Learning outcomes of the course unit
The course is aimed at a basic understanding of the major diseases of neurosurgical interest: CNS tumours, with special focus on their epidemiology, symptoms and treatment principles; head and spinal injuries, with respect to pathophysiology, emergency and clinical management of post-traumatic focal and diffuse lesions; cerebral haemorrhaging, with a definition of primary and secondary causes and with strict reference to differential diagnosis; spondyloarthrosis, epidemiology and clinical management of lumbar/cervical herniated disk, hydrocephalus and syringomyelia; adult normal-pressure hydrocephalus and differential diagnosis with dementia.
The same of the integrated course
Course contents summary
Intracranial hypertension syndrome, Supratentorial brain tumours, Subtentorial brain tumours, Spinal tumours, Head injuries, Spinal injuries, Hydrocephalus, Brain vessel malformations, Brain aneurysms, Spinal degenerative disease, Subarachnoid haemorrhage, Cerebral haemorrhage
For neurosurgery-related subjects, see dedicated chapters in the recommended neurology textbooks.
Teaching activities: Up-front classes, small-group activities
Type of examination: Oral examination