78996 - Neuropsychology Laboratory (A)

Academic Year 2021/2022

  • Moduli: Anna Di Santantonio (Modulo 1) Davide Braghittoni (Modulo 2)
  • Teaching Mode: Traditional lectures (Modulo 1) Traditional lectures (Modulo 2)
  • Campus: Cesena
  • Corso: Second cycle degree programme (LM) in Neurosciences and neuro-psychological rehabilitation (cod. 0989)

Learning outcomes

At the end of the lab, the student is able to: - use diagnostic tools to make a quantitative and qualitative assessment of cognitive disorders and left for a possible rehabilitation treatment and diagnosis of dementia - identifying the problem of methods and evaluation techniques and rehabilitation of existing, - communicate with experts and non-experts their conclusions, both on the evaluation of behavior and cognitive function, and proposals for measures that each situation requires - to deepen and update their knowledge independently

Course contents

During the lessons of the laboratory, will be presented in detail the major cognitive and emotional disturbances resulting from the injury in adults and the main diagnostic tools. The main purpose is to give students the theoretical and methodological tools necessary to the patient and his family. It will also provide tips and examples of clinical rehabilitation cognitive and behavioral disorders resulting from acquired brain injury.

Introduction to the Clinical Neuropsychology; The neuropsychological examination; Neuropsychology of language; The apraxia; Neuropsychology of memory; Neuropsychology of the representation of the body; Neuropsychology of attention; Agnosia; The visual-spatial disorder; Anosognosia; The disorder of executive functions; The emotional and psychiatric disorders associated with neuropsychological disorders.


Notes of lectures, scientific publications in Italian and English provided to students as a support to the arguments presented during the lessons

Teaching methods

Frontal lectures with Power Point slides and practical exercises. The lessons will be held by Anna Di Santantonio and Davide Braghittoni.

Assessment methods

The verification of learning will be done through a test at the end of the course; the themes and topics will be communicated to students during the course of lessons. The purpose of this method of detection is to allow students to practice the topics and methods learned during the workshops

Teaching tools

In addition to introductory lectures, will be presented to the students the main tests used for diagnosis and clinical cases.

Office hours

See the website of Anna Di Santantonio

See the website of Davide Braghittoni


Good health and well-being

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