Università degli Studi di Napoli "Parthenope"

Teaching schedule

Academic year: 
2017/2018
Partition: 
Matricole dispari
Teaching: 
Belonging course: 
Course of Bachelor's Degree Programme on SPORTS SCIENCE
Disciplinary sector: 
NEUROLOGY (MED/26)
Credits: 
9
Year of study: 
2
Teachers: 
Cycle: 
Second semester

Language

Italian

Course description

The course of Neurology includes the study of the principles of neurophysiology and the learning of clinical, diagnostic and therapeutic aspects of the main neurological diseases that have functional repercussions on motor activity, with particular regard to Movement Disorders. The teaching activity requested will also focus on the role of physical activity in the promotion of well-being, quality of life, prevention of disability and maintenance of motor autonomy in neurological diseases, and on the theoretical and practical approach related to neurological disability in the contexts and in the structures where motor and sport activities are practiced.

Prerequisites

Human Anatomy, Biochemistry and Human physiology.

Syllabus

The course of Neurology includes the study of the principles of neurophysiology and the learning of clinical, diagnostic and therapeutic aspects of the main neurological diseases that have functional repercussions on motor activity, with particular regard to Movement Disorders. The teaching activity requested will also focus on the role of physical activity in the promotion of well-being, quality of life, prevention of disability and maintenance of motor autonomy in neurological diseases, and on the theoretical and practical approach related to neurological disability in the contexts and in the structures where motor and sport activities are practiced.
• Introduction to the Nervous System
• Neuron - Glial CellS
• Membrane potentials
• Synapses - Neurotransmitters and Neuromodulators
• Anatomical Organization of the Central (CNS) and Peripheral Nervous System system (PSN)
• Functional Organization of the Central (CNS) and Peripheral Nervous System system (PSN)
• Motor function
• Pyramidal System - Pyramidal Syndrome: Clinical, diagnostic and therapeutic aspects
• Cerebellum - Ataxic syndromes: clinical, diagnostic and therapeutic aspects
• Extrapyramidal system
• Hypokinetic movement disorders: Clinical, diagnostic and therapeutic aspects
• Hyperkinetic movement disorders: Clinical, diagnostic and therapeutic aspects
• Motor Unit - Neuromuscular Plaque. Clinical, diagnostic and therapeutic aspects of neuromuscular plaque disorders
• Skeletal Muscle - Muscle Contraction. Clinical, diagnostic and therapeutic aspects of the main neuromuscular diseases
• Anatomical and Functional Organization of Sensory Systems
• Pathways of Somatic Sensitivity: Clinical, diagnostic and therapeutic aspects of the main clinical syndromes
• Pathways of Thermo-Dolorific Sensitivity: Clinical, diagnostic and therapeutic aspects of the main clinical syndromes
• Pathways of Proprioceptive Sensitivity: Clinical, diagnostic and therapeutic aspects of the main clinical syndromes
• Anatomical and Functional organization of the Visual System: Clinical, diagnostic and therapeutic aspects of ocular motility disorders
• Anatomical and functional organization of the Auditory system: Clinical, diagnostic and therapeutic aspects of hearing disorders and their functional repercussions on motor activity
• Anatomical and Functional classification of the Vestibular System: Clinical, diagnostic and therapeutic aspects of vestibular disorders and their functional relapse on motor activity

• Introduction to the Nervous System
• Neuron - Glial CellS
• Membrane potentials
• Synapses - Neurotransmitters and Neuromodulators
• Anatomical Organization of the Central (CNS) and Peripheral Nervous System system (PSN)
• Functional Organization of the Central (CNS) and Peripheral Nervous System system (PSN)
• Motor function
• Pyramidal System - Pyramidal Syndrome: Clinical, diagnostic and therapeutic aspects
• Cerebellum - Ataxic syndromes: clinical, diagnostic and therapeutic aspects
• Extrapyramidal system
• Hypokinetic movement disorders: Clinical, diagnostic and therapeutic aspects
• Hyperkinetic movement disorders: Clinical, diagnostic and therapeutic aspects
• Motor Unit - Neuromuscular Plaque. Clinical, diagnostic and therapeutic aspects of neuromuscular plaque disorders

• Skeletal Muscle - Muscle Contraction. Clinical, diagnostic and therapeutic aspects of the main neuromuscular diseases

• Anatomical and Functional Organization of Sensory Systems
• Pathways of Somatic Sensitivity: Clinical, diagnostic and therapeutic aspects of the main clinical syndromes
• Pathways of Thermo-Dolorific Sensitivity: Clinical, diagnostic and therapeutic aspects of the main clinical syndromes
• Pathways of Proprioceptive Sensitivity: Clinical, diagnostic and therapeutic aspects of the main clinical syndromes
• Anatomical and Functional organization of the Visual System: Clinical, diagnostic and therapeutic aspects of ocular motility disorders
• Anatomical and functional organization of the Auditory system: Clinical, diagnostic and therapeutic aspects of hearing disorders and their functional repercussions on motor activity
• Anatomical and Functional classification of the Vestibular System: Clinical, diagnostic and therapeutic aspects of vestibular disorders and their functional relapse on motor activity

Teaching Methods

Frontal Lessons, Seminars.

Textbooks

• Giuseppe Sorrentino. Neurologia. Principi di Neurofisopatologia. Casa Editrice Idelson Gnocchi, 2004
• Eric Kandel, James Schwartz Thomas Jessel Steven A. Siegelbaum Andrew J. Hudspeth. Principi di Neuroscienze. Quarta edizione. Casa Editrice Ambrosiana. Distribuzione Zanichelli, 2014
• Ray L. Watts and William C. Koller. Movement Disorders: Neurologic Principles and Practice, New York, NY, McGraw-Hill Corporation.

Learning assessment

The final Exam Evaluation will take place taking into account 5 prevalent Indicators following a specific Evaluation Report:

• Knowledge and Ability to understand
• Applied Knowledge and Comprehension Skills
• Autonomy of Judgment
• Communication skills
• ability to learn

 Oral Test
The exam will focus on general and specific questions regarding the lesson program. To pass the exam will take into account the candidate's ability to synthesize, the clarity and correctness of the exposure. The vote will be expressed in 30/30 and the minimum evaluation to pass the exam is 18/30.

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