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PSCPEH390 Clinical Practice in Emergency Healthcare

3 semester credits. This placement is offered to highly motivated students who seek a structured experience within the system of public healthcare in Italy. The Italian healthcare system has consistently ranked in the top categories worldwide (#2 in 2020 according to the WHO) for its equal access to medical care and health statistics, in particular overall life expectancy. Organizations such as the Italian Red Cross, Misericordia, and ANPAS support the public system through volunteer work for essential services. For example, in the region of Tuscany, all services involving the rescue and transportation of emergency patients are conducted by volunteers of the aforementioned associations. Student involvement in practice hours is an opportunity to actively engage within the local community and culture in connection to a healthcare perspective - achieved through ongoing tasks and clinical observations within a public healthcare context alongside licensed professionals and experienced volunteers. This practice is composed by hours in EMT observations for ambulance unit dispatches, where students participate in emergency ambulance dispatches to observe EMTs on duty. The practice inserts students in a professional context, under the direct supervision and monitoring of a licensed doctor or nurse. This course features unsalaried shifts ranging from Monday to Friday, although some organizations may require weekend hours. The practice lasts for a minimum of 150 hours which may include a preparatory training course. Hours also include research and projects such as classroom activity and writing assignments. Placements will vary depending on the student's language and professional skills.

PSCPGH390 Clinical Practice in Geriatric Healthcare

3 semester credits. This practice deals with geriatric, or gerontological healthcare within the Italian system, which is ranked in the top categories of healthcare worldwide (#2 in 2020 according to the WHO). The practice seeks to enable students to learn how to provide care to elderly individuals, focusing on the different approaches required to heal the ageing body through a high-quality and person-centered approach. The practice inserts students in a professional context, under the direct supervision and monitoring of a licensed doctor or nurse. This course features unsalaried shifts ranging from Monday to Friday, although some organizations may require weekend hours. The practice lasts for a minimum of 150 hours which may include a preparatory training course. Hours also include research and projects such as classroom activity and writing assignments. Placements will vary depending on the student's language and professional skills.

PSCPPC390 Clinical Practice Preparatory Course

NC. This preparatory course allows students enrolled in a Clinical Practice to understand the behaviors, rules, and best practices necessary to work in a clinical setting. The training incorporates safety measures and focuses on the main tools that students will come across during their shifts, with the aim of assisting the transition to the practical aspect of the health profession.

PSCPPH390 Clinical Practice in Pediatric Healthcare

3 semester credits. This practice deals with pediatric healthcare within the Italian system, which is ranked in the top categories of healthcare worldwide (#2 in 2020 according to the WHO). The practice seeks to enable students to learn how to provide care to neonates, infants, children, and adolescents, by allowing them to engage in clinical hours in pediatric hospitals of the highest order. The practice inserts students in a professional context, under the direct supervision and monitoring of a licensed doctor or nurse. This course features unsalaried shifts ranging from Monday to Friday, although some organizations may require weekend hours. The practice lasts for a minimum of 150 hours which may include a preparatory training course. Hours also include research and projects such as classroom activity and writing assignments. Placements will vary depending on the student's language and professional skills.

PSCPSW390 Clinical Practice in Social Work

3 semester credits. This practice is designed to offer social work services in Italy. Social work comprises many target groups with the intention of increasing their individual and collective well-being. The practice seeks to foster knowledge concerning the interrelation of human development and behavior with social, cultural, and economic factors. In this practice, students contribute actively in the Italian social fabric to meet the need of the individuals assisted in their position's facility. The practice inserts students in a professional context, under the direct supervision and monitoring of a licensed professional. This course features unsalaried shifts ranging from Monday to Friday, although some organizations may require weekend hours. The practice lasts for a minimum of 150 hours which may include a preparatory training course. Hours also include research and projects such as classroom activity and writing assignments. Placements will vary depending on the student's language and professional skills.