Master's degree in Preventive and Adapted Exercise Science

Neuromotor rehabilitation

Course code
Name of lecturer
Nicola Smania
Nicola Smania
Number of ECTS credits allocated
Academic sector
Language of instruction
2° semestre motorie dal Mar 1, 2021 al May 31, 2021.

Lesson timetable

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Learning outcomes

At the end of the course students will be able to understand and use medical terminology, know the main neurological disabilities, know the neurological basis of the recovery, using different clinical scales and evaluations systems, know the main limitations and reduced fitness in patients neurological, prepare a workout program tailored for the major neurological disabilities in the process of clinical and functional stability, follow the user in the execution of the same program, prevent and eventually understand the occurrence of adverse events.


1. Neuroscience and scientific evidence in neurorehabilitation: neuronal plasticity and reorganization;
2. The major rehabilitation problems in neurological diseases: stroke, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's disease, cerebral palsy disease and Charcot-Marie Tooth;
3. The reduction in cardiovascular fitness in people with neurological diseases;
4. Physical fitness training in the neurological subject: the role of personal trainer;
5. Clinical and Diagnostic measurements in neurological disability (practical workshop) .

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 test
Open questions

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