Studying at the University of Verona

Here you can find information on the organisational aspects of the Programme, lecture timetables, learning activities and useful contact details for your time at the University, from enrolment to graduation.

A.A. 2019/2020

Academic calendar

The academic calendar shows the deadlines and scheduled events that are relevant to students, teaching and technical-administrative staff of the University. Public holidays and University closures are also indicated. The academic year normally begins on 1 October each year and ends on 30 September of the following year.

Academic calendar

Course calendar

The Academic Calendar sets out the degree programme lecture and exam timetables, as well as the relevant university closure dates..

Definition of lesson periods
Period From To
TERP 3A1S Oct 1, 2019 Nov 8, 2019
TERP 2A1S Oct 7, 2019 Dec 6, 2019
TERP 1A1S Oct 9, 2019 Dec 13, 2019
TERP 3A2S - 1 periodo Feb 3, 2020 Mar 13, 2020
TERP 1A2S - 1 periodo Feb 3, 2020 Mar 6, 2020
TERP 2A2S Mar 9, 2020 May 15, 2020
TERP 1A2S - 2 periodo Apr 8, 2020 May 24, 2020
TERP 3A2S - 2 periodo May 4, 2020 May 8, 2020
Exam sessions
Session From To
TERP ROV SESSIONE INVERNALE 2 ANNO Dec 16, 2019 Jan 24, 2020
TERP ROV SESSIONE INVERNALE (1 e 3 ANNO) Jan 7, 2020 Jan 31, 2020
TERP ROV SESSIONE ESTIVA 2 ANNO May 25, 2020 Jun 26, 2020
TERP ROV SESSIONE ESTIVA 3 ANNO Jul 1, 2020 Jul 31, 2020
TERP ROV SESSIONE ESTIVA 1 ANNO Jul 6, 2020 Jul 31, 2020
TERP ROV SESSIONE AUTUNNALE Sep 1, 2020 Sep 30, 2020
Degree sessions
Session From To
TERP SESSIONE AUTUNNALE Nov 1, 2020 Dec 31, 2020
TERP SESSIONE PRIMAVERILE Mar 1, 2021 Apr 30, 2021
Period From To
FESTIVITA' OGNISSANTI Nov 1, 2019 Nov 1, 2019
VACANZE DI NATALE Dec 24, 2019 Jan 6, 2020
VACANZE DI PASQUA Apr 10, 2020 Apr 15, 2020
FESTA DELLA LIBERAZIONE Apr 25, 2020 Apr 25, 2020
Festa del Lavoro May 1, 2020 May 1, 2020
FESTA DELLA REPUBBLICA Jun 2, 2020 Jun 2, 2020
FESTA S. PATRONO Aug 5, 2020 Aug 5, 2020
Other Periods
Description Period From To
TERP 3^ anno - 1^semestre TERP 3^ anno - 1^semestre Nov 11, 2019 Dec 13, 2019
TERP 2^ anno - 1^semestre TERP 2^ anno - 1^semestre Jan 27, 2020 Mar 6, 2020
TERP 1^ anno - 2^semestre (1 periodo) TERP 1^ anno - 2^semestre (1 periodo) Mar 9, 2020 Apr 3, 2020
TERP 3^ anno - 2^semestre (1 periodo) TERP 3^ anno - 2^semestre (1 periodo) Mar 16, 2020 Apr 30, 2020
TERP 3^ anno - 2^semestre (2 periodo) TERP 3^ anno - 2^semestre (2 periodo) May 11, 2020 Jun 19, 2020
TERP 1^ anno - 2^semestre (2 periodo) TERP 1^ anno - 2^semestre (2 periodo) May 25, 2020 Jun 26, 2020
TERP 2^ anno - 2^semestre (1 periodo) TERP 2^ anno - 2^semestre (1 periodo) Jun 29, 2020 Jul 31, 2020
TERP 2^ anno - 2^semestre (2 periodo) TERP 2^ anno - 2^semestre (2 periodo) Sep 1, 2020 Sep 30, 2020

Exam calendar

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Exam calendar

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Academic staff


Albertoli Giancarla 045 8009841

Aleotti Renata 0461-364187 364174 o 0464 582475

Amaddeo Francesco 045 8124930

Barbui Corrado +39 0458126418

Bellani Marcella 045 8126691

Berti Loretta +39 0458127442

Cazzoletti Lucia 045 8027656

Chiesa Silvia

Dal Prà Ilaria Pierpaola +39 045 802 7161

Fumagalli Guido Francesco 045 802 7605 (dipartimento)

Girelli Massimo +39 0458027106

Gotte Giovanni 0458027694

Lasalvia Antonio 045 8283901

Latterini Enrica

Laudanna Carlo 045-8027689

Meyer Anja

Micciolo Rocco

Nocera Antonio

Pertile Riccardo 0461 904694

Pontrandolfo Stefania 045 802 8483

Ruggeri Mirella 0458124953

Tagliaro Franco 045 8124618-045 8124246

Tam Enrico +39 045 8425149

Tamburin Stefano +39 0458124285 (segreteria)

Trabetti Elisabetta 045/8027209

Zamboni Giulia 0458124301

Zancanaro Carlo 045 802 7157 (Medicina) - 8425115 (Scienze Motorie)

Zoccante Leonardo 045 812 4773

Study Plan

The Study Plan includes all modules, teaching and learning activities that each student will need to undertake during their time at the University. Please select your Study Plan based on your enrolment year.

1° Year

(BIO/16 ,MED/26 ,M-PSI/02)
(MED/36 ,MED/42 ,MED/45 ,M-PED/03)

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TAF (Type of Educational Activity) All courses and activities are classified into different types of educational activities, indicated by a letter.

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Teaching code





Massimo Girelli

The teaching is organized as follows:






Academic staff

Carlo Zancanaro

Neuropatologia e neurologia





Academic staff

Stefano Tamburin

Psicologia generale e psicobiologia





Academic staff

Massimo Girelli

Learning outcomes

The course aims to provide students with fundamental elements for the knowledge of human neuroanatomy, neuropathology and human cognitive functions in order to understand the main neurological pathologies with particular reference to the pathologies on the border between neurology and psychiatry. NEUROANATOMY MODULE Training objectives: To acquire a sufficient knowledge of human neuroanatomy to be used in the continuation of studies and in professional activity. NEUROPATHOLOGY AND NEUROLOGY MODULE Training objectives: Acquisition of knowledge on the main pathologies in neurology, with particular reference to the border pathology between neurology and psychiatry. Acquisition of knowledge on neurological semeiotics, with particular reference to the main cognitive pictures and the main neurological syndromes. Acquisition of elementary notions of neuropathology. MODULE GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY AND PSYCHOBIOLOGY Educational objectives: Neurobiological and neurophysiological correlates of human cognitive functions. Neuropsychological evidence of cognitive function deficits following focal brain injuries.


Organization and organs of the nervous system Essentials of development Autonomic nervous system and its sections Essentials of nervous system terminology Structure of the nerve Meninges, brain ventricles, liquor Brain blood circulation Macroscopic surface and inner anatomy of the brain and spinal cord Mesencefalus, pons and bulb: connections with other parts of the central nervous system Anatomy of the principal nervous pathways Name and distribution of cranial nerves
The main anatomo-functional features of the nervous system as the basis for the understanding of neurological signs and symptoms. Basic notions on neurological semiotics. Medical history and neurological examination. Semiotics of the main neurological syndromes and diseases. Physiology, pathophysiology and basic semiotics of consciousness and its acute and chronic disorders. The main focal cognitive deficits (aphasia, agnosia, apraxia, memory disorders). Pathophysiology of executive functions, and the frontal syndrome. Healthy and pathological brain aging. Neurodegenerative diseases: common pathophysiological and neuropathological features. The main neurodegenerative diseases. Dementias: syndromic classification, pathophysiology and clinical. The main dementias and their epidemiological impact. Alzheimer's disease, other neurodegenerative dementias, vascular dementia. Parkinson's disease and parkinsonism: epidemiology, pathophysiology, and main clinical features. Cerebrovascular diseases: epidemiology, pathophysiology and main clinical features. Principles of anatomy of the cerebral circulation. Pathophysiology of cerebrovascular diseases. Ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke: pathophysiology, main clinical features, therapy.
Introduction Introduction to Cognitive Psychology and Behaviorism Psychology as a Biological Science, scientific approach to cognitive operation research Behaviorism Psychology Methods: Reaction Times, Subtraction Method, EEG, Evoked Potentials, Functional Magnetic Resonance, Imaging Consciousness states: Coma, Sleep Sleep: Sleep Types and EEG recording. REM sleep Conditioning and Learning Learning as an adaptation process Orienting Response as basic Learning Reflex, Abituation and Habit Classic Conditioning (Pavlov) Variables involved in classic conditioning Extinction Operating Conditioning Puzzle Box (Thorndike) Law of Effect Reinforcement Skinner’s Cage Relative reinforcement: ratio and interval, fixed and variable Avoidance and escape learning Reinforcement and Punishment Latent Learning Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy Desensibilizzazione Sistematica Systematic Densensitization (graduated exposure therapy) Counterconditioning (Stimulus Substitution) Avversive Conditioning Observational Learning - Bandura Memory Sensory Memory Working Memory Long Term Memory Encoding Storage Recall Interference Priority and Recency Effects Processing Organization Visualization Representation Context Explicit Memory Implicit Memory Sleep effects on Memory Retrograde and Anterograde Amnesia Brain areas involved in memory HM case Korsakoff Amnesia Episodic Amnesia Electroconvulsive therapy and amnesia Shock Memory High Capacity Memory Abused Children Testimony Emotional Memory Motivation-Emotions - Motivations, Hedonism - Needs, Drives, Incentives, Expectation, Goals - Maslow Theory, Autorealization, Self Realization - Intrisic and Ectrinsic Motivations - Motivation to Success, Self Efficacy - Adaptative Emotions - Physiological, Behavioral and Cognitive correlates - Limbic System - Facial Expressions - Emispheric specialization for emotions recognition - Affective prosody and emispheric specialization - Emotions and Amigdala - Kluver-Bucy syndrome - Emotions and Cognitive Functions: Memory, Decision Making, Attention - Sense of humor - Emotions and Interpersonal Relationships: Guilt Trip, and Embarrassment - Emotion Theories: James-Lange (spinal cord lesions), Cannon-Bard, Schacter-Singer, Facial Feedback Intelligence Unitary function or many functions Intelligence measurement: Intelligence Test Intelligence Quotient Factorial Intelligence Theories Metacomponents and Executive Functions Hereditariness and environment Variables of Intelligence Frontal Syndrome Frontal Syndrome Perseveration and Imitation Phineas Gage case Frontal syndrome and emotional reactions Pesudodepression and pseudopsychopathy Sexual behavior and olfactory perception

Examination Methods

MULTIPLE CHOICE QUESTIONS . Five answers, one correct. Correct answer, 1 point; wrong/missing answer, 0 points.
Written exam (open questions)
multiple choice test: 15 questions with 3 response options each


Reference texts
Author Title Publishing house Year ISBN Notes
Seeley Anatomia e cenni di Anatomia Microscopica Istologia Fisiologia (Edizione 3) Idelson-Gnocchi srl Sorbona, Napoli 2014
Bentivoglio M. et al. Anatomia umana e istologia (Edizione 2) Minerva Medica 2010 978-88-7711-670-3
P. Gray Psicologia Ed. Zanichelli  

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