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CLINICAL NEUROPSYCHOLOGY OF THE ADULT

CODE 68126
ACADEMIC YEAR 2021/2022
CREDITS
  • 4 cfu during the 3nd year of 9281 FISIOTERAPIA(L/SNT2) - GE SAN MARTINO
  • 4 cfu during the 3nd year of 9281 FISIOTERAPIA(L/SNT2) - PIETRA LIGURE
  • 4 cfu during the 3nd year of 9281 FISIOTERAPIA(L/SNT2) - CHIAVARI
  • 4 cfu during the 3nd year of 9281 FISIOTERAPIA(L/SNT2) - LA SPEZIA
  • SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR MED/26
    LANGUAGE Italian
    TEACHING LOCATION
  • GE SAN MARTINO
  • PIETRA LIGURE
  • CHIAVARI
  • LA SPEZIA
  • SEMESTER 1° Semester
    MODULES This unit is a module of:
    TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

    AIMS AND CONTENT

    AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

    The teaching of Clinical Neuropsychology of adulthood aims to provide basic knowledge on the global functioning of the brain, with particular regard to cognitive functions, in particular on their general organization in terms of networking, and on the terminology inherent in the individual functions and their disturbances. At the end of the course, the main clinical pictures during which neuropsychological disorders represent the most relevant element, or one of the most relevant elements of the symptomatology, will be illustrated. The student will have to acquire a good command of the definitions, the classification and the anatomo-clinical correlations of the functions themselves, both in normal conditions and in pathology. This will also allow to understand the theoretical and practical bases of neuropsychological assessment, to enable students to structure a correct approach with the various forms of disorders of the subjects they will have to interact with.

    TEACHING METHODS

    Lessons take place in the first semester of the third year through lectures that make use of slide projections
    The modality is interactive and also includes projection of films, presentation of clinical cases and reading of fragments of specialized books

    SYLLABUS/CONTENT

    The main cortical syndromes
    Clinical neuropsychology and cognitive functions: definitions and general concepts
    The prerequisites for neuropsychological assessment; the clinical interview. The global cognitive scales
    Attention (definition, classification and main syndromic pictures)
    Executive functions. The concepts of intelligence, abstraction, planning, problem solving
    Memory (definition, classification and main syndromic pictures)
    Aphasias (definition, classification and main syndromic pictures)
    Apraxias (definition, classification and main syndromic pictures)
    The Agnosias (definition, classification and main syndromic pictures)
    The visual-spatial functions
    Neglect and disturbances of the body schema
    Cognitive deficits in neurodegenerative diseases of the central nervous system
    Cognitive deficits in cerebrovascular disease
    Cognitive deficits in demyelinating diseases of the central nervous system

    RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

    Fondamenti di Neuroscienze, A Siegel & HN Sapru, Italian edition based on the 3rd in English, Piccin Editore

    Additional teaching material is provided by the teacher during the lessons and made available on Aulaweb or on the dedicated Team

    TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

    Exam Board

    MARIA LAURA INGLESE (President)

    ROSARIA ANDREOTTI

    MAURIZIO BALESTRINO

    FRANCESCA MARIA BATTAGLIA

    PAOLA BONA

    GAIA BONASSI

    ALESSANDRA CAMPUS

    GIUSEPPE CORVAGLIA

    ELISA DE GRANDIS

    ELISA GIORLI

    LINO NOBILI

    MATTEO PARDINI

    JESSICA PODDA

    MAGDA RIZZARDI

    FLAVIO MARIANO NOBILI (President and Coordinator of Integrated Course)

    LESSONS

    Class schedule

    All class schedules are posted on the EasyAcademy portal.

    EXAMS

    EXAM DESCRIPTION

    Written with multiple choice questions
    Oral in case of restrictions dictated by the Covid-19 pandemic

    ASSESSMENT METHODS

    The student must correctly answer at least 60% of the questions
    In the case of an oral exam, the student must demonstrate that he/she has understood the topics specified in the program, and in particular that he/she has a precise command of the terminology and a sufficient knowledge of the pathophysiology of cognitive functions and the methods of their exploration.

    Exam schedule

    Date Time Location Type Notes
    19/01/2022 09:30 GENOVA Orale
    09/02/2022 09:30 GENOVA Orale
    23/02/2022 09:30 GENOVA Orale
    22/06/2022 09:30 GENOVA Orale
    06/07/2022 09:30 GENOVA Orale
    07/09/2022 09:30 GENOVA Orale
    21/09/2022 09:30 GENOVA Orale

    FURTHER INFORMATION

    1) The exam cannot be taken if the related prerequisites have not been respected. 2) Since these are integrated course exams, failure to pass a single discipline requires the need to repeat the entire exam.