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NEUROPSYCHOLOGY I

CODE 65516
ACADEMIC YEAR 2021/2022
CREDITS 2 credits during the 2nd year of 9282 SPEECH-LANGUAGE DISORDERS (L/SNT2) GENOVA
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR MED/26
LANGUAGE Italian
TEACHING LOCATION GENOVA (SPEECH-LANGUAGE DISORDERS)
SEMESTER 2° Semester
MODULES This unit is a module of:
TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

AIMS AND CONTENT

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

The student will have to acquire a good command of the definitions, the classification and the anatomo-clinical correlations of the different cognitive functions, both in normal conditions and in pathology. This should also allow to understand the theoretical and practical bases of neuropsychological assessment, so that the students may be able to structure a correct approach to the various forms of functional and organic disorders of the subjects they will have to interact with.

TEACHING METHODS

Lessons take place in the second semester of the second 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

Anatomo-functional basis for the understanding of global brain functioning. Organization in Networks 
The 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

MICHELE ABBRUZZESE (President)

FRANCESCA MARIA BATTAGLIA

ANDREA ESCELSIOR

MARIA MATILDE INGLESE

LAURA MORI

FLAVIO MARIANO NOBILI

LINO NOBILI (President and Coordinator of Integrated Course)

LESSONS

TEACHING METHODS

Lessons take place in the second semester of the second 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

Class schedule

NEUROPSYCHOLOGY I

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
24/01/2022 14:30 GENOVA Orale
09/02/2022 14:30 GENOVA Orale
09/06/2022 14:30 GENOVA Orale
22/06/2022 14:30 GENOVA Orale
06/07/2022 14:30 GENOVA Orale
07/09/2022 14:30 GENOVA Orale
21/09/2022 14:30 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.