Speech and language therapy
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Course Regulation
Coorte 2019
Type of study-unit
Obbligatorio (Required)
Type of learning activities
Attività formativa integrata


Code 50099101
  • Pierluigi Antinolfi (Codocenza)
  • 10 ore (Codocenza) - Pierluigi Antinolfi
Learning activities Caratterizzante
Area Scienze interdisciplinari e cliniche
Academic discipline MED/34
Type of study-unit Obbligatorio (Required)
Language of instruction Italian
Contents Main concepts of functional rehabilitation and orthopedic and neurological rehabilitation.
Reference texts Communicated by the Professor at the beginning of the course
Educational objectives Basic concepts of neurological and orthopedic rehabilitation
Prerequisites In order to understand and deal with the course, the student must have successfully passed the preparatory exams described in the regulations relating to the Degree Course. The knowledge, in fact, of general notions of anatomy and physiology represents an indispensable prerequisite for the student who wants to follow the course with profit.
Teaching methods frontal lessons with the aid of slides
Learning verification modality he final examination is characterized by a written/practical multiple-choice test. It concerns of the several arguments regarding the entire course. It is a 60-minutes test. In alternative, the examinations could be conducted by an oral test regarding the same arguments. It will be conducted in order to test the level of knowledge and learning, and comprehension capacity onto the specific thematic areas too. It would also test the acquisition of methodology and property of thematic exposition. The oral test generally is 15/30 minutes long.
Extended program introduction to Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine;
Sickness, Disability and Handicap and their classification systems assigned by WHO over the years.
Stroke and Severe Acquired Brains: clinical framework, rating scale, rehabilitation approach
Dysphagia: clinical framework, diagnostics, evaluation scale, rehabilitation approach
Web search concepts of scientific literature in the orthopedic and physical field, evaluation of the quality of an article.


Code A001592
  • Patrizia Mecocci (Codocenza)
  • 20 ore (Codocenza) - Patrizia Mecocci
Learning activities Base
Area Primo soccorso
Academic discipline MED/09
Type of study-unit Obbligatorio (Required)
Language of instruction Italian
Contents Epidemiology of aging and social medical problems. age-related changes in hearing, speaking and in cortical functions. Diseases and rehabilitation. Multidimensional Geriatric Assessment
Reference texts - Paziente anziano, paziente geriatrico e medicina della complessità. Fondamenti di Gerontologia e Geriatria. Senin Umberto, Cherubini Antonio,
Mecocci Patrizia, 3^ Edizione EdiSes Napoli (Italia), 2013
Educational objectives Knowledgment of aging changes and main diseases age related
Prerequisites Understanding of topics requires knowledge of Anatomy and Physiology
Teaching methods Frontal lessons
Other information Calendar of educational activities:
See website http://www.med.unipg.it/~logopedia2/
Learning verification modality There are three tests that contribute to the final assessment with a score of thirty.
Each test is intended to assess the learning of the individual teaching module.
The tests provide a means of oral and / or written.
The oral test questions are open, with oral answer open.
The questions for the written tests are open-ended and / or multiple choice questions.
The duration of the oral test is about 15-30 minutes.
The duration of the written exam is a maximum of two hours.
Extended program - Aging: demographics in Italy, in Europe and outside Europe: implications in clinical practice
- Principles of Biology and Physiology of aging
- Chronic diseases, polypathology and disability; concept pertaining to active life
- The congestive terminal (failure to thrive)
- The concept of geriatric syndrome, atypical presentation of diseases in the elderly
- “Frail Elderly”
- Multidimensional geriatric assessment: concepts, methods and instruments;
- First and second generation VMD Tools
- Geriatric care Network (UO Geriatric acute; Integrated Home Care, Residential Health Care, Day Care Centre)
- Brain aging, cognitive disorders in the elderly, dementia in elderly; delirium
- Dizziness, postural hypotension, syncope
- Nutritional problems in the elderly
- Geriatric medicine as medicine of complexity
- Depression in the elderly
- Sensory deficits and related clinical and practical complications
- Ethical controversies in geriatric medicine


Code 50563502
Teacher Tiziana Sciarma
  • Tiziana Sciarma
  • 24 ore - Tiziana Sciarma
Learning activities Caratterizzante
Area Scienze teorico-pratiche della logopedia
Academic discipline MED/26
Type of study-unit Obbligatorio (Required)
Language of instruction Italian
Contents Anatomic-physio-pathological basis of the main neurological syndromes of interest to the speech therapist
Reference texts Mutani R., Lopiano L., Durelli L., Mauro A., Chiò A. Il Bergamini di neurologia. Edizioni Libreria Cortina, Torino. 2012.
Educational objectives Acquisition of knowledge about anatomy and physio-pathological bases of the main diseases of the central nervous system and acquisition of skills that enable proper management of rehabilitation of the speech therapist in the field of neurological disorders most relevant.
Prerequisites Understanding of topics requires knowledge of Anatomy and Physiology.
Teaching methods The course is organized in lectures on topics mentioned above.
Other information www.med.unipg.it/logopedia/

Assistance for students with disabilities and/or learning disabilities: http://www.unipg.it/disabilita-e-dsa
Learning verification modality The assessment of learning of the teaching module involves the administration of oral questions more open, with oral answer open. The oral examination last an averrage of 15/30 minutes.
Extended program Physiopathology of the motility
Functional organization
motoneuron, stretch reflexg motoneuron, aSegmental adjustment- motor unit,
Above segmental adjusting
Pyramidal system
Extrapiramidal motor system - the basal ganglia
Examination of the motor functions
Motor syndrome: Lesion of the first motoneuron - Lesion of the second motoneuron
Extrapyramidal Syndrome
Cerebellar syndrome
Physiopathology of sensitivity
Functional organization
Spinothalamic system
Leminiscale system
Types of sensitivity
Examination of the sensitivity
Alteration of the sensitivity
Sensitive sindrome topographic
Cranial nerves
Autonomic nervous system
Liquor (CSF)
Intracranial hypertension
Alteration of the state of consciousness
Techniques of investigation
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