First cycle degree in

Professional education

Class: L/SNT2 - Health professions for rehabilitation

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Class L/SNT2 - Health professions for rehabilitation
Duration 3 years
Branch Rovigo
Language Italian
Tuition fees and scholarships
Programme coordinator ELENA TENCONI
Access Restricted
Reference structures Department of neurosciences, School of medicine

The professional educator takes care of the insertion or psycho-social reintegration of people in difficulty in the context of daily life. They are responsible for implementing specific educational and rehabilitation projects to guarantee an individual's maximum degree of autonomy. If you are interested in a multidisciplinary approach that integrates social-health, pedagogical, and psychological aspects then this course is for you. You will acquire the knowledge needed to work alongside multidisciplinary teams of prevention professionals and the adequate communication skills that reach patients and families. You will also develop organizational and coordination skills needed to develop interventional support for social inclusion. The course allows you to enter into the workplace in both public and private structures.

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Characteristics and objectives
Features and aims
The degree prepares the health professionals in the field of rehabilitation, who programme, manage and evaluate/check educational and rehabilitative interventions directed to children, adults and elderly patients with intellectual or physical disability, severe mental illness, or substance or behavioral addiction disorders.
Moreover the educators collaborate with family counseling services in the context of foster care or adoption procedures, and design and delivery educational interventions in support of maternity.
To effectively communicate and share information with other health professionals, such as physicians, psychologists, nurses, pedagogues, or social workers, educators are expected to adequately master medical, psychological and educational knowledge.
Such knowledge is necessary to work and cooperate in a multidisciplinary team, to develop/acquire proper communicative and interpersonal skills, needed to therapeutically create a relation with patients and their families, in the context of a collaborative therapeutic and social rehabilitative process. Finally the course provides an educational offer on organizing and team-managing skills.

Occupational opportunities
Professional educators work as employees or freelance professionals in the context of private or public social, educational, health system/services/organizations.
For instance they can work in residential or daycare centers, or in job rehabilitative or job placement programs for patients with disability or severe psychiatric conditions, in Alzheimer's units, in child protection, family counseling, or separated foreign minors services, or in programs for immigrants or homeless people.
They can also work as educational support to disability, in several inpatients hospital units or mental health departments, included daycare centers and intensive therapeutic residential rehabilitation centers, in childhood and adolescence psychiatric departments, in substance or behavioral addiction departments, in health educational and promoting services, within primary or secondary prevention programs.

From Bachelor's degree to Master's degree
The graduate in Professional Education is qualified for the profession and can enter work immediately.
The course of study gives access to second cycle degree courses in Health professions or Rehabilitation
Sciences and Pedagogy and first level master's degrees.