Bachelor's degree in Physiotherapy (to qualify as a physiotherapist) (Verona)

To provide basic knowledge regarding neurological rehabilitation and clinical neuropsychology, rehabilitative treatment strategies of acquired and neurodegenerative diseases. To provide knowledge on innovative technologies such as movement analysis and robotics along with cognitive disorders. - RIABILITAZIONE NEUROLOGICA

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Name of lecturer
Nicola Smania
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FISIO VR 2^ ANNO - 2^ SEMESTRE dal Jan 29, 2018 al Mar 16, 2018.

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Learning outcomes

Allowing the student to obtain an adequate understanding of the issues surrounding riablilitative diseases of the central and peripheral nervous system. To this end, it will refer to physiology notions of nervous-muscle-joint systems, neurology and neuro-pathophysiology, emphasizing the aspects of greatest relevance rehabilitation.
Provide the student with the same elements for the programming of a rehabilitation intervention in the most common neurological diseases


Clinical evolution and disabling aspects of the most common neurological diseases. Disorders of cognitive functions and consequent disability Interactions between congnitive and motor dysfunctions. Psychological disorders associated with neurological diseases and potential interactions with the rehabilitation plan. Pathogenesis of dysfunctions resulting from injuries at different levels of the central and peripheral nervous system. How a neurological deficit (I.e. strength, somatic-sensation deficit) interferes with movement control.
Bases of the most recent neurorehabilitative therapeutic approaches.

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
Sandrini Giorgio, Dattola Roberto Compendio di Neuroriabilitazione (Edizione 1) VERDUCI EDITORE S.R.L 2012 88-7620-861-5
Francesconi Katia, Gandini Giovanni L'intelligenza nel movimento: percezione, propriocezione, controllo postulare (Edizione 1) Edi-Ermes 2015 978-88-7051-422-3
Otto Schimpf Riabilitazione Neurologica (Edizione 1) Edi-Ermes 2007 978-88-7051-253-3

Assessment methods and criteria

Multiple Answer Quiz
Open questions

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