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Course unit
MEP8085185, A.A. 2018/19

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Information on the course unit
Degree course 6 years single cycle degree in
ME1726, Degree course structure A.Y. 2015/16, A.Y. 2018/19
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 4.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination NEUROLOGICAL EMERGENCIES
Department of reference Department of Medicine
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction Italian, 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 MEDICINE AND SURGERY (Ord. 2015)

Teacher in charge ANGELO ANTONINI MED/26

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Educational activities in elective or integrative disciplines MED/26 Neurology 4.0

Course unit organization
Period Second semester
Year 1st Year
Teaching method frontal

Type of hours Credits Teaching
Hours of
Individual study
Lecture 4.0 32 68.0 No turn

Start of activities 25/02/2019
End of activities 14/06/2019
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2015 course timetable

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
1 COMMISSIONE D'ESAME URGENZE IN NEUROLOGIA A.A 2018/2019 01/10/2018 30/12/2019 ANTONINI ANGELO (Presidente)

Prerequisites: - Knowledge of the anatomy and physiology of the central nervous system and of the vascular system
- General notions on TAC, Doppler, magnetic resonance imaging, positron emission tomography and brain scintigraphy
- Understanding of pathogenetic mechanisms, of anatomical alterations and of clinical and cognitive consequences in neurodegenerative diseases, in particular Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and taupathies, of inflammatory diseases such as multiple sclerosis, in epilepsy and stroke
- Basic knowledge of brain neurotransmitters and pharmacology
- Semeiology of the central nervous system
Target skills and knowledge: The course will have a practical approach and will mainly use the presentation of clinical cases to reconstruct the diagnostic and therapeutic pathway of adult and pediatric neurological patient:
Examination methods: Written test: Four open question
Oral test: Two or three questions on the entire course program

Final score is the mean of the written and oral score
Assessment criteria: SHort multiple choice test
Course unit contents: The lessons will cover the following conditions:

Ischemic Stroke
Cerebral hemorrhage
Severe Acute Cerebral and Spinal Cord Traumatic Injury
Mystenia crisis
Epileptic Status
Acute Iatrogenic and Metabolic Movement Disorders
Acute Disorders of the Peripheral Nervous System
Psychomotor Agitation in Patients with Cognitive Deficits
Infectious Disorders of the Central Nervous System
Autoimmune diseases
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: Interactive frontal teaching and clinical cases
Additional notes about suggested reading: Slides provided by the teacher and optional textbook indicated below
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • Burneo, Jorge G; Demaerschalk, Bart M; Jenkins, Mary E, Neurologyan evidence-based approachrisorsa elettronicaedited by Jorge G Burneo, Bart M Demaerschalk, Mary E Jenkins. New York: NY, Springer New York, 2012.
  • Eelco F. M. Wijdicks, The practice of emergency and critical care neurology. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012.

Innovative teaching methods: Teaching and learning strategies
  • Problem based learning
  • Case study
  • Interactive lecturing
  • Working in group
  • Problem solving
  • Video shooting made by the teacher/the students
  • Loading of files and pages (web pages, Moodle, ...)
  • Students peer review

Innovative teaching methods: Software or applications used
  • Moodle (files, quizzes, workshops, ...)

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