Neurology

A.Y. 2019/2020
5
Max ECTS
60
Overall hours
SSD
MED/26 MED/27 MED/34
Language
Italian
Learning objectives
The aims of the teaching course on Nervous System Diseases is to provide the students with knowledge about anatomo-functional aspects, pathophysiological concepts, and diagnostic procedures to understand the various diseases of the central and peripheral nervous system, including the diseases of the muscle of neurological origin.
Students will be provided with neuroepidemiological teaching on the main neurological diseases, particularly thise usefule for understanding the mechanisms of the disease and those that have a string impact on social and health system organization.

The course will also provide teaching elements on the principal instrumental and laboratory techniques utilized in the diagnosis of the diseases of the nervous system (lumbar puncture, neuroradiology, nuclear medicine techniques, neurophysiopathological techniques, such as electroencephalogram, evoked potentials, electromiography). Finally, the teaching course will provide fundamentals and elements on the therapeutic aspects of the neurological diseases.

Central to the teaching of the Nervous System Disease course are the concepts of the localization of the lesion (central versus peripheral, level of lesions) and the correlation with other aspects of medicine in an integrated and not focalized vison of the specialty.
Expected learning outcomes
At the end of the teaching course, the student will be able 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.
Course syllabus and organization

Single session

Responsible
Prerequisites for admission
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.
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.
Neurologia
Course syllabus
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
Teaching methods
Frontal lessons
Teaching Resources
Libri di testo suggeriti:
1) Jean Cambier, Maurice Masson, Henri Dehen. Neurologia.
2) Parte di neurologia di Harrison "Principi di medicina interna".
Neurochirurgia
Course syllabus
The course is based on a strong integration of different disciplines, thus the program of the single disciplines cannot be extracted form the program of the whole course which is reported in module Neurology.
Teaching methods
Frontal lessons
Teaching Resources
Libri di testo suggeriti:
1) Jean Cambier, Maurice Masson, Henri Dehen. Neurologia.
2) Parte di neurologia di Harrison "Principi di medicina interna".
Medicina fisica e riabilitativa
Course syllabus
The course is based on a strong integration of different disciplines, thus the program of the single disciplines cannot be extracted form the program of the whole course which is reported in module Neurology.
Teaching methods
Frontal lessons
Teaching Resources
Libri di testo suggeriti:
1) Jean Cambier, Maurice Masson, Henri Dehen. Neurologia.
2) Parte di neurologia di Harrison "Principi di medicina interna".
Medicina fisica e riabilitativa
MED/34 - PHYSICAL AND REHABILITATION MEDICINE - University credits: 1
Lessons: 12 hours
Professor: Perucca Laura
Neurochirurgia
MED/27 - NEUROSURGERY - University credits: 1
Lessons: 12 hours
Professor: Di Meco Francesco
Neurologia
MED/26 - NEUROLOGY - University credits: 3
Lessons: 36 hours