Learning outcomes of the course unit
Acquisition of knowledge and understanding of the main neurological diseases, therapeutic strategies and tools, and specific aspects of nursing in the various conditions. The course has also the objective to provide the students with basic judging on patient condition, with tools for a correct communication on neurological issues, and with the basis for further studies.
Course contents summary
Classification and analysis of the major neurologic diseases, with basic notions on epidemiology, etiopathogenesis, clinical manifestations and principles of therapy.
Cerebro-vascular diseases, meningitis and encephalitis, dementia, epilepsy, primary and secondary headache, multiple sclerosis, miastenia gravis, brain and spinal tumors, pyramidal syndrome, cerebellar syndrome, extrapyramidal syndrome and Parkinson's disease, motoneuron disease
1)Manzoni GC, Torelli P. Neurologia. Bologna, Casa Editrice Esculapio, 2012
2) Neurologia (Manuale), Iain Wilkinson e Graham Iennox, Minerva Medica
Lessons with slides and videos and discussion with students.
Assessment methods and criteria
Oral exam on the whole program in one single session with other sections of clinical medicine integrated course. 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. Final score results from academic board consultation, based on the grading obtained in each course section.