38253 - Autonomic Human Disorders

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  • Teacher Pietro Cortelli

  • Credits 1

  • SSD MED/26

  • Teaching Mode Traditional lectures

  • Language Italian

  • Campus of Bologna

  • Degree Programme Single cycle degree programme (LMCU) in Medicine and Surgery (cod. 8415)

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 2022/2023

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