NEUROLOGY

NEUROLOGY

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Code
68274
ACADEMIC YEAR
2018/2019
CREDITS
2 credits during the 2nd year of 9287 THERAPY OF MOTOR DISABILITY IN THE PEDIATRIC AGE (L/SNT2) GENOVA
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
MED/26
LANGUAGE
Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (THERAPY OF MOTOR DISABILITY IN THE PEDIATRIC AGE)
semester
1° Semester
Teaching materials

OVERVIEW

The lessons of Neurology intend to give to the student the knowledge of the main anatomic and functional aspects of Central and Peripheral Nervous System with a simple but scientifically correct description of principal physio-pathological alterations valuable by neurological 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 useful for the identification of the site of a lesion of the Nervous System.   

Teaching methods

Part of the didactic program will be based on a “on line” tele-didactic system; the remaining part of the program will be performed using traditional didactic methods (frontal lessons)

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

PROGRAM

  • Module 1 (Anatomy and Physiology of Nervous System)
    • Unit 1: Anatomy of the Brain and Spinal Cord
    • Unit 2: The Neuron
  • Module 2 (Motor function)
    • Unit 1: Cortico-spinal and cortico-bulbar tracts
    • Unit 2: Motor Unit and alpha-motor-neurons
    • Unit 3: Gamma loop; muscular tone; reflexes
    • Unit 4: Strength evaluation
    • Unit 5: Central and peripheral palsy
    • Unit 6: Motor coordination
    • Unit 7: Extra-pyramidal system
    • Unit 8: Involuntary movements
  • Module 3 (Sensitive function)
    • Unit 1: Sensitive pathways
    • Unit 2: Sensitive classification
    • Unit 3: Main sensitive syndromes
  • Module 4 (Cranial Nerves)
    • Unit 1: I cranial nerve
    • Unit 2: II cranial nerve
    • Unit 3: III, IV, VI cranial nerves
    • Unit 4: V cranial nerve
    • Unit 5: VII cranial nerve
    • Unit 6: VIII cranial nerve
    • Unit 7: IX, X, XI, XII cranial nerves
  • Module 5 (Neurological syndromes)
    • Speech disturbances (aphasia, dysarthria)
    • Cortical syndromes
    • Vegetative functions
    • Summary of the main neurological syndromes and site lesion evaluation

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

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

The teachers insert the lesson slides on Aulaweb system

The on-line lessons are freely available on PC.

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Ricevimento: ​ The teachers receive the students upon telephonic of electronic mail appointment in the working days, in the afternoon. Prof. Carlo Gandolfo, tel. (+39) 0103537040, cell. (+39) 3472281179, mail: gandcaci@unige.it or cgandolfo@neurologia.unige.it Prof. Marina Grandis, tel. (+39) 0103537040, cell. (+39) 3391345946, mail: mgrandis@neurologia.unige.it

Exam Board

SIMONA PENATI

FEDERICA BARBIERI

GRAZIA MARIA SPAGGIARI

CARLO GANDOLFO

LESSONS

Teaching methods

Part of the didactic program will be based on a “on line” tele-didactic system; the remaining part of the program will be performed using traditional didactic methods (frontal lessons)

LESSONS START

The lessons begin in October (first didactic semester)

EXAMS

Exam description

Oral test

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.