NEUROLOGY

NEUROLOGY

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Code
61195
ACADEMIC YEAR
2020/2021
CREDITS
1 credits during the 2nd year of 8745 MEDICINE AND SURGERY (LM-41) GENOVA
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
MED/26
LANGUAGE
Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (MEDICINE AND SURGERY)
semester
2° Semester
modules
This unit is a module of:
Teaching materials

OVERVIEW

Neurological urgencies: coma, brain death, clinical and bioethical aspects and the importance and limits of electroencephalography and other instrumental exams

AIMS AND CONTENT

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

Knowledge and  understaning of  the etiological, clinical, instrumental and prognostic factors of coma

Knowledge and understanding of  the clinical, instrumental and bioethical aspects of brain death and vegetative state

Teaching methods

Theoric frontal lessons

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

Physiology of the conscious state and pathophysiology of consciousness disturbances

 Approaching the patient with a disturbance of consciousness

 Principal structural and metabolic causes of coma. Urgent medical and surgical treatment of patients with specific disturbances of consciousness and their prognosis

 Approach to the diagnosis of brain death and the clinical physiology of vegetative state and minimally conscious state

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

Bernat James Ethical issue in Neurology. Butterwoth-Heinemann 2° edition 2002

Young et al. Coma and impaired consciousness : a clinical perspective. McGraw- Hill Medical 1998

J.B. Posner, C.B. Saper, N.D. Schiff, F. Plum. Stupor e coma (sottotitolo Edizione italiana basata sull'ultima edizione americana) Raffaello Cortina Editore 2004

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Exam Board

PIERO RUGGERI (President)

CARLA COGO (President)

PIETRO BALDELLI

ANNA FASSIO

EMANUELA LUISA FAELLI

LAURA AVANZINO

FABIO BENFENATI (President and Coordinator of Integrated Course)

LESSONS

Teaching methods

Theoric frontal lessons