Class Clinical Neuropathology

  • Presentation


    The course of Clinical Neuropathology is a fundamental component of the Master's degree in Applied Neuropsychology, providing students with essential knowledge and skills in the pathology of the nervous system. With a comprehensive syllabus covering various diagnoses, this course equips students with the necessary expertise to understand and develop clinical thinking skills about neurological diseases. Throughout the course, students will delve into the main types of pathology affecting the nervous system (neurodegenerative, traumatic, cerebrovascular, etc.) as well as in the emerging field of non-invasive neuromodulation methods for brain pathology. The knowledge gained through Clinical Neuropathology equips students with a solid foundation for their future practice, allowing them to comprehend neuropathology and ultimately enabling practitioners to develop effective rehablitation plans and support the overall well-being of their patients.

  • Code


  • Syllabus


    1. Diagnosis - The assessment of neurological deficit through neurological examination 

    2. Vascular disorders

    3. Traumatic brain injuries

    4. Epilepsies

    5. Nervous system tumors

    6. Nervous system infections

    7. Demyelination in the CNS and Multiple Sclerosis 8. Sleep disorders

    9. Dementia disorders and degenerative syndromes 

    10. Headache and other painful syndromes

    11. Non-invasive neuromodulation for neuropathology.

  • Objectives


    It is intended that the students acquire basic knowledge of pathology of the nervous system. Students should acquire knowledge about the main types of pathology of the nervous system as well as to develop basic skills to understand neurological disease and its semiological assessment. Furthermore, students should be able to understand some emerging non-invasive neuromodulation methods for the main types of neuropathology.

  • Teaching methodologies and assessment

    Teaching methodologies and assessment

    The teaching methodology is expository, combined with some practical exercises for acquiring skills in the interpretation of neuroimaging data related to neuropathology and experimentation with non-invasive neuromodulation techniques. 

  • References


    Blumenfeld, H. (2010). Neuroanatomy through clinical cases. Sunderland, Mass: Sinauer Associates. Hilton, D. A., & Shivane, A. G. (2015). Neuropathology simplified: a guide for clinicians and neuroscientists. Springer.


    Lezak, M. D., Howieson, D. W., Bigler, E.D., & Tranel, D. (2012). Neuropsychological Assessment. NY: Oxford University Press.


    Kadosh, R. C. (2014). The Stimulated Brain. Elsevier Science.


    Wassermann, E. M., Peterchev, A. V., Ziemann, U., Lisanby, S. H., Siebner, H. R., & Walsh, V. (Eds.). (2021). The Oxford Handbook of Transcranial Stimulation, Second Edition (2nd ed.). Oxford University Press.

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