cod. 1002472

Academic year 2023/24
4° year of course - Second semester
Academic discipline
Neurologia (MED/26)
Discipline neurologiche
Type of training activity
30 hours
of face-to-face activities
3 credits
hub: PARMA
course unit

Integrated course unit module: NEUROLOGY

Learning objectives

Students will acquire knowledge that will enable them to perform a complete neurological objective testing and to correctly interpret neurological signs and symptoms as either anatomically and functionally normal or pathological. They will also learn notions that will enable them to define syndromes related to pathological modifications of specific structures of the central, peripheral and autonomic nervous systems (e.g., pyramidal syndrome, extrapyramidal syndrome, etc.). The course will also enable students to get to know the major groups of neurological disorders (e.g. cerebrovascular disorders, infectious CNS disorders, etc.). For every single disorder of each group, specific information will be provided on epidemiological, clinical, pathophysiological, prognostic and therapeutic aspects.


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Course unit content

Principles of neurological localization. Main aspects of central and peripheral nervous system diseases

Full programme

Semeiology of motor functions. Semeiology of sensory functions. Semeiology of cranial nerves. Semeiology of autonomic functions. Sleep and wake cycles. Cognitive functions. Neuropathophysiology. CSF testing and other diagnostic techniques in nervous disorders. Epilepsy. Headache and facial pain. Peripheral nerve disorders. Spinal compression – Syringomyelia – Vascular myelopathies. Demyelination disorders. Motoneurone disorders. Extrapyramidal disorders. Degenerative and inherited CNS disorders. Cerebrovascular disorders. Brain tumours. Head injuries. Infectious and/or transmissible disorders. Dementias. Neurological manifestations of systemic diseases. Muscular and neuromuscular-joint disorders. Use and usefulness of neuroradiological examinations in major neurological disorders.


La Neurologia della Sapienza
A. Berardelli
Esculapio Ed. 2022

Teaching methods

Up-front classes and/or blended learning (to be decided in relation to COVID-19 pandemic emergency)

Small-group activities (if possible)

Assessment methods and criteria

oral examination

Other information

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