Bachelor's degree in Nursing (to qualify as a nurse) (Trento)

Chronic clinical nursing care - NEUROLOGIA

Course code
Name of lecturer
Marco Moresco
Number of ECTS credits allocated
Academic sector
Language of instruction
INF TN - 2° anno 2° sem dal May 2, 2018 al Jun 22, 2018.

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Lesson timetable

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Learning outcomes

The teaching aims to analyze some physiopathologic , clinical and helpful aspects related to priority health problems, selected for their epidemiological and exemplarity importance, in a clinical instability’s situation and in a chronic disease/disability. It considers the changes due to people’s ageing and to the chronic-degenerative disease’s problems increasing. The approach focuses on management and identification of existing and possible problems’, considering various helpful contests and self-care abilities’ promotion and development.


Overview of functional anatomy of the central and peripheral nervous system.
Outlines of neurological semeiotics.
Alterations of the state of consciousness (stupor, sopor, coma): semeiotics, causes and monitoring.
Physiopathology, clinic and treatment of the main neurological diseases due to disability:
- Ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke: pathophysiology, clinic, diagnostic hints. Acute stroke treatment: thrombolysis.
- Parkinson's disease: pathophysiology, clinic, outline of differential diagnostics. Motor fluctuations and long-term treatment syndrome.
- Multiple sclerosis
- Epilepsy

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
Vanzetta M. Il paziente neurologico, assistenza relazione, educazione Mc-Graw Hill: Milano. 2007

Assessment methods and criteria

Written exam integrated with the modules of Rehabilitation Medicine, Geriatrics and Clinical Nursing of Chronicity. The test includes N. 10 questions. Of these 2-3 open questions that provide a short open answer, and closed questions with multiple choice answers

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