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NEUROPHYSIOLOGY

CODE 68697
ACADEMIC YEAR 2022/2023
CREDITS
  • 2 cfu during the 1st year of 9281 FISIOTERAPIA(L/SNT2) - GE SAN MARTINO
  • 2 cfu during the 1st year of 9287 TERAPIA DELLA NEURO E PSICOMOTRICITA' DELL'ETA' EVOL(L/SNT2) - GENOVA
  • 2 cfu during the 1st year of 9281 FISIOTERAPIA(L/SNT2) - CHIAVARI
  • 2 cfu during the 1st year of 9297 TECNICHE ORTOPEDICHE(L/SNT3) - GENOVA
  • 2 cfu during the 1st year of 9281 FISIOTERAPIA(L/SNT2) - PIETRA LIGURE
  • 2 cfu during the 1st year of 9281 FISIOTERAPIA(L/SNT2) - LA SPEZIA
  • SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR BIO/09
    LANGUAGE Italian
    TEACHING LOCATION
  • GE SAN MARTINO
  • GENOVA
  • CHIAVARI
  • PIETRA LIGURE
  • LA SPEZIA
  • SEMESTER 2° Semester
    MODULES This unit is a module of:
    TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

    OVERVIEW

    The Neurophysiology course provides the elements to understand the functioning of some components of the nervous system. The elements for understanding the functions of the motor system and sensations are provided.

     

    AIMS AND CONTENT

    LEARNING OUTCOMES

    The course will furnish to the students fundamental knowledge about the physiology of the sensory-motor system.

    AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

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    The aim of the course is to provide the fundamental knowledge on the functions performed by the main structures of the nervous system and on the underlying physiological mechanisms in order to offer a physiological reference framework with which to interpret the role played by these structures in the neurophysiological mechanisms related to rehabilitation.

     

    Regarding the parameters of:

     

    To Know:

    At the end of the course, the student will know:

     

    - the principles of functioning of the nervous system;

    - the appropriate physiological terminology and the essential parameters for evaluating the components of the nervous system present in the program.

     

    To Know-how:

    At the end of the course the student will know how:


    - to integrate the knowledge of Biochemistry and Human Anatomy in a more general framework on the function of the nervous system.

     

    The student at the end of the course will have acquired the tools to evaluate the neurophysiological mechanisms related to rehabilitation.

    PREREQUISITES

    Knowledge of the basic principles of physics, chemistry and biochemistry. Knowledge of human anatomy.

    Passing the exams of: Anatomy and Histology

    TEACHING METHODS

    The course includes lectures.

    SYLLABUS/CONTENT

    The nervous system: somatic sensations; pain and analgesia; the motor systems of the brain; reflex and voluntary control of posture and movement; the vestibular system; locomotion; motor functions of the cerebral cortex, cerebellum and basal ganglia.

    RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

    Neuroscienze, Purves, Zanichelli

    Principi di Neuroscienze, Kandel, Casa Editrice Ambrosiana

    TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

    Exam Board

    PIETRO BALDELLI

    ANNA FASSIO

    ENRICO MILLO

    MARIO PASSALACQUA

    LESSONS

    LESSONS START

     The lessons will start in the second semester in accordance with the didactic calendar

    Class schedule

    All class schedules are posted on the EasyAcademy portal.

    EXAMS

    EXAM DESCRIPTION

    Oral exam.  The oral exam, lasting about twenty minutes, involve one question of neurophysiology asked by one teachers of the commission. The grade will be mediated with the one of Human Physiology as regards the Physiology course of the Physiology and Biochemistry integrated course.

     

    ASSESSMENT METHODS

    The oral exam aims to verify the basic knowledge of the components of the central nervous system present in the program. Language properties, clarity of presentation, consequentiality of reasoning and analytical capacity are also evaluated.

    FURTHER INFORMATION

    A lesson on spinal reflexes (Prof. Bove) is available online on aulaweb.