- Assessment methods
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Basics of neuroanatomy and neurophysiology
The examination will consist of an oral test, on one of the main topics of the course, in which the student will be asked to demonstrate the knowledge related to the program carried out. The minimum requirement is that the student describes the required topic with property of language, based on the accuracy and precision of the answers to the questions that will be asked, the teacher will assess the level of depth and study and decide the grade.
To provide knowledge of the neurobiological and genetic bases of the pathologies of the nervous system; of the clinical and instrumental aspects useful to the study of the nervous system and its functioning in normal and pathological conditions.
Learning outcomes expected at the end of the teaching:
- Knowing how to orient themselves in the recognition of the most relevant neurological syndromes.
- Knowledge of the clinical and diagnostic aspects of the main neurological diseases of the central and peripheral nervous system.
Principles of pathophysiology of diseases of the nervous system and anatomic-functional correlations. Classification of the main neurological diseases.
Neurobiological aspects and investigation techniques of the main central and peripheral nervous system diseases: dementias, movement disorders, motor neuron diseases, prion encephalopathies, multiple sclerosis, mitochondrial encephalomyopathies, primary headaches, idiopathic and cryptogenic epilepsies, muscular dystrophies, genetic and dysimmune neuropathies. Pathogenesis of cerebral vasculopathies.
Main neurological syndromes: sign and symptoms of motor and sensory dysfunction/damage, communicative disorders, cognitive disturbances, acute neurological disorders. Basic information about the main neurological disorders of the peripheral nervous system. Diagnostic criteria and treatment of most epidemiologically-relevant neurological disorders: cerebrovascular, epilepsia, dementias, movement disorders.
Focus on cranial nerves pathology, headache and related disorders.
The teaching activity includes frontal lessons that will be carried out with the help of Power Point presentations (slides in Italian and English).