and disability and main geriatric syndromes (dysphagia, malnutrition, sarcopenia, acute confusional state, dementia) in the context of multiprofessional team in order to optimize pharmacological treatment and individualize assistance.
Basic knowledge on physiology, path-physiology and pharmacology.
Course contents summary
Epidemiological Aspects of Aging with focus on Healthy and Active Ageing.
Focus on Frailty, polypharmacotheraphy, multimorbidity, risk of disability and link between comprehensive geriatric assessment and personalized treatment.
Description and discussion about main geriatric syndromes: Diabetes, Delirium, Sarcopenia, Frailty, Dementia, Dysphagia and Malnutrition.
Clinical characteristics of older patients with specific clinical cases
The Aging Process: theories, epidemiological aspects and social-assistance implications.
Active and healthy aging, frailty, polypharmactherapy, multimorbidity and risk of disability.
Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment and personalized medicine.
Peculiar Clinical characteristics of older patients: atypical clinical presentation, reduction in functional reserves, multimorbidity, polypharmacotherapy, adverse drugs reactions.
Clinical characteristics of older patients with specific clinical cases.
Geriatric Syndromes: Delirium, Sarcopenia and Frailty, Dementia, Dysphagia and Malnutrition, Diabetes, Osteoporosis and hip fractures
Geriatric Manual 2019. Edra Editor. Cured by Antonelli Incalzi R, Cesari M, Ungar A, Pedone C, Volpato S, Leosco D.
The course will be held through lectures to Students in the classroom (“in presenza”).
Lectures will be supported by slide presentations, which will be available to students on the Elly platform (https://elly2020.medicina.unipr.it/).
Working groups will be used to improve the learning process
Assessment methods and criteria
Written examination, multiple choice tests (maximum 1 point for each answer) and open questions (maximum 3 points for each answer).
In case of the persistence of the health emergency, the exams will be conducted remotely, as follows:
structured written test conducted remotely (by Teams and Elly). The test consists of 30 multiple choice questions on the course contents (reference texts + documents uploaded to Elly during the course). There is no penalty for incorrect answers.
The final mark, reported directly on Esse3, will correspond to the arithmetic average of the assessments obtained in the written test.
Students with SLD / BSE must first contact Le Eli-che: support for students with disabilities, D.S.A., B.E.S. (https://sea.unipr.it/it/servizi/le-eli-che-supporto-studenti-con-disabil...