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Course Curriculum CFU Length(h)
[40/42]  NURSING [42/00 - Ord. 2016]  PERCORSO COMUNE 6 48


General course objectives:

Acquisition of essential knowledge, both theoretical and practical, on matters related to the various modules of the Integrated Course, underlining the strong link between quality of acting, practical and theoretical knowledge. Providing the tools to critically evaluate the information received and for their integration into the wider training environment.
The students must acquire a method of study that leads to seek scientific evidence, continuously updating to always respond adequately to the needs of the patients who will meet in their daily work that must always be set to the updated rules and protocols and national and international guidelines.
The student will be able to communicate with an appropriate language in all circumstances: with the patient, the doctor, with colleagues, relatives and with the support figures.


Learning of etiopathogenic, semeiologic, clinical and therapy basic elements and foundations for relevant diseases in Internal Medicine. To know and appropriately use the technical language. Describing the various illnesses according to the scheme: definition, etiology, pathophysiology, symptoms, natural history, complications, elements of diagnosis and therapy.

Nursing in Internal Medicine

Correct clinical approach to the patient with medical condition, providing the basis for adequate assistance through the appropriate use of diagnostic and therapeutic tools with particular relevance to internal medicine diseases. Knowledge the various aspects of acceptance and discharge. Identify the level of autonomy of the patient in the satisfaction of their needs in relation to psychological and social physical characteristics. Knowing the diagnostic procedures and the settings in preventive, curative and rehabilitative medicine.


Knowledge of anatomy, physiology and general and clinical pathology; prerequisites as per Degree Course Regulation.



1. Introduction to Physical Diagnosis (history, semeiotic of biological functions and the main symptoms and signs)
2. Jaundice
3. Acute and chronic hepatitis
4. Hepatic cirrhosis
5. Gastroesophageal reflux disease and gastroduodenal peptic disease
6. Inflammatory bowel disease
7. Metabolic syndrome
8. Diabetes mellitus
9. Respiratory failure
10. Pneumonia
11. Bronchial asthma and COPD
12. Electrolytes and fluids imbalance
13. Glomerulo-Tubulopathies
14. Acute and chronic renal failure
15. Fever of unknown origin
16. Anemias

Nursing in Internal Medicine:

1. Administration, management and custody of the drugs
2. Care Plan
3.Diagnostic investigations
4. Patients with Diabetes Mellitus
5. The patient with liver disease
6. The patient with AIDS.
7. Responsibility of the nurse
8. Glucose cargo Curve
10. Positioning of the Sengstaken-Blakemore probe
11. Paracentesis and liver biopsy

Teaching Methods

Combination of classroom teaching and interactive dialogues with the lecturer.

Verification of learning

Evaluation will be based on:
• Knowledge of the program topics
• Ability to correlate knowledge and concepts
• Appropriateness of presentation in general and technical linguistic terms.

The exam will be held jointly for all the modules in the form of oral examination.
The final vote, out of thirty, will be expressed by the members of the joint commission.

Exam registration is carried out compulsorily by means of telematic procedure (ESSE3). The student willing to give up the exam is required to communicate to the coordinator by the morning before the test.



McGraw-Hill, R. Massini. Medicina Interna

Infermieristica Medica:

Pamela Lynn: Manuale di tecniche e procedure infermieristiche di Taylor; Piccin
Barbara K.Timby: Fondamenti di Assistenza Infermieristica; McGrawHill
Sandra M.Nettina: Il Manuale dell’infermiere; Piccin

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Faculty Office hours:

by appointment: location and time must be set in advance via email.

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