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
Brain vessel malformations
Spinal degenerative disease
For neurosurgery-related subjects, see dedicated chapters in the recommended neurology textbooks.
Up-front classes, small-group activities
Assessment methods and criteria