CODE 65516 ACADEMIC YEAR 2022/2023 CREDITS 2 cfu anno 2 9282 (L/SNT2) - GENOVA SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR MED/26 LANGUAGE Italian TEACHING LOCATION GENOVA SEMESTER 2° Semester MODULES Questo insegnamento è un modulo di: APPLIED NEUROSCIENCES I 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 MAURIZIO BALESTRINO Ricevimento: email@example.com MATTEO PARDINI Ricevimento: Students can book an appointment with Dr. Pardini via email: firstname.lastname@example.org Exam Board LAURA MORI (President) FRANCESCA MARIA BATTAGLIA ANDREA ESCELSIOR MARIA MATILDE INGLESE LINO NOBILI (President and Coordinator of Integrated Course) LESSONS 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 Data Ora Luogo Degree type Note 23/01/2023 14:30 GENOVA Orale 08/02/2023 14:30 GENOVA Orale 15/06/2023 14:30 GENOVA Orale 28/06/2023 14:30 GENOVA Orale 05/07/2023 14:30 GENOVA Orale 06/09/2023 14:30 GENOVA Orale 20/09/2023 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.