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Course unit
MEP3053231, A.A. 2018/19

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Information on the course unit
Degree course First cycle degree in
ME1848, Degree course structure A.Y. 2011/12, A.Y. 2018/19
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Degree course track GENERICO - SEDE DI PADOVA [999PD]
Number of ECTS credits allocated 6.0
Type of assessment Mark
Department of reference Department of Neurosciences
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 PHYSIOTHERAPY

Teacher in charge ANDREA TUROLLA
Other lecturers VALENTINA CIRIO

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Core courses MED/48 Neuropsychiatric and Rehabilitation Nursing 6.0

Course unit organization
Period First semester
Year 3rd Year
Teaching method frontal

Type of hours Credits Teaching
Hours of
Individual study
Lecture 6.0 60 90.0 No turn

Start of activities 01/10/2018
End of activities 18/01/2019
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2011 course timetable

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
14 Commissione 2019/20 sede di Padova 01/10/2019 30/09/2020 TUROLLA ANDREA (Presidente)
CIRIO VALENTINA (Membro Effettivo)
10 Commissione 2018/19 sede di Padova 01/10/2018 30/09/2019 TUROLLA ANDREA (Presidente)
CIRIO VALENTINA (Membro Effettivo)

Prerequisites: - Bases of anatomy and physiology of the motor system
- Bases of clinical neurology
- Bases of rehabilitation methodology
Target skills and knowledge: At the end of course the course the student will aim:
- to know the motor system functioning and its disruption due to neurological diseases
- to know the neuroscience principles underpinning the recovery process of the central nervous system, after brain lesion
- to know the bases of clinical assessment and motor therapy planning. in neurorehabilitation
- to apply the methodological principles of therapeutic exercise to promote the recovery of motor function after lesion of the central nervous system, in clinical practice
- to apprehend critically new knowledge from scientific literature in the field of neurorehabilitation.
Examination methods: Claimed by Professor during the class:
- multiple choice assessment (mandatory)
- oral exam (conditional)
Assessment criteria: Claimed by Professor during the class.
Course unit contents: - The computational, anatomical, physiological (CAP) model of the motor system.
- Translational research in neurorehabilitation (The Cumberland Consensus Model)
- Clinical reasoning and ICF in neurorehabilitation
- Main clinical domains for the assessment in neurorehabilitation (construct; outcome measures).
- Evidence on the treatment of main diseases in neurorehabilitation (i.e. stroke; traumatic brain injury; spinal cord injury; multiple sclerosis; Parkinson disease).
- Prevalent syndromes in neurorehabilitation (neglect; apraxia; pusher syndrome)
- Effects of drugs in neurorehabilitation
- Case studies
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: - Lectures
- Practical laboratories
- Case study video
Additional notes about suggested reading: - Slides and notes
- Scientific papers
- Masterpiece Books
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • Lennon, Sheila; Stokes, Maria, Pocketbook of neurological physiotherapySheila Lennon, Maria Stokes. Edinburgh: London, Churchill Livingstone, 2009.
  • Stokes, Maria, Neurological physiotherapy. --: Mosby, 1998. Cerca nel catalogo
  • Frey SH, Fogassi L, Grafton S, Picard N, Rothwell JC, Schweighofer N, Corbetta M, Fitzpatrick SM, Neurological principles and rehabilitation of action disorders: computation, anatomy, and physiology (CAP) model. --: Neurorehabilitation and Neural Repair, 2011. (25)6S-20S.
  • Cheeran B, Cohen L, Dobkin B, Ford G, Greenwood R, Howard D, Husain M, Macleod M, Nudo R, Rothwell, The future of restorative neurosciences in stroke.. --: Neurorehabilitation and Neural Repair, 2009. (23)97-107.
  • Selzer ME, Clarke S, Cohen LG, Duncan PW, Gage FH, Textbook of Neural Repair and Rehabilitation.. Cambridge (UK): Cambridge University Press, 2006.

Innovative teaching methods: Teaching and learning strategies
  • Lecturing
  • Case study
  • Interactive lecturing
  • Working in group
  • Use of online videos