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Course year 2
Teaching units Unit Psicologia clinica nella malattia cronica
Human Sciences and Psychopedagogy (lesson)
  • TAF: Compulsory subjects, characteristic of the class SSD: M-PSI/08 CFU: 1
Teachers: Annalisa FERRARINI
Unit Psichiatria
Clinical Interdisciplinary Studies (lesson)
  • TAF: Compulsory subjects, characteristic of the class SSD: MED/25 CFU: 1
Teachers: Silvia FERRARI
Unit Reumatologia
Clinical Interdisciplinary Studies (lesson)
  • TAF: Compulsory subjects, characteristic of the class SSD: MED/16 CFU: 1
Teachers: Gilda SANDRI
Unit SITNR: linee guida in STROKE
Occupational Therapy (lesson)
  • TAF: Compulsory subjects, characteristic of the class SSD: MED/48 CFU: 1
Teachers: Barbara VOLTA
Unit SITNR: linee guida per il trattamento del paziente con problematiche neuropsicologiche
Occupational Therapy (lesson)
  • TAF: Compulsory subjects, characteristic of the class SSD: MED/48 CFU: 1
Teachers: Cristina REVERBERI
Exam type oral
Evaluation final vote
Teaching language Italiano
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Barbara VOLTA


Learn the peculiarities of specific models of neurological rehabilitation (peripheral lesions, spinal cord injury, brainstem injury, focal brain injury, diffuse brain injury) and the major neurological symptoms overlap in the different models. Knowing the "therapeutic rationale" underlying the different rehabilitation approaches, recalling the link between the "goals" you want to achieve, the "actions" you have to purpose, the advantages and disadvantages of specific actions Knowing the rational of therapeutic strategies for neuromotor rehabilitation, dysphagia, respiratory function, bladder function, cognitive function, behaviour, consciousness and orthoptic rehabilitation

Admission requirements

Knowledge of anatomy and physiology of the nervous system; Knowledge of major neurological diseases and natural histories of disease.

Course contents

Definition of acute neurological rehabilitation and social services rehabilitation, treatment goals, rational therapy, and time frame of the treatment to the patient's hemiplegic model (cerebrovascular disease).
Pathophysiological evolution of vascular injury, the main symptom subgroups and injuries.
Neurobiological recovery principles for central and peripherals lesions.
Main objectives and neuromotor rehabilitation strategies.
Overview of the evolution of rehabilitation approaches, historical comparison and current prospects.
Comparisons between models of acute brain disease, chronic, relapsing-remitting

Teaching methods

Lectures using audiovisual material that will be issued to students in PDF format.

Assessment methods

The exam consists of 4 parts. Each teacher will carry out the examination independently and send the individual votes for verbalization. The final vote will be the average of the individual grades. Lombardi will record the final vote. The examination required by dr. Lombardi is made up of multiple-choice test. The same exam are scheduled at least 3 different versions. The 4 parts that make up the exam must be faced and overcome within the same academic year (otherwise will cancel the individual tests already carried out and outdated). The students have at their disposal the summer session (July-August), autumn (September) and winter (February) of the same academic year within which must be faced and overcome the 4 exams. The recording of the examination will be carried out only by passing all 4 exams. The student, who claimed all the tests, but wanted to face again a test for a low rating, will be able to repeat the test within the academic year of previous exams. The evidence already passed shall be deemed invalid if the appeal before the winter should not be exceeded even one of the four planned test.

Learning outcomes

Knowledge of the historical evolution of the strategies used by physiotherapists to counter the natural evolution of paralysis, deformity, neuromotor and cognitive disability of stroke patients.
Structuring a form mind able to define rehabilitation objectives, implement strategies aimed at developing expected results, recovery of bodily function, reduction or elimination of disability.


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