PATHOPHYSIOLOGY OF THE CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM

A.A. di erogazione 2019/2020
Insegnamento obbligatorio

Laurea Magistrale in BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES
 (A.A. 2019/2020)
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Anno di corso: 
1
Tipologia di insegnamento: 
Affine/Integrativa
Settore disciplinare: 
FISIOLOGIA (BIO/09)
Lingua: 
Inglese
Crediti: 
6
Ciclo: 
Secondo Semestre
Ore di attivita' frontale: 
48
Dettaglio ore: 
Lezione (48 ore)

Understanding the structural and functional organization of the Central Nervous system

-- Understanding how the molecular and cellular processes in neurons and glia and the organization of neural circuits give rise to sensory information processing, motor control, sleep, memory, learning, emotions, language, thought and motivated behavior

-- Capacity to illustrate the specific features of Central Nervous System pathophysiology, of the neuron-glia interaction, of the processes of neurodegeneration and of possible strategies of neuroprotection

-- Understanding how genetic and environmental factors and psychological experience may interact in generating neurological and psychic disturbances.

-- Capacity to explain the modalities of onset and the main features of the most important CNS pathologies (Parkinson's, Huntington's, Alzheimer's diseases, epilepsy and migraine, ALS, Schizophrenia, Depression, Bipolar Spectrum Disorders, Autistic Spectrum Disorders, ADHD)

-- Knowledge of the main Neuroscience research approaches for studying CNS Pathologies and developing their therapies.

Good knowledge of Physiology and Neurophysiology in particular.

1. Overview of the CNS and cellular aspect, the functional aspect and the pathology in this system
2. Synaptology
3. Neurotransmitters in the CNS
4. Neuromodulation and neuronal computing
5. Neuronal and Synaptic plasticity
6. Neuronal development and degeneration. Glia and Neurons
7. The organization of the cerebral cortex
8. Sensory system and central processing of sensory information
9. Motor control
10. Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
11. Cerebellum and basal ganglia
12. Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
13. Parkinson’s Disease (PD)
14. Huntington Disease (HD)
15. Alzheimer’s Disease (AD)
16. The limbic system
17. Depression, Bipolar Spectrum Disorders, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
18. Migraine and Epilepsy
19. Physiopathology of memory and learning, and Consciousness
20. Schizophrenia
21. Autistic Spectrum Disorders (ASD), Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD)

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Curriculum: Basic and applied biomedical sciences