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PHYSIOPATHOLOGY OF LOCOMOTION

CODE 67321
ACADEMIC YEAR 2022/2023
CREDITS
  • 8 cfu during the 1st year of 9284 PODOLOGIA(L/SNT2) - GENOVA
  • SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR BIO/09
    LANGUAGE Italian
    TEACHING LOCATION
  • GENOVA
  • SEMESTER 2° Semester
    MODULES This unit is a module of:
    TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

    AIMS AND CONTENT

    LEARNING OUTCOMES

    Knowledge and deepening of the physiological knowledge of the foot.

    AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

    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 podology.

    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 podology.

    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

    LAURA AVANZINO

    PIETRO BALDELLI

    ENRICO MILLO

    MARIO PASSALACQUA

    GABRIELLA PIETRA

    CHIARA VITALE

    LESSONS

    LESSONS START

    Second Semeter (March). 

    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  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.