Master II in Epileptology (interuniversity with University of Ferrara)

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• Awareness that treating patients with epilepsy and research in epilepsy depends on the integrated use of multiple disciplines • Knowledge of the neurobiological basis of epileptic crises • Knowledge of different types of epileptic crises from different points of view: semiological, neruophysical and nosological • Knowledge and awareness of the complexities of the nosographic classification of epilepsy • Knowledge of the epidemiology of epilepsy • Knowledge and awareness of the value of electrophysiological studies of brain functions • Knowledge of using appropriate neuro images in epileptological diagnoses • Knowledge of the pathological and etiological basis of epilepsy • Knowledge of the genetics of epilepsy. • Knowledge of differentiated diagnoses of epilepsy • Knowledge of the psychological, social and legal problems connected to epilepsy • Knowledge of the neuropsychological aspects connected to epilepsy during the various stages of life • Knowledge of the problems of comorbidity connected with epilepsy • Providing a fundamental understanding of the pharmaceutical bases of the therapy for epilepsy and the developments connected to recent progress in the biomolecular field • Knowledge of the principal aspects connected to experimentation with new pharmaceuticals in the epileptological field • Knowledge of the definition and the problems of pharmaceutical resistance • Knowledge of the principles of effective communication between doctor and patient in epileptology • Knowledge of the problems of disabilities connected with epilepsy • Knowledge of the main problems with managing epilepsy in the Third World • Knowledge of the problems relative to SUDEP In particular course participants will be provided with the knowledge necessary to: • formulate diagnostic hypotheses on a clinical basis of the various nosological entities of epilepsy at different stages of life; • analyse the results of relevant neurophysiological studies with particular reference to electroencephalography and polygraphic recordings; • write neurophysiological reports concerning the above mentioned methods; • manage medical therapy for different forms of epilepsy with particular attention paid to recent pharmaceuticals; • guide patients in choosing non-pharmaceutical therapy (neurosurgical, neurostimulation therapy); • have a knowledge of neurophysical methods of non-invasive and invasive pre-surgical monitoring; • organize and manage a surgery dedicated to epilepsy; • provide patients with adequate informative and psychological support.

Course details

2 years
Controlling body
Comitato scientifico del Master Universitario in Epilettologia (II livello - interateneo Università di Ferrara)
Short Master Programs (postgraduate)
Macro area
Life and Health Sciences
Disciplinary area
Medicine and Surgery

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