87467 - Projects on Neuropsychological Diagnosis and Rehabilitation

Academic Year 2021/2022

  • Teaching Mode: Traditional lectures
  • Campus: Cesena
  • Corso: Second cycle degree programme (LM) in Neurosciences and neuro-psychological rehabilitation (cod. 0989)

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course the students: 1) can relate the clinical neuropsychological signs following acquired cerebral lesions or cognitive decline to the appropriate assessment and rehabilitative tools 2) can plan projects for the diagnosis and rehabilitation in neuropsychology.

Course contents

Background knowledge:

  • The tools for the differential diagnosis in neuropsychology
  • The main techniques and principles of neuropsychological rehabilitation

    The course will take place during the second semester (February-May, 2022), at the Department of Psychology - Cesena Campus (address: p.zza A. Moro, 90).

    The course will focus on the following contents:

  • Projects for the diagnosis and rehabilitation of the cognitive and behavioural deficits following cerebrovascular diseases, brain tumors, multiple sclerosis and specific cognitive deficits (subjective memory impairment, Mild Cognitive Impairment, Dementia, head trauma)


Obligatory course readings: the slides and selected scientific papers presented during each class. The slides will be available after the classes on https://virtuale.unibo.it/

Teaching methods

Lectures, discussion of clinical cases, presentation of videos, practical exercises.

Assessment methods

The written exam (2 hours; any change of the modality of the exam due to the pandemic emergency will be notified on the web page "Avvisi") requires responses to 4 multiple choice questions (0.5 points for each question) and to plan a project of diagnosis and rehabilitation in neuropsychology (max 28 points).

The top score (30) will be given to students proving correct answers to the multiple choice questions and demonstrating their ability in planning theoretically and formally appropriate projects of diagnosis and rehabilitation in neuropsychology. On the basis of the correctness and completeness of the answers, scores will range from 30 to 18.

During the exam students are not allowed to consult any materials, such as textbooks, notes, electronic devices.

The student is required to complete the online registration (Almaesami) within the terms in order to be admitted to the exam. In the case of technical problems the student is required to promptly contact the Segreteria Studenti and email prof. Bertini (within the terms) who will consider the request and decide about the admission.

Teaching tools

Slides (PowerPoint), papers, discussions on single cases, videos.

Office hours

See the website of Caterina Bertini


Good health and well-being

This teaching activity contributes to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals of the UN 2030 Agenda.