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CODE 65542
ACADEMIC YEAR 2023/2024
CREDITS
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR MED/26
LANGUAGE Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
  • GENOVA
SEMESTER 1° Semester
MODULES Questo insegnamento è un modulo di:
TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

OVERVIEW

Clinical Neuropsychology studies cognitive functions and their alterations. This subject is particularly important for the speech therapist, who often has to take care of patients with speech pathologies as well as disorders of cognitive functions. The teaching of clinical neuropsychology is divided into two modules: in the first the functions and their disorders are systematically presented; the second is dedicated to an in-depth study with a more practical approach.

AIMS AND CONTENT

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

The teaching of Neuropsychology 2 aims to deepen the knowledge of the cognitive functions that the student has acquired in the teaching of Neuropsychology 1, especially through an applicative approach aimed at studying the neuropsychological aspects of some important diseases of the central nervous system. In this context, the main teaching themes are represented by "major brain syndromes" (also as a paradigm of the integration between "basic" and cognitive neurological functions) and the various types of dementia. This will allow to further develop the theoretical and practical bases of neuropsychological assessment of the various forms of functional and organic disorders of the subjects with whom they will have to interact.

TEACHING METHODS

Lessons take place in the first semester of the third year through lectures that make use of slide projections.

Students with SLD, disability or other special educational needs certification are strongly encouraged to contact the teachers at the beginning of the course to agree on teaching methods which, respecting the teaching objectives, take into account individual learning methods and provide suitable compensatory instruments.

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

The great cortical syndromes

Dementias (definition and classification)

Alzheimer's disease

Fronto-temporal dementias

Lewy Body Dementia

Vascular dementias and other secondary dementias

Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI)

Concluding considerations on the usefulness and limitations of neuropsychological tests.

The neuropsychology of music and the pathophysiological basis of the use of music and singing in rehabilitation.

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

Loeb, Favale: Neurologia di Fazio Loeb, SEU 2003.

Additional teaching material is provided by the teacher during the lesson and made available on Aulaweb

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Exam Board

LUCILLA VESTITO (President)

FABIO BANDINI

MANUELA MOLLICA

LAURA MORI

MATTEO PARDINI (President and Coordinator of Integrated Course)

LESSONS

LESSONS START

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

EXAMS

EXAM DESCRIPTION

The exam takes place orally in a joint session with the various teachers of the integrated course.

ASSESSMENT METHODS

The student must demonstrate that he/she has understood the topics specified in the program, and in particular that he has acquired a precise terminological competence, a solid theoretical basis of the discipline and a sufficient knowledge of the main clinical pictures covered by the program.

Students with SLD or other regularly certified special educational needs will be able to agree on written or oral modalities with the teacher, by contacting the teachers at least 10 days before the exam. They can also take advantage of 30% additional time.

Exam schedule

Data Ora Luogo Degree type Note
31/01/2024 09:00 GENOVA Orale SEDI: Appello del 10/07 --> Aula B - Polo Alberti TUTTI GLI ALTRI APPELLI: Auletta Didattica - Clinica Neurologica
15/02/2024 09:00 GENOVA Orale SEDI: Appello del 10/07 --> Aula B - Polo Alberti TUTTI GLI ALTRI APPELLI: Auletta Didattica - Clinica Neurologica
06/06/2024 09:00 GENOVA Orale SEDI: Appello del 10/07 --> Aula B - Polo Alberti TUTTI GLI ALTRI APPELLI: Auletta Didattica - Clinica Neurologica
10/07/2024 09:00 GENOVA Orale SEDI: Appello del 10/07 --> Aula B - Polo Alberti TUTTI GLI ALTRI APPELLI: Auletta Didattica - Clinica Neurologica
12/09/2024 09:00 GENOVA Orale SEDI: Appello del 10/07 --> Aula B - Polo Alberti TUTTI GLI ALTRI APPELLI: Auletta Didattica - Clinica Neurologica
26/09/2024 09:00 GENOVA Orale SEDI: Appello del 10/07 --> Aula B - Polo Alberti TUTTI GLI ALTRI APPELLI: Auletta Didattica - Clinica Neurologica

FURTHER INFORMATION

1) The exam cannot be taken if the student has not passed the propaedeutic exam(s).

2) Since these are integrated course exams, failure to pass a single discipline mandates to repeat the whole exam.