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School of Psychology
Course unit
PSP4065303, A.A. 2019/20

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Degree course Second cycle degree in
PS1932, Degree course structure A.Y. 2017/18, A.Y. 2019/20
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 6.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination NEUROLOGY
Department of reference Department of General Psychology
E-Learning website
Mandatory attendance No
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 COGNITIVE NEUROSCIENCE AND CLINICAL NEUROPSYCHOLOGY

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 6.0

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

Type of hours Credits Teaching
Hours of
Individual study
Lecture 6.0 42 108.0 No turn

Start of activities 07/10/2019
End of activities 18/01/2020
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2017 course timetable

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
5 2019 01/10/2019 30/09/2020 ANTONINI ANGELO (Presidente)
BIUNDO ROBERTA (Membro Effettivo)

Prerequisites: - Knowledge of the anatomy of the central nervous system and main vascular districts.
- General knowledge of magnetic resonance imaging, PET and SPECT
- Interest in understanding pathogenesis, anatomical changes, clinical cognitive and behavioural consequences of neurodegenerative disease like Alzheimer, Parkinson and Tauopathies, Multiple sclerosis, epilepsy and stroke
- Interest in improving skills in neuropsychological assessment and understanding the tests involved in the five main cognitive domains with reference to the aforementioned disorders particularly Alzheimer and Parkinson
Target skills and knowledge: - Knowledge of neuroanatomy, biochemistry and neuropathology of degenerative, acute and inflammatory diseases of the central nervous system
- Knowledge of the genetic, biological and organic causes of brain diseases
- Knowledge of the main neurodegenerative diseases of the brain particularly Alzheimer, Parkinson, tauopathies like progressive sopranuclear palsy, cortico-basal syndrome, fronto-temporal dementia, Huntington disease
- Knowledge of the main movement and behavioural disorders like Tourette syndrome
- Understanding diagnostic instruments in particular imaging like CT, MRI, SPET, PET)
- Knowledge of therapeutic strategies
Examination methods: Written test: Multiple choice questions and one open question
Oral test: Two or three questions on the entire course program

Finel score is the mean of the written and oral score
Assessment criteria: Understanding and identification of the main neurological disorders and of the associated clinical, behavioural and cognitive manifestations
Course unit contents: - General knowledges of anatomy and biochemistry of the central nervous system including neurotransmitters
- General knowledges of neuroimaging
- Pathogenesis, clinical manifestations and prognosis, possibility of pharmacological and surgical treatment and neurpsychological correlates of the following diseases:
- Alzheimer dementia
- Parkinson disease
- Tauopathies including progressive sopranuclear palsy, cortico-basal syndrome and front-temporal dementia
- Huntington disease
- Gilles de la Tourette syndrome
- Epilepsy
- Cerebrovascular diseases
- Multiple sclerosis
- Palliative care and end of life
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)
  • William J. Weiner MD, Christopher G. Goetz, Robert K. Shin, Steven L. Lewis, Neurology for the Non-Neurologist (Weiner, Neurology for the Non-Neurologist) Sixth Edition. Philadelphia, PA 19103 USA: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2010. Cerca nel catalogo