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School of Medicine
Course unit
MEP6075337, A.A. 2018/19

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Information on the course unit
Degree course Second cycle degree in
ME1868, Degree course structure A.Y. 2011/12, A.Y. 2018/19
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 3.0
Type of assessment Mark
Department of reference Department of Molecular Medicine
Mandatory attendance
Language of instruction English
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 HEALTH PROFESSIONS OF REHABILITATION SCIENCES

Teacher in charge MICHELE LOTTER
Other lecturers ANTONIO QUINCI

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Core courses MED/48 Neuropsychiatric and Rehabilitation Nursing 3.0

Course unit organization
Period Second semester
Year 2nd Year
Teaching method frontal

Type of hours Credits Teaching
Hours of
Individual study
Lecture 3.0 30 45.0 No turn

Start of activities 25/02/2019
End of activities 14/06/2019
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2011 course timetable

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
2 Commissione 2018/2019 01/10/2018 30/09/2019 LOTTER MICHELE (Presidente)
QUINCI ANTONIO (Membro Effettivo)

Prerequisites: Basic knowledge on anatomy and pathophysiology of VII n. cranial and mimic muscles.
Target skills and knowledge: Basic knowledge on the theory of complex systems applied to the human organism.
In-depth knowledge of the anatomical and functional supersystem of the head and neck (functional relationships between the VII and the other cranial nodes).
In-depth knowledge on mimicry as a fundamental element of CNV, with particular regard to the mimic of emotions.
Epidemiology, semeiotics and clinical of peripheral paralysis of the facial; their evolution and methods of recovery with particular regard to the restructuring of neuronal networks.
Methodology in rehabilitation: therapeutic behaviors in a systemic vision. Theory of therapeutic exercise.
Design and execution of the therapeutic exercise.
Examination methods: Interview with the teacher on specific topics and on proposed clinical cases. Exposure of any research work on specific topics agreed with the teacher.
Assessment criteria: The evaluation is based on:
on the assessment of specific knowledge (systemic vision, methodology, clinical and rehabilitation with detailed techniques);
on exhibition capacity, clinical reasoning and problematization;
on the ability to generate hypotheses and situations of verification or falsification of these, framing eventual clinical cases and proposing solutions to specific problems in the rehabilitation field regarding the specific pathology
Course unit contents: Causes, natural history and possibility of rehabilitative treatment in the peripheral paralysis of the facial.
Therapeutic pipelines and multiple examples of rehabilitative exercises, conducted according to a systemic perspective.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: Lectures with projections of a large slide kit.
Projections of movies.
Debate on clinical cases led by the teacher.
Additional notes about suggested reading: Scientific articles on the subject.
Clinical cases distributed by the teacher.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • LOTTER M., QUINCI A., La riabilitazione delle paralisi del VII nervo cranico. Padova: Piccin, 2012.
  • DARWIN Ch., L'espressione delle emozioni nell'uomo e negli animali. Roma: Newton-Compton, 2006. Cerca nel catalogo
  • EKMAN P., Emotions revealed. New York: Times Books, 2003. Cerca nel catalogo
  • EKMAN P., I volti della menzogna. Gli indici dell'inganno neir apporti interpersonali. Firenze: Giunti, 2009. Cerca nel catalogo

Innovative teaching methods: Teaching and learning strategies
  • Case study
  • Interactive lecturing
  • Questioning
  • Story telling
  • Problem solving
  • Video shooting made by the teacher/the students
  • Use of online videos
  • Learning contract/agreement

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
Good Health and Well-Being Quality Education