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Course unit
MIND, BRAIN AND BEHAVIOUR: NEURAL MECHANISMS OF NORMAL AND PATHOLOGICAL BEHAVIOUR IN NEUROPSYCHIATRIC DISEAS
MEP9088038, 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 MIND, BRAIN AND BEHAVIOUR: NEURAL MECHANISMS OF NORMAL AND PATHOLOGICAL BEHAVIOUR IN NEUROPSYCHIATRIC DISEAS
Department of reference Department of Medicine
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction Italian
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 MAURIZIO CORBETTA 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 First 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 30/09/2019
End of activities 18/01/2020
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2015 course timetable

Syllabus
Prerequisites: -Anatomy & Physioloy
Target skills and knowledge: Working knowledge of main ideas in neuroscience and how behavior can be affected by lesions or other disorders.
Examination methods: --Written test: essay home based (max 3000 words)
"Reverse engineer a new cognitive function; design a series of tests to evaluate it; and, describe what behavioral deficits would arise if such function was damaged"
Assessment criteria: (1) Knowledge
(2) Exposition
(3) Creativity
Course unit contents: --Working knowledge of main historical ideas in Neuroscience
--Functional organization and major disorders of perception
--Functional organization and major disorders of movement and action
--Functional organization and major disorders of attention
--Functional organization and major disorders of memory
--Functional organization and major disorders of motivation and decision making
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: -Lectures
-Discussion groups
-Clinical Case presentation
Additional notes about suggested reading: Cognitive Neuroscience: The Biology of the Mind (Fifth Edition) Fifth Edition
by Michael Gazzaniga (Author), Richard B. Ivry (Author), Mangun Ph.D., George R. (Author)
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)

Innovative teaching methods: Teaching and learning strategies
  • Lecturing
  • Problem based learning
  • Case study
  • Flipped classroom

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