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POSTUROLOGY

CODE 68312
ACADEMIC YEAR 2022/2023
CREDITS
  • 6 cfu during the 3nd year of 9283 ORTOTTICA ED ASSISTENZA OFTALMOLOGICA(L/SNT2) - GENOVA
  • SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR MED/30
    LANGUAGE Italian
    TEACHING LOCATION
  • GENOVA
  • SEMESTER 1° Semester
    MODULES This unit is a module of:
    TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

    OVERVIEW

    The discipline provides to students the basic information of posturology which has the purpose the diagnosy and therapy for postural sistem disfunctions based on the global diagnostic model. It makes possible to link the clinic evaluations in particular: Neurologic, oculistic, orthopedic, physiatrist, dental etc.

    AIMS AND CONTENT

    AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

    Acquiring the knowledge and skills to understand: 1) The Physiopathological basis and therapeutical knowledge for paralytic strabismus and restrictive. 2) Main characteristics of nystagmus congenital and acquired 3) Diagnosis and treatment for the upon patologies 4) Physiologic basis of balance and how the ocular pathologies can change them.

    The course wants to provide the followinf diagnostic tools:
    Barré's vertical

    The Romberg Test

    The rotation head test

    The Bassani test

    The Fukuda Unterberger test

    The manoeuvre of podalic convercence

    Every lesson is divided in theorical part of 90 minutes, and practical part of 30 minutes.

    Posturografic exam:

    The last lesson is dedicated to the usage of the stabilometric - baropodometric platform.

    It will be used for specifical misuration on students who will discuss together about the results.

    TEACHING METHODS

    The last lesson is dedicated to the usage of the stabilometric – baropodemetric platform. It will be used for specifical misuration on students who will discuss together about the results.

    Every lesson is divided in theorucal part of 90 minutes, and practical part of 30 minutes.

    SYLLABUS/CONTENT

    Hystorical information about the discipline.

    Balance.

    Structure and anatomy of the scheletric muscle.

    Muscolar tone.

    Isometric and Isotonic Contraction.

    The impulse transmission.

    Fine postural System.

    Concept of postural biomecchanic.

    What is a system.

    Esoentrance.

    Endoentrance.

    The eye.

    The eye as esoentrance.

    The eye as endoentrance.

    The eye movements.

    The mouth, relation between the occlusion and the posture.

    The vestibule.

    The anatomy of the foot.

    The foot as postural organ.

    The foot as vascular organ.

    Sensoral interaction.

    Postural deficit syndrome.

    Postural issues from the eye.

    How proceed with an examination:

    Anamnesis

    Clinical Tests:

    Barrè's vertical,

    The Romberg test,

    The rotation head test,

    The Bassani test,

    The Fukuda Unterberger test,

    Thumbs test,

    Podalic manouvre convergence.

    Slow ocular convergence test.

    Posturografic exam.

    RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

    - Dispense scritte e fornite dal Docente stesso

    - Bricot B., "La riprogrammazione posturale globale", Statipro (1998)

    - Guidetti G., "Diagnosi e terapia dei disturbi dell'equilibrio", Editore marrapese (1997)

    - Pacini T., "Studio della postura e indagine baropodometrica", Chimat (2000)

    - Gagey P.M., M. Weber, "Posturologia, regolazione e perturbazione della stazione eretta", Seconda ed. Marrapese Editore, Roma, 2000

    - Densy-Struyf G., "Les chaines musculaires et articulaires", Maloine, Paris 1982

    TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

    Exam Board

    CARLO ALBERTO CUTOLO

    RICCARDO SCOTTO

    MICHELE IESTER (President and Coordinator of Integrated Course)

    LESSONS

    Class schedule

    All class schedules are posted on the EasyAcademy portal.

    EXAMS

    EXAM DESCRIPTION

    Oral.

    It is mandatory the subscription to the website: https://servizionline.unige.it/studenti/esami/

    ASSESSMENT METHODS

    The exam will be composed of questions about the lessons and it has the goal to evaluate the ability to use the correct vocabulary and exposition of basic concepts of posturology.