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Subject: GENERAL METHODOLOGY OF KINESIOLOGY AND REHABILITATION (A.A. 2021/2022)

degree course in OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY

Course year 1
CFU 9
Teaching units Unit SITNR: nursing riabilitativo e prevenzione piaghe da decubito
Occupational Therapy (lesson)
  • TAF: Compulsory subjects, characteristic of the class SSD: MED/48 CFU: 1
Teachers: Barbara VOLTA
Unit SITNR: analisi dell'attività nell'individuo sano
Occupational Therapy (lesson)
  • TAF: Compulsory subjects, characteristic of the class SSD: MED/48 CFU: 1
Teachers: Barbara VOLTA
Unit Bioingegneria elettronica ed informatica
Interdisciplinary Studies (lesson)
  • TAF: Compulsory subjects, characteristic of the class SSD: ING-INF/06 CFU: 2
Teachers: Devis TRIOSCHI, Roberta AGUSTO
Unit Biomeccanica
Clinical Interdisciplinary Studies (lesson)
  • TAF: Compulsory subjects, characteristic of the class SSD: MED/34 CFU: 2
Teachers: Margherita SCHIAVI, Francesco ROMAGNOLI
Unit SINTR: il sistema muscolo-scheletrico nelle Occupazioni
Occupational Therapy (lesson)
  • TAF: Compulsory subjects, characteristic of the class SSD: MED/48 CFU: 2
Teachers: Catia MERCANTI
Unit SINTR: processo canadese di Terapia Occupazionale
Occupational Therapy (lesson)
  • TAF: Compulsory subjects, characteristic of the class SSD: MED/48 CFU: 1
Teachers: Margherita SCHIAVI
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Aula virtuale su Microsoft Teams (immatricolati: 2021)

Exam type oral
Evaluation final vote
Teaching language Italiano
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Teachers

Margherita SCHIAVI
Devis TRIOSCHI
Francesco ROMAGNOLI
Roberta AGUSTO
Barbara VOLTA
Catia MERCANTI

Overview

At the end of the course the student will be able to:
- Name the main categories and classifications of aids for both initial needs analysis and follow-up.
- Analyse (by breaking them down into tasks and movements) the activities that an individual performs in the areas of self-care, productivity and leisure)
- Assessing muscle strength and joint range of motion of upper and lower limbs by means of specific instruments
- Move poorly and moderately cooperative patients by means of manual manoeuvres or the use of the main load handling aids
- Analysing the movements of the healthy individual contextualised in occupations

Admission requirements

Having obtained an attendance signature for the Anatomy and Physiology subjects

Course contents

The course aims to provide, through a multidisciplinary approach, information and skills related to areas closely related to the quality of life of people with disabilities: sitting posture in a wheelchair, mobility and communication aids, access to ICT technologies, environmental adaptations and control, movement analysis, joint and muscle biomechanics, the best levers for movement and weight handling, the musculoskeletal system in the Occupations
Teaching is aimed at learning principles and methodologies aimed at: choosing and customising aids and assistive technologies, framing the person within process models that constitute the framework of the Occupational Therapist profession. In particular, the evaluation of posture systems and mobility aids will be explored, with a focus on self-propulsion biomechanics, the Canadian CMOP-E model, biomechanics of the upper limb, lower limb and spine, and rehabilitation nursing.

Teaching methods

The planned teaching is residential, with practical sessions and workshops, various moments of interaction and analysis of case studies. A methodological approach that emphasises multidisciplinarity in the choice of tools that can be fundamental in achieving a quality of life in tune with the person's expectations will be treated and explored

Assessment methods

The examination will take place in the following ways: - Biomechanics: oral examination - SINTR: The musculoskeletal system in Occupations: oral examination - SINTR: Canadian Occupational Therapy Process: oral examination - SINTR: rehabilitation nursing and prevention of pressure sores: practical examination with simulation of patient handling - SINTR: activity analysis of the healthy individual: written examination with multiple-choice questions - Electronic and computer bioengineering: oral examination

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course the student will have acquired knowledge and understanding of information related to areas closely related to the quality of life of people with disabilities, biomechanical analysis of body structures and knowledge of the main process models of Occupational Therapy.
Knowledge of principles and methodologies to choose and customise assistive aids and technologies according to the needs of the person, in particular the evaluation of posture systems and mobility aids, with a focus on the biomechanics of self-propulsion, gait and grip.
By the end of the course, students will be familiar with the main categories and classifications of aids covered and will have learned the basic skills, methodology and clinical reasoning to actively participate in the aids assessment process.

Readings

• Spagnolin G, Capitolo “La postura seduta in carrozzina: principi e indicazioni“. In Caracciolo, Redaelli, Valsecchi, Libro “Terapia Occupazionale, ausili e metodologie per l’autonomia“. Raffaello Cortina Editore, Milano, 2008.

A.G Fischer: Occupational Therapy Intervention Process Model.
Aota 2009
H. McHugh Pendleton, W. Schultz-Krohn: Occupational Therapy practice Skills for physical dysfuction 8th edition