Nervous system diseases (clinical skills) - Neurology

Course syllabus and organization

Single session

Course syllabus
Professional activities pursue and are an integral part of the objectives and results of the learning expected from teaching, as they confer the skills and abilities useful for applying knowledge in clinical practice.
Cerebrovascular diseases
Multiple sclerosis
Elements of neuropsychology and cortical functions
Dementias
Headache
Semeiotics of central, peripheral and autonomous nervous system
Syncope
Delirium and confusional states
Parkinson disease and parkinsonisms
Principles of neurophysiology
Epilepsy and EEG
Cranial and systemic neuropathies
Genetic, immunologic, and immuno-mediate neuropathies
Neuromuscular junction and myopathies
Motoneuron diseases
Coma and cerebral death
Infectious diseases of the nervous system
Principles of neurosurgery
Emergencies in neurosurgery
Principles of surgical neuro-oncology
Principles of neuro-traumathology
Principles of spinal neurosurgery
Neurorehabiliation and disability
Post-stroke neurorehabilitation
Neurorehabilitation and postural balance deficits: physiopathology
Neurorehabilitation of postural balance deficits
Prerequisites for admission
Professional activities pursue and are an integral part of the objectives and results of the learning expected from teaching, as they confer the skills and abilities useful for applying knowledge in clinical practice.

1. Anatomy of the central and peripheral nervous system (including the vascular component)
2. Histology of the nervous system cells
3. Physiological aspects of the peripheral and central nervous system
4. Biochemistry as it concerns those pathogenetic and physiopathological aspects of the nervous system diseases.
Teaching methods
Attendance in hospital wards, surgeries, day hospital, operating room, first aid activities, discussion of clinical cases
Frontal lessons
Teaching Resources
Suggested textbooks:
1) Jean Cambier, Maurice Masson, Henri Dehen. Neurologia.
2) Parte di neurologia di Harrison "Principi di medicina interna".
Assessment methods and Criteria
Oral examination.
The commission will evaluate:
The student's ability to utilize the information received about the nervous system diseases, including the main aspects of anatomo-functional and pathophysiological type. In particular, the student will have to be able to:
- Localize the lesion site within the nervous system (central, peripheral including the muscular apparatus).
- Perform a first approach of differential diagnosis of the main neurological syndromes (e.g., headache, loss of consciousness, motor deficits, visual disturbances, etc. etc.).
- Provide sufficiently detailed information about the main neurological diseases.
- Have basic notions on therapy principles of neurological diseases and on the current new perspectives in this field.
MED/26 - NEUROLOGY - University credits: 3
Professional training: 75 hours
Professors: Bertora Pierluigi, Lovati Carlo, Rosa Silvia
Professor(s)