Combined Bachelor's + Master's degree in Medicine and Surgery

Neurosurgical emergencies  (Corso Elettivo)

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Name of lecturer
Alberto Feletti
Alberto Feletti
Number of ECTS credits allocated
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Language of instruction
2° semestre 1°- 5° anno dal Feb 17, 2020 al May 29, 2020.

Lesson timetable

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Learning outcomes

The course is designed to provide students with the tools they need to:
- be able to recognize and manage the major emergencies of neurosurgical interest in the setting of First Aid, General Practice and Medical or Surgical Ward: cranial traumatology, spinal traumatology, radicular and medullary syndromes (for example from disc herniation), cerebral haemorrhages , intracranial hypertension;
- correctly use diagnostic scales such as the Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS) and the ASIA scale (American Spinal Injury Association), also through practical exercises.


1) Intracranial hypertension
2) Traumatic Brain Injury
3) Traumatic and degenerative spinal diseases
4) Cerebral hemorrhages
5) Hydrocephalus

Assessment methods and criteria

Attendance-based idoneity
The course is open to students of the fifth and sixth years

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