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CODE 68103
ACADEMIC YEAR 2024/2025
CREDITS
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR MED/26
LANGUAGE Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
  • CHIAVARI
  • PIETRA LIGURE
  • LA SPEZIA
  • GE SAN MARTINO
SEMESTER 1° Semester
MODULES Questo insegnamento è un modulo di:
TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

OVERVIEW

The lessons of Neurology intend to give to the student the knolwedge of the main anatomic and functional aspects of Central and Peripheral Nervous System with a simple but scientifically correct description of principal physiopathological alterations valuable by neruological examination.
 

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

The lessons of Neurology have the goal of give to the student the knowledge of the main functions and dysfunctions of CNS and PNS with particular attention to the motility in consideration of the future activity in the field of neuro-motor rehabilitation. The teachers give to the student information on sensorial and sensitive functions as well as on cortical functions, in particular on language.
 

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

The student must know the anatomy, the physiology and the main pathological problems related to the pyramidal, cortico-bulbar, extra-pyramidal systems as well as the method of their clinical evaluation. Other elements will be the cranial nerve functions, in particular the vision and the ocular motility, and the neurological dysfunctions linked to cerebral, spinal and peripheral involvement. The student must know the localization of brain speech centers and the differences between aphasia and dysarthria, the main functions of vegetative nervous system. In conclusion, the student must know the principal elements witch are usefuThe student must demonstrate the knowledge of the neurology and must be able to understand the normal and pathological function of the Nervous System, and to classify the clinical picture of his patient in order to evaluate the best rehabilitative approach with a correct judgment process. He will be able to clearly communicate his professional conclusion.l for the identification of the site of a lesion of the Nervous System.

 

TEACHING METHODS

Frontal lessons

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

 

PROGRAM

Summary of Fundamentals of Anatomy and Physiology of the Central and Peripheral Nervous System:

Outline of Macroscopic Anatomy of the Central Nervous System

The Neuron: Histological and Functional Aspects

The Motor Function:

Via Cortico-Spinale and Via Cortico-Bulbare

The Motor Unit and the Alpha-Motor Neurons

The Gamma Circuit, Muscle Tone and Reflexes

Force Assessment

Central Paralysis and Peripheral Paralysis

Motor coordination

Extrapyramidal system

Pathological involuntary movements

The Sensitive Function:

Pathways of Sensitivity

Sensitivity

Main Clinical Sensitive Syndromes

The cranial nerves:

I cranial nerve (Olfactory)

II cranial nerve (Ophthalmic)

III, IV and VI cranial nerve (Oculomotors)

V cranial nerve (Trigeminal)

VII cranial nerve (Facial)

VIII cranial nerve (Acoustic-Vestibular)

IX, X, XI, XII cranial nerve (Glossopharyngeal, Vagus, Accessory of the Vagus, Hypoglossal)

The main neurological syndromes:

Language Disorders (Aphasia and Dysarthria)

Higher Nervous Functions and Cortical Syndromes

Notes on Vegetative Functions

Summary of the anatomo-clinical correlations of the main neurological symptoms and signs

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

We suggest the use of the handbook: Neurologia di Fazio-Loeb (SEU)

 

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

LESSONS

LESSONS START

The lessons begin in October (first didactic semester)

Class schedule

The timetable for this course is available here: Portale EasyAcademy

EXAMS

EXAM DESCRIPTION

the exam will be carried out orally with at least two questions on the topics included in the program

The student will be examined on all part of the program of Applied Neurosciences part I.

Each teacher will evaluate the student on his part of didactic program and will give his score; at the end of the test, the Coordinator will make the mean of the individual scores and give to the student the global score. The student may refuse the result. In this case, the student must repeat the test in another session. The coordinator inserts the questions and the scores on the electronic recording system as soon as possible.  

ASSESSMENT METHODS

The student must demonstrate the knowledge of the neurology and must be able to understand the normal and pathological function of the Nervous System, and to classify the clinical picture of his patient in order to evaluate the best rehabilitative approach with a correct judgment process. He will be able to clearly communicate his professional conclusion.

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

FURTHER INFORMATION

When a student is a certified LSD, it is required to contact the Referring Teacher of the DISABILITY and DSA Commission for DINOGMI: Prof. N. Girtler (nicolagirtler@unige.it ) and evaluated the single case, he will send to the teachers the necessary directions both for  lessons development  and for modality of examination