Degree course: 
Corso di First cycle degree in Physiotherapy
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Compulsory subjects, characteristic of the class
First Semester
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Lesson (12 hours)

Only basic knowledges of pelvic floor anatomy and physiology are provided, which constitute the constraint of propedeuticity.

Written test with multiple choice questions, related to the knowledge and skills acquired following the performance of the lessons, lasting up to one hour

Voto Finale

This course sets out the educational objectives of knowledge of pelvic floor dysfunctions, their validated evaluative tools, based on the most recent neurophysiological and biomechanical acquisitions; integrating these with individual transversal skills (communication skills, autonomy of judgment and learning ability) the ability to evaluate and apply what has been learned to set up adequate treatment, on the basis of the most recent approved guidelines, will be consolidated.

The course includes six hours of in-depth analysis of the anatomy and physiology of pelvic floor structures, neurophysiology of the urication cycle, defecating activity and the explanation of their dysfunctions; three hours of presentation of the evaluative tools; three hours of pre-emission of the types of treatment that can be carried out; for a total of twelve hours.

Anatomy, physiology, neurophysiology of pelvic floor structures and activities.
Pelvic floor dysfunction.
Full assessment of the pelvic floor.

Abrams,P, Cardozo, L, Wagg, A, Wein, A. (Eds) Incontinence 6th Edition (2017). ICI-ICS. International Continence Society, Bristol UK, ISBN: 978-0956960733.
Incontinenza urinaria femminile - Manuale per la riabilitazione
Autori: Donatella Giraudo, Gianfranco Lamberti ISBN 9788870513035.
Incontinenza urinaria maschile - Manuale per la riabilitazione Autori: Donatella Giraudo, Gianfranco Lamberti ISBN 9788870514568.

Frontal teaching, including presentation of clinical cases and recent studies.

The teacher can be contacted, for possible reception, by e-mail provided by the university.