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    Antonio GALLO


    Corso di laurea magistrale a ciclo unico in MEDICINA E CHIRURGIA

    SSD: MED/26

    CFU: 5,00


    Periodo di Erogazione: Secondo Semestre


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    Textbook and course materials

    - Adams and Victor's Principles of Neurology 10th Edition
    - Merritt's Neurology Thirteenth Edition

    Course objectives

    The student has to: a) acquire the basic elements of the neurological examination and of the clinical approach to a neurological patient; b) know the different diagnostic procedures and tools which can help the clinician in the differential diagnosis; c) achieve the correct neurology clinical method


    The student has to possess an adequate knowledge of basic neuroanatomy and neurophysiology

    Teaching methods

    Frontal lessons and clinical cases presentations

    Evaluation methods

    Oral examination.The oral exam covers all the aspects of the theory of neurological disease. The student should be able to discuss on the topic and be able to connect and analyze the different subjects.
    Moreover, the student must have a deep knowledge of the most common neurological diseases- being able to connect symptoms and signs with diseases. In order to test the acquisition of this ability the student will be asked to solve simple clinical oriented problem, e.g recognize common neurological symptoms based on clinical manifestation, etc. The final grade is expressed in 30/30 were 18 represents the minimum and 30 the maximum and it is established during the oral exam .

    Course Syllabus

    Cerebrovascular Disease: ischemic stroke, transient ischemic attack, cerebral hemorrhage, subarachnoid hemorrhage,
    Neurodegenerative disorders: Dementia (Alzheimer’s disease, frontotemporal lobar degeneration, Lewy body dementia, vascular dementia); motoneuron disorders (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, spinal muscular atrophy,) Parkinsonisms and other movement disorders (Parkinson’s disease, atypical Parkinsonisms , essential tremor, dystonia, tics and Tourette syndrome, Huntington disease, Spinal cerebellar ataxias)
    Demyelinating disease (central and peripheral): multiple sclerosis, neuromyelitis optica, Guillain Barre’syndrome, leukodystrophies.
    Paroxymal disorders: migraine and other headaches; trigeminal neuralgia; epilepsy; sleep disorders;
    Spinal cord diseases: hereditary and acquired spastic paraplegia, syringomyelia
    Disorders of neuromuscular junction: myasthenia gravis, Lambert-Eaton syndrome
    Myopathies and polineuropathies: progressive muscular dystrophies, dermatomyositis, polymyositis, inclusion body myositis, and related myopathies; hereditary neuropathies, acquired neuropathies.
    Neurocutaneous disorders: neurofibromatosis, tuberous sclerosis
    Tumors: of central and peripheral nervous system
    Infections of the nervous system: viral and batteria meningitis; encephalitis; neurolue, neuroHIV, prion diseases.
    Cranial nerves disorders: in particular Bell’s palsy, trigeminal neuralgia.

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