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    Antonio GALLO

    Insegnamento di AFP NEUROLOGY

    Corso di laurea magistrale a ciclo unico in MEDICINA E CHIRURGIA

    SSD: MED/26

    CFU: 1,50


    Periodo di Erogazione: Annualità Singola


    Teaching language



    Diagnostic and clinical approach to patient with most relevant/common Neurological Diseases

    Textbook and course materials

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

    - Merritt's Neurology Thirteenth Edition

    Course objectives

    At the end of the course the student should have learned how 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
    d) acquire the basic elements of neurological therapies


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

    Teaching methods

    Presentation and discussion of clinical cases followed on the ward and outpatient clinic.

    Evaluation methods

    Oral examination. The oral exam will cover the practical aspects of the clinical management of the major neurological diseases. The student should also be able to perform a basic/targeted neurological examination.
    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 .

    Other information

    Practical sessions will be carried out at the I Neurology Clinic as well as at the Outpatient Clinic of Policlinico "Vanvitelli"

    Course Syllabus

    Cerebrovascular Disease: ischemic stroke, transient ischemic attack, cerebral hemorrhage, subarachnoid/subdural/epidural 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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