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School of Medicine
MEDICINE AND SURGERY
Course unit
NEUROLOGICAL EMERGENCIES
MEP8085185, A.A. 2019/20

Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2019/20

Information on the course unit
Degree course 6 years single cycle degree in
MEDICINE AND SURGERY (Ord. 2015)
ME1726, 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 NEUROLOGICAL EMERGENCIES
Department of reference Department of Medicine
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction Italian, English
Branch PADOVA
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)

Lecturers
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
Hours of
Individual study
Shifts
Lecture 4.0 32 68.0 No turn

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

Syllabus
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. Cerca nel catalogo
  • Eelco F. M. Wijdicks, The practice of emergency and critical care neurology. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012.