Combined Bachelor's + Master's degree in Medicine and Surgery

Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders  (Corso Elettivo)

Course code
DF-0020
Name of lecturer
Stefano Tamburin
Coordinator
Stefano Tamburin
Number of ECTS credits allocated
1
Academic sector
MED/26 - NEUROLOGY
Language of instruction
Italian
Period
Corsi elettivi 2° semestre dal Feb 18, 2019 al May 31, 2019.

Lesson timetable

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Learning outcomes

The aim of the course is to provide a review of the main movement disorders, with particular reference to the most common one (Parkinson's disease). Within the course, in addition to theoretical notions, audiovisual materials will be used to exemplify the various movement disorders. Treatment options for Parkinson's disease and the therapies for advanced disease stage will also be presented. The main themes are:
- Pathophysiology of the extrapyramidal system (the anatomical ad pathophysiological substrate of movement)
- Parkinson's disease and parkinsonism: epidemiology, clinical diagnosis, differential diagnosis
- Treatment of Parkinson's disease and parkinsonism
- The advanced Parkinson's disease and therapies for this stage of the disease
- Video session on other movement disorders with particular reference to dystonia, tremors and hyperkinetic disorders (tics, myoclonus, dyskinesia, etc.

Syllabus

- Pathophysiology of the extrapyramidal system (the anatomical ad pathophysiological substrate of movement)
- Parkinson's disease and parkinsonism: epidemiology, clinical diagnosis, differential diagnosis
- Treatment of Parkinson's disease and parkinsonism
- The advanced Parkinson's disease and therapies for this stage of the disease
- Video session on other movement disorders with particular reference to dystonia, tremors and hyperkinetic disorders (tics, myoclonus, dyskinesia, etc.

Assessment methods and criteria

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