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. - SEMEIOTICA NEURORIABILITATIVA

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Name of lecturer
Alberto Frisanco
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FISIO VR 2^ ANNO - 2^ SEMESTRE dal Feb 1, 2019 al Mar 22, 2019.

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Lesson timetable

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Learning outcomes

Knowing the principles underlying the neuro rehabilitation examination, knowing how to use the methodologies for the evaluation of the person with neurological problems. Correlate the theoretical knowledge with the data that emerge from the observation, the interview and the objective examination. Know how to discriminate the components of rehabilitation competence and set the bases of treatment.


Analyze the interlocking concepts of a systems model and discuss how cognitive, affective, sensory, and motor subsystems influence normal and abnormal function of the nervous system. 2. Use an efficacious diagnostic process that considers the whole patient/client and includes evaluation, examination, diagnosis, prognosis, intervention, and related documentation, leading to meaningful, functional outcomes. 3. Apply the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) to the clinical management of patients/clients with neuromuscular dysfunction. 4. Discuss the interactions and importance of the patient, therapist, and environment in the clinical triad. 5. Consider how varying aspects of the clinical therapeutic environment can affect learning, motivation, practice, and ultimate outcomes for patients/clients.

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
Mc Leod’s Clinical Examination Manuale di Semeiotica e Metodologia Medica (Edizione 13) 2015
Giorgio Sandrini, Roberto Dattola Compendio di Neuroriabilitazione Verduci editore 2012 88-7620-861-5

Assessment methods and criteria

There will be a written evaluation with open and closed questions, and a practical test on the skills acquired.

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