cod. 09273

Academic year 2022/23
1° year of course - First semester
Academic discipline
Neurologia (MED/26)
Scienze interdisciplinari e cliniche
Type of training activity
14 hours
of face-to-face activities
2 credits
hub: PARMA
course unit

Learning objectives

To learn the basic principles of psychic visual rehabilitation in relationship to main cerebral disorders of visual and oculomotor functions


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Course unit content

Assessment of visual function and oculomotor skills in newborn
Visual processing
Cerebral visual impairment
Visual neglect
Sensory and oculomotor disorders in stroke
Sensory and oculomotor disorders in multiple sclerosis
Oculomotor disorders in coma
Acquired central oculomotor disorders
Oculomotor disorders in cortical impairment
Cognitive rehabilitation treatment

Full programme

1. The eyes in coma
2. The eyes in the vegetative state
3. The eyes in brain death
4. The eyes in sleep physiology and REM sleep disorders
5. Hemineglect
6. Hemianopia
7. Impact of light and melatonin in the regulation of chronobiological rhythms
8. Anatomy and functions of the cortical areas related to vision, coordination and cognitive function
9. Tests for recognition, visual memory, visual cognition
10. Oculomotor control


Material supplied by the teacher

Teaching methods

Lectures will be held on-site in compliance with safety standards, provided that further instructions on the ongoing health emergency are not implemented. Supporting material will be available on the specific, student-reserved platform (Elly) and will include slide presentations, audio-video aids or video-recording of the lectures.

Assessment methods and criteria

Written exam

Other information

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