Teachings

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Professor
GIAN LUCA FERRI (Tit.)
MANOLO CARTA
Period
First Semester 
Teaching style
Convenzionale 
Lingua Insegnamento
 



Informazioni aggiuntive

Course Curriculum CFU Length(h)
[40/39]  MEDICINE AND SURGERY [39/00 - Ord. 2015]  PERCORSO COMUNE 7 70
[40/40]  UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF DENTISTRY [40/00 - Ord. 2018]  PERCORSO COMUNE 7 70

Objectives

get to know the central nervous system, its external and suface anatomy, its component parts, the primary pathways and interconnection which underlay its highly integrative function in connection with the relevant functional and adaptive anatomy

Objectives

get to know the central nervous system, its external and suface anatomy, its component parts, the primary pathways and interconnection which underlay its highly integrative function in connection with the relevant functional and adaptive anatomy

Prerequisites

Prerequisites: as defined by the management of the Degree Course

Contents

Neuroanatomy
General organization, parts of central nervous system; surface anatomy, interconnections. Basic neuroembryology (even numbered course). Spinal cord: segments, laminae (local circuitry). Ascending, descending, modulatory pathways. Spinal nerves and ganglia. Brain Stem: pathways, brainstem and cranial nerve nuclei, reticular formation; modulatory systems.Cerebellum: parts, nuclei and connections, cerebellar cortex.Diencephalon: thalamus and connections; hypothalamus: main nuclei, connections, neuroendocrine interactions.Basal Nuclei: striatum and globus pallidus (dorsal and ventral), subthalamic n., substantia nigra: major circuits.Telencephalon: cerebral cortex, cortical areas and connections.Limbic structures.Afferent systems: spino-bulbo-thalamo-cortical, spino-thalamo-cortical, spino-cerebellar, trigeminal pathways. Modulatory pathways. Motor systems: direct and indirect (extrapyramidal) pathways. Autonomic nervous system: afferents and efferents; higher, premotor and preganglionic centers; autonomic ganglia (enteric nervous system); regulatory circuits. Gustatory and olfactory receptors, pathways, cortical areas.Eye: tunics, dioptric systems, accessory organs; retina; visual and other pathways. External and middle ear, tubes, mastoid apparatus. Bony and membranous labyrinth, organ of Corti. Cochlear nuclei and connections, auditory pathways.Vestibular receptors, vestibular nuclei and connections. Meninges. Cerebral ventricles, choroid plexuses and cerebrospinal fluid circulation. Vascularization and microcirculation of the brain, blood-brain barrier, circumventricular organs.
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Neurophysiology
Introduction to neurophysiology. Anatomical and functional organization.
Membrane potential.
Action potential.
Synapses.
Neurotransmitters.
Second messengers.
Sensory system.
Pain.
The placebo effect.
Visual function.
Auditory function.
Vestibular apparatus.
Motor systems.
Motor and non motor impairments in Parkinsons’ disease
Reflexes.
Autonomic Nervous System.
Hypothalamic pituitary axis and adaptation to stress.
Learning and memory.
Sleep.

Contents

Neuroanatomy
General organization, parts of central nervous system; surface anatomy, interconnections. Basic neuroembryology (even numbered course). Spinal cord: segments, laminae (local circuitry). Ascending, descending, modulatory pathways. Spinal nerves and ganglia. Brain Stem: pathways, brainstem and cranial nerve nuclei, reticular formation; modulatory systems.Cerebellum: parts, nuclei and connections, cerebellar cortex.Diencephalon: thalamus and connections; hypothalamus: main nuclei, connections, neuroendocrine interactions.Basal Nuclei: striatum and globus pallidus (dorsal and ventral), subthalamic n., substantia nigra: major circuits.Telencephalon: cerebral cortex, cortical areas and connections.Limbic structures.Afferent systems: spino-bulbo-thalamo-cortical, spino-thalamo-cortical, spino-cerebellar, trigeminal pathways. Modulatory pathways. Motor systems: direct and indirect (extrapyramidal) pathways. Autonomic nervous system: afferents and efferents; higher, premotor and preganglionic centers; autonomic ganglia (enteric nervous system); regulatory circuits. Gustatory and olfactory receptors, pathways, cortical areas.Eye: tunics, dioptric systems, accessory organs; retina; visual and other pathways. External and middle ear, tubes, mastoid apparatus. Bony and membranous labyrinth, organ of Corti. Cochlear nuclei and connections, auditory pathways.Vestibular receptors, vestibular nuclei and connections. Meninges. Cerebral ventricles, choroid plexuses and cerebrospinal fluid circulation. Vascularization and microcirculation of the brain, blood-brain barrier, circumventricular organs.
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Neurophysiology
Introduction to neurophysiology. Anatomical and functional organization.
Membrane potential.
Action potential.
Synapses.
Neurotransmitters.
Second messengers.
Sensory system.
Pain.
The placebo effect.
Visual function.
Auditory function.
Vestibular apparatus.
Motor systems.
Motor and non motor impairments in Parkinsons’ disease
Reflexes.
Autonomic Nervous System.
Hypothalamic pituitary axis and adaptation to stress.
Learning and memory.
Sleep.

Teaching Methods

Teaching methods and interactions with the Professor: in-class interactive dialogue, prompted and encouraged with aim in mind to let Students grasp and understand issues addressed in formal teaching session, as well to address areas of non-clarity or especial complexity.
The Professor will be available for single-Student or small group meeting, upon request (via e-mail) to address specific issues or questions.

Verification of learning

The Students’ examination will aim at assessing their aquired knowledge in connection with the course and teaching sessions’ contents, as well as their learning skills, ability to correlate different contents and parts, communication skills and use of appropriate specific terms in the subject matter.
Final assessment: oral exam, during periods indicated by the management of the Degree Course. The exam will assess the Student’s “approval” and a NUMERICAL VALUE (up to 30/30). Students must enlist for the exam by means of the ESSE3 on-line system.

Texts

Neuroanatomy
per Studenti che abbiano buona familiarità con la lingua inglese / for Students with a good working knowledge of English:
-- Per BRODAL - The Central Nervous System, 5th Edition 2016 - Oxford Univesity Press
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Neurophysiology
-- Kandel, Schwartz, Jessel: Principles of Neural Science
-- Purves et al.: Neuroscience

More Information

Student reception: request appointment by email

Students with ODD-NUMBERED REGISTRATION CODE
Gian-Luca Ferri, MD, Professor of Human Anatomy
NEF-Lab, Dipartimento di Scienze Biomediche
Cittadella Universitaria
09042 Monserrato (Cagliari)
porter: 070 6754001
e-mail: ferri@unica.it

Manolo Carta, Professor of Physiology
Dipartimento Scienze biomediche, Blocco A, cittadella Universitaria
manolocarta@unica.it

More Information

Student reception: request appointment by email

Students with ODD-NUMBERED REGISTRATION CODE
Gian-Luca Ferri, MD, Professor of Human Anatomy
NEF-Lab, Dipartimento di Scienze Biomediche
Cittadella Universitaria
09042 Monserrato (Cagliari)
porter: 070 6754001
e-mail: ferri@unica.it

Manolo Carta, Professor of Physiology
Dipartimento Scienze biomediche, Blocco A, cittadella Universitaria
manolocarta@unica.it

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