Pathogenetic bases of neurological and psychiatric disorders

A.A. 2019/2020
6
Crediti massimi
42
Ore totali
SSD
BIO/11 MED/13 MED/25 MED/26
Lingua
Inglese
Obiettivi formativi
To provide to the students the current knowledge of the pathogenetic mechanism, causes and clinical implication of the principal neurological and psychiatric disorders. To acquire the advances in the biological research in these fields. To understand how these diseases can affect the life expectations and autonomy of affected patients.
Risultati apprendimento attesi
The comprehension of the pathological mechanisms underlying neurological and psychiatric disorders. To understand where the research on the pathogenetic mechanisms has arrived and what are the current field of biological research and what are the perspective in the study of these diseases.
Programma e organizzazione didattica

Edizione unica

Responsabile
Periodo
Terzo trimestre
Programma
Molecular biology:
Genetics of neuropsychiatric disorders
Epigenetic mechanisms in neuropsychiatric disorders
Advanced experimental models of neuropsychiatric disorders
Therapeutic inroads for neuropsychiatric disorders.
Endocrinology:
Physiopathology of anterior pituitary and hypothalamic system
Physiopathology of the posterior pituitary gland
Neuroendocrinology of appetite and weight control.
Mental health:
The concept of mental disease based on DSM-5 and the Psychic Objective Exam
The basis of psychopathology I
The basis of psychopathology II
Psycosis and schizophrenia
Depression and Bipolar disorders
Anxiety Disorders and Obsessive Compulsive Disorders
Personality and Developmental Disorders
Cognitive and Neural basis of the major psychiatric disorders.
Neurology:
Cerebrovascular diseases
Epilepsy
Infective disorders
Multiple sclerosis
Alzheimer disease and other Dementias
Parkinson's Disease
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
Neuropathy.
Prerequisiti
Students must have knowledge of the anatomy, physiology and biochemistry of the central and peripheral nervous system and of the related endocrinologic system.
Metodi didattici
The teaching course is based on frontal seminars covering all the main pathological mechanisms and clinical implications of the principal neurological and psychiatric disease. Students will be provided all the slides of each lecture.
The student is required to attend all the teaching activities, with a tolerance of no more than 25% of the hours. Students are required to sign their attendance at each learning activities. Should the number of absences be higher than 25%, the Teaching Committee will take the necessary measures.
Materiale di riferimento
Slides provided by the teachers
Kandel et al. Principle of Neurosciences
Modalità di verifica dell’apprendimento e criteri di valutazione
The examination will be an oral assessment performed in all the disciplines covered by the course. The final vote will result from the weighted average of different examinations with a final score of 0-30 and will take in consideration not only the knowledge of each discipline but also the quality and clarity of the responses
Moduli o unità didattiche
Endocrinology
MED/13 - ENDOCRINOLOGIA - CFU: 1
Lezioni: 7 ore

Mental health
MED/25 - PSICHIATRIA - CFU: 2
Lezioni: 14 ore
Docente: Brambilla Paolo

Molecular biology
BIO/11 - BIOLOGIA MOLECOLARE - CFU: 1
Lezioni: 7 ore
Docente: Testa Giuseppe

Neurology
MED/26 - NEUROLOGIA - CFU: 2
Lezioni: 14 ore