38253 - Autonomic Human Disorders

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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 2021/2022

Course contents

Clinical Evaluation of autonomic Functions
Transient loss of consciousness: epidemiology, classification. Reflex syncope.
Central nervous sytem disorders with dysautonomia. ANS & sleep interactions.
Diagnosis and treatment of supine hypertension and orthostatic hypotension

Physiopathology and clinic of autonomic nervous system disorders 

 I session: prof Roberto Amici


II session: prof Pietro Cortelli


III session: nociception and ANS interactions - dr.ssa Giulia Pierangeli


Readings/Bibliography

Primer on the autonomic nervous system. Third edition. Ed in chief David Robertson
Academic Press 2012

Teaching methods

Lectures, clinical case presentations, comments on sessions with discussion panels, hands-on sessionson human ANS disorders

Assessment methods

The final examination with a multiple choices questionnaire, evaluates the degree of understanding of the main learning targets of the course:
-knowledge the physiopathology of the main autonomic disorders
-knowledge the main treatment of autonomic disorders in the light of the specific physiopathology

Teaching tools

Lectures, clinical case presentations, comments on sessions with discussion panels, hands-on sessionson autonomic human disorders

Office hours

See the website of Pietro Cortelli