Neurobiology, human behaviour and clinical neuroscience

A.Y. 2020/2021
19
Max ECTS
228
Overall hours
SSD
BIO/09 BIO/14 BIO/16 M-PSI/01 M-PSI/08 MED/08 MED/25 MED/26 MED/27 MED/34 MED/36 MED/39
Language
English
Learning objectives
The course integrates different disciplines to address the approach to the patient with symptoms of neurological impairment including those pointing to an involvement of brain, spinal cord, nerve and muscle. These include symptoms of cognitive, motor, sensory and autonomic impairment. The course, organized in 7 blocks starts recalling the basic sciences providing the structural and physiological fundamentals to understand functions and pathologies of brain and spinal cord. A section dedicated to neurological, neuropsychological and neuroimaging examination introduces the students to the correct approach to the symptoms of the patient and how the physician should investigate these symptoms and assess the neurological functions of the patient. The symptoms, the assessment and the pharmacological treatment of the main neurological, neurosurgical and psychiatric diseases will be examined according to their clinical presentation and progression. Two special blocks will address the main topics in neurological rehabilitation and in infant neurology/neuropsychiatry.
Expected learning outcomes
At the end of the course students are expected to have knowledge of:
- the anatomo-functional substrates of neurological functions
- how to perform a neurological examination
- how to approach and treat the acute neurological patient
- how to approach and treat the "progressive" neurological patient
- the rehabilitation of the neurological patient
- the development and the neurology in infants
- how to approach mental diseases in adults
- how to approach mental disorders in adults in particular Addiction/Alcoholism, Eating and Mood Disorders and their related treatments
- How to approach to Schizophrenia and psychotic spectrum: clincal features, classification and related disorders
Course syllabus and organization

Single session

Responsible
Anatomy
BIO/16 - HUMAN ANATOMY - University credits: 1
Lessons: 12 hours
Professor: Sforza Chiarella
Clinical Psychology
M-PSI/08 - CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY - University credits: 1
Lessons: 12 hours
Professor: Gorini Alessandra
General Psychology
M-PSI/01 - GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY - University credits: 1
Lessons: 12 hours
Professor: Gorini Alessandra
Human physiology
BIO/09 - PHYSIOLOGY - University credits: 1
Lessons: 12 hours
Professor: Cerri Gabriella
Infant neuropsychiatry
MED/39 - CHILD NEUROPSYCHIATRY - University credits: 1
Lessons: 12 hours
Professor: Vignoli Aglaia
Mental health
MED/25 - PSYCHIATRY - University credits: 4
Lessons: 48 hours
Professor: Brambilla Paolo
Neurology
MED/26 - NEUROLOGY - University credits: 5
Lessons: 60 hours
Neurosurgery
MED/27 - NEUROSURGERY - University credits: 1
Lessons: 12 hours
Professor: Bello Lorenzo
Pharmacology
BIO/14 - PHARMACOLOGY - University credits: 1
Lessons: 12 hours
Professor: Molteni Raffaella
Phatology
MED/08 - PATHOLOGY - University credits: 1
Lessons: 12 hours
Phatology
MED/36 - IMAGING AND RADIOTHERAPY - University credits: 1
Lessons: 12 hours
Rehabilitation medicine
MED/34 - PHYSICAL AND REHABILITATION MEDICINE - University credits: 1
Lessons: 12 hours
Professor: Tesio Luigi
Professor(s)
Reception:
On appointment
IRIDe (ex sottotetto Sapori), Via Festa del Perdono 7
Reception:
Giovedi 14.00-16.00
Policlinico San Donato
Reception:
appointment by e-mail
Dept of Biomedical Sciences for Health - via Mangiagalli 31 - Milano
Reception:
Monday 11.00 - 12.00 a.m.
IRCCS Istituto Auxologico Italiano, Piazzale Brescia no. 20, 20149 Milano
Reception:
Contacting by email