97002 - Central Nervous System Physiopathology

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SDGs

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

Good health and well-being Quality education Gender equality

Academic Year 2018/2019

Learning outcomes

The students will be able to understand the physiopathology of the neurological disorders affecting the Central Nervous System

Course contents

Structure and development of central nervous system, glia and cellular neuropathology; sensorial and sensitive elaboration and cortical organization; pain; motor control; ALS; Parkinson's and Huntington's diseases; memory and learning; Alzheimer's and prion's diseases

Readings/Bibliography

Core Curriculum Malattie del Sistema Nervoso. Ferrarese Carlo, Mac Graw Hill web site. 431 pag. Edizione 2011
Neurologia. Gian Camillo Manzoni e Paola Torelli. Esculapio. Formato 19×26,5 in brossura Pag. 496 ISBN: 9788874884346 - Febbraio 2012.
Fondamenti delle neuroscienze e del comportamento, E.R. Kandel, J.H. Schwartz, T.M. Jessel - CEA Fundamental Neuroscience, L.R. Squire, D. Berg, F.E. Bloom et al. - ELSEVIER, 3a ed., 2008

Teaching methods

Lectures, clinical case presentations, comments on sessions with discussion panels, hands-on sessions

Assessment methods

The final examination evaluates the degree of understanding of the main learning targets of the course:
-knowledge the physiopathology of the main neurological disorders
-knowledge the main treatment of neurological disorders in the light of the specific physiopathology
The final vote of the Course is obtained by averaging the result of  3 questions on the main topics of the Course 

Teaching tools

Lectures, clinical case presentations, comments on sessions with discussion panels, hands-on sessions

Office hours

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