cod. 03668

Academic year 2022/23
4° year of course - First semester
Academic discipline
Neurologia (MED/26)
Discipline mediche di rilevanza odontoiatrica
Type of training activity
20 hours
of face-to-face activities
2 credits
hub: PARMA
course unit

Integrated course unit module: NEUROLOGY AND PSYCHIATRY

Learning objectives

For the dentist professional the knowledge of neurological diseases becomes a topical part of the educational process. Epilepsies and stroke are basic pathologies as well as all the painful syndromes linked to the cranial nerves.


Solid bases of anatomy and physiology of the nervous system are required to approach neurologic disorders.

Course unit content

Classification and analysis of the major neurologic diseases, with basic notions on epidemiology, etiopathogenesis, clinical manifestations and principles of therapy.

Full programme

Cerebro-vascular diseases, meningitis and encephalitis, dementia, epilepsy, primary and secondary headache, multiple sclerosis, miastenia gravis, Parkinson's disease, motoneuron disease, Guillain-Barrè syndrome


The educational material shared during the lessons represent the core reference for the final examinatiion. The suggested textbooks are:

-Bergamini et al. Il Bergamini di Neurologia. Editore: Raffaello Cortina 2020

-Ferrarese et al. Core Curriculum - Malattie del sistema nervoso. Mcgraw-hill Ed.II 2016

-Manzoni GC, Torelli P. Neurologia. Bologna, Casa Editrice Esculapio, 2012

Teaching methods

Fundamental anatomical and functional bases of the major neurological diseases with special attention focused on the student's dentist skills and perspectives.Lectures with clinical examples and continuous references to real life situations. According to the health conditions, lessons will be organized in the presence of students with the possibility to follow the sessions remotely in synchronous mode (Teams platform).

Assessment methods and criteria

Oral exam. The knowledge and understanding of the subjects included in the program, reasoning capacity on the problems of neurological patients, the acquisition of a correct terminology and the possible personal elaboration will be evaluated.

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