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School of Medicine
Course unit
NEUROLOGY (Logistica Padova)
SF01106235, A.A. 2019/20

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Information on the course unit
Degree course 6 years single cycle degree in
ME1728, Degree course structure A.Y. 2015/16, A.Y. 2019/20
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 4.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination NEUROLOGY
Department of reference Department of Medicine
Mandatory attendance
Language of instruction Italian
Single Course unit The Course unit CANNOT be attended under the option Single Course unit attendance
Optional Course unit The Course unit is available ONLY for students enrolled in MEDICINE AND SURGERY (Ord. 2015)

Teacher in charge MAURIZIO CORBETTA MED/26
Other lecturers DOMENICO D'AVELLA MED/27

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Core courses MED/26 Neurology 4.0

Course unit organization
Period Second semester
Year 5th Year
Teaching method frontal

Type of hours Credits Teaching
Hours of
Individual study
Group didactic activities 0.0 20 0.0 No turn
Lecture 4.0 32 68.0 No turn

Start of activities 02/03/2020
End of activities 12/06/2020
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2015 course timetable

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Prerequisites: Knowledge of the Anatomy and Physiology of the Nervous Central and Peripheral System
Target skills and knowledge: The ability to obtain a history and to fulfill a Neurological examination; the ability to identify the greater and urgent Neurological pathologies; the knowledge of the allocation of the greater Neurological symptoms and the class of the illness
Examination methods: Written exam with multiple-choice questions about Neurological Clinical cases; questions that require a brief composition related to the subject of the question itself; oral exam
Assessment criteria: Normalized curve on the correct answers: top 10% percentile = 30/30 cum laude; top 10-30% percentile= 28-30/30; 30-50% percentile =27-24/30; cut-off in order to pass the exam 30% of correct answers at least. 20% at least of the vote depends on the attendance to the drills
Course unit contents: The Clinical Method in Neurology: approach logic and history; examination; diagnostics.
Cardinal Manifestations of Neurological Diseases: Disorders of Movement; Pain and Other Disorders of Sensation; Disorders of Consciousness and Epilepsy; Disorders of Cognitive Function & Speech; Delirium; Dementia
Major Categories of Neurologic Disease
Degenerative Diseases
Primary dementia: AD, FTD, LBD;
Dementia+: Huntington; CBD
Primary Movement: PD; PSP; MSA;
Primary Ataxia: Friedrich Ataxia;
Primary Weakness: ALS, SMA.
Cerebrovascular Diseases
Stroke: epidemiology, risk factors, pathogenesis, syndromes, treatment;
Intra-cerebral hemorrhages: etiology, location, treatment;
Subarachnoid hemorrhage: presentation, causes, treatment;
Multiple Sclerosis & Neuroinflammation
Multiple Sclerosis: relapsing remitting; progressive I or II; NMO, ADEM
Tumors: Classification, pathogenesis, symptoms; treatment (Prof. d’Avella)
Trauma: Classification, pathogenesis, symptoms, treatment, sequelae; mild TBI (Prof. d’Avella)
Spinal Cord Disease (Prof. d’Avella):Acute traumatic spinal cord injury;
Spondylosis; Myelitis Chronic/progressive: MS Viral, Bacterial, Inflammatory; Infarction;
Functional Neurosurgery (Prof. d’Avella)
Infections & Para-neoplastic
Metabolic, Nutritional, Alcohol, Drugs
Electromyography, Nerve Conduction Studies;
Neuromuscular junction: myasthenia
Peripheral Neuropathies
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: Classroom-taught lessons, presentation of Clinical cases; Clinical vignettes; practical drills
Additional notes about suggested reading: Lessons will be posted on: : presentations of each lesson and other useful material for the study.
Textbooks indicated
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • Adams & Victor/ Ropper, Samuels, Klein, Principles of Neurology 10th edition. --: --, --.
  • Angelini, Corrado; Battistin, Leontino, Neurologia clinicaa cura di Corrado Angelini, Leontino Battistin. Bologna: Esculapio, 2014. Cerca nel catalogo