The programme

Learning outcomes

Il corso si rivolge a tutti coloro che sono interessati ad acquisire conoscenze specifiche ed approfondite sulle tecniche avanzate di diagnostica in neurofisiopatologia clinica. In particolare, il corso è destinato alle figure mediche (medico specialista in neurologia e/o neurofisiopatologia) e paramediche (tecnico di neurofisiopatologia) che, nella loro attività clinica applicano quotidianamente tali tecniche e vogliono approfondire e perfezionare le loro competenze. Nell’ambito delle tecniche di neurofisiopatologia, il corso tratterà in modo dettagliato le metodiche per lo studio del sistema nervoso periferico (neurografia, elettromiografia, metodiche per lo studio dei nervi meno comunemente esplorati, EMG di singola fibra, cenni sulle tecniche per lo studio del sistema nervoso autonomico e del pavimento pelvico) e del sistema nervoso centrale (potenziali evocati somatosensitivi, stimolazione magnetica transcranica, potenziali evocati visivi ed uditivi, potenziali evocati laser). Verranno inoltre trattate le metodiche di imaging del sistema nervoso periferico (ecografia di nervo periferico, RMN del sistema neuromuscolare) e centrale (ecografia transcranica). Ampio spazio sarà dato all’ecografia di nervo periferico, metodica di crescente interesse per il neurofisiologo clinico, mediante un approccio teorico (nozioni di anatomia ecografica del plesso brachiale e dei principali tronchi nervosi, principali quadri clinici nella patologia del sistema nervoso periferico) ed un workshop pratico, durante il quale i discenti potranno svolgere un training sotto la guida di tutor esperti. Saranno altresì presentate le metodiche di ecografia di muscolo ed il loro ruolo per le procedure infiltrative, e le più moderne tecniche di RMN per lo studio del sistema neuromuscolare (RMN del plesso e dei principali tronchi nervosi periferici, RMN muscolare). Saranno infine presentate le metodiche di ecografia transcranica per lo studio della circolazione intracranica e l’esplorazione del parenchima cerebrale. L’obiettivo finale sarà di fornire ai discenti conoscenze e competenze su un’ampia batteria di metodiche neurofisiologiche e di imaging per l’esplorazione anatomo-funzionale del sistema nervoso periferico e centrale alla luce delle più recenti acquisizioni tecnologiche. L’approccio didattico privilegerà il coinvolgimento attivo dei partecipanti, intervallando lezioni frontali con attività individuali o di gruppo ed esercitazioni pratiche e su casi clinici. In ogni momento saranno disponibili tutor esperti che supervisioneranno queste attività.

Professional profiles and employment and professional opportunities

Il Corso apre possibilità di lavoro in ambito sanitario-assistenziale e in particolare si rivolge ai tutti quei professionisti (medici, tecnici di neurofisiopatologia) impegnati nella diagnosi neurofisiologica di pazienti con patologie neurologiche. Ad oggi, non esistono nell’ambito dell’offerta formativa dell’Ateneo e di altre Università italiane, corsi che approfondiscano i contenuti teorici e pratici trattati dal presente corso. Pertanto, vista l’importanza della diagnostica neurofisiologica nell’ambito dei percorsi diagnostici in neurologia e le crescenti evoluzioni tecnologiche, risulta attualmente indispensabile l’attivazione di un Corso di perfezionamento in questo ambito.
 
 

Altre informazioni



Teaching contacts details

prof. Stefano Tamburin
tel. +39 045 812 4285
cell. +39 347 5235580
e-mail: stefano.tamburin@univr.it

The Italian University system

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First-cycle degrees: Bachelor’s degree programme

First-cycle degrees are aimed at enabling students to achieve a command of general scientific methods and content, and to acquire specific professional knowledge.
Admission requirements: secondary school diploma after completing 13 years of study in total and passing the relevant State examination, or equivalent foreign qualification; admission may be subject to further assessment.
Duration: three years.
Graduation: in order to obtain the degree, it is necessary to gain at least 180 CFU; doing an internship and preparing a dissertation/thesis may also be required. Upon completion of a Bachelor’s degree, graduates may continue their studies by enrolling in a Master’s degree or other second-cycle degree programmes and courses.
Academic title: upon completion of a Bachelor’s degree (Laurea), graduates are awarded the title of “Dottore”.

Second-cycle degrees: Master’s degree

Second-cycle degrees aim to provide students with an advanced training and knowledge to take on highly-skilled roles.
Admission requirements: applicants must hold a Bachelor’s degree, or a foreign equivalent qualification; curricular admission requirements for each course may vary depending on each University.
Duration: two years.
Graduation: in order to obtain the degree, it is necessary to gain at least 120 CFU, as well as preparing and presenting a dissertation/thesis.
Academic title: upon completion of a Master’s degree (Laurea Magistrale), graduates are awarded the title of “Dottore magistrale”. Single cycle/Combined Bachelor+Master’s degrees
Some courses (Medicine and Surgery, Veterinary Medicine, Dentistry and Dental Prosthetics, Pharmacy and Industrial Pharmacy, Architecture and Building Engineering-Architecture, Law, Primary Education) are offered as Single cycle/Combined Bachelor+Master’s degrees (Corsi di Laurea Magistrale a Ciclo Unico).
Admission requirements: applicants must hold a secondary school diploma or equivalent foreign qualification; admission is subject to passing an admission test.
Duration: five years (six years and 360 CFU for Medicine and Surgery, and Dentistry and Dental Prosthetics).
Graduation: in order to obtain the degree, it is necessary to gain at least 300 CFU, as well as preparing and presenting a dissertation/thesis. Upon completion of a Single-cycle degree, graduates may continue their studies by applying for a PhD programme (Dottorato di Ricerca) or other third-cycle courses.
Academic title: upon completion of a Master’s degree (Laurea Magistrale), graduates are awarded the title of “Dottore magistrale”.

Third-cycle degrees

PhD programmes: these courses enable students to gain reliable methodologies for advanced scientific research through innovative methodologies and new technologies, and generally include internships abroad and lab activities at research laboratories. Graduates wishing to apply for a PhD programme must have a Master’s degree (or a foreign equivalent qualification) and pass an open competition; PhD programmes have a minimum duration of three years. In order to complete the programme, students must produce a research thesis/dissertation and present it at a final examination.
Academic title: upon completion of a PhD programme, students are awarded the title of “Dottore di ricerca”, or “PhD”.
Postgraduate specialisation courses: these are third-cycle courses aimed at enabling students to develop advanced knowledge and highly-specialised skills, such as in the medical, clinical and surgical fields. To be admitted to these courses, applicants must have a Master’s degree (or a foreign equivalent qualification) and pass an open competition. Postgraduate specialisation courses may last from two (120 CFU) to 6 years (360 CFU) depending on the type. Academic title: upon completion of this programme, graduates are awarded a “Diploma di Specializzazione”.

Professional Master’s programme

1st-level Professional Master’s programmes: these courses enable students to further enhance their scientific knowledge and professional skills. In order to apply, applicants must have a Bachelor’s degree, or foreign equivalent qualification. The minimum duration is one year (60 CFU). Please note that completing this course will not provide you with direct access to a PhD programme (Dottorato di Ricerca), or other third-cycle courses, as these courses are run and managed by each University at the local level. Upon completion of this programme, students are awarded a “Master universitario di primo livello”.
2nd-level Professional Master’s programmes: these courses enable students to further enhance their scientific knowledge and professional skills. In order to apply, applicants must have a Master’s degree, or foreign equivalent qualification. The minimum duration is one year (60 CFU). Please note that completing this course will not provide you with direct access to a PhD programme (Dottorato di Ricerca), or other third-cycle courses, as these courses are run and managed by each University at the local level. Upon completion of this programme, students are awarded a “Master universitario di secondo livello”.

Other useful things

Crediti Formativi Universitari (CFU/ECTS credits): Italian university courses are based on the CFU system. 1 CFU is equal to 25 hours of study. The average annual academic workload for a full-time student is generally assumed to be 60 CFU. CFU and ECTS credits serve the same purpose and generally have the same value.
Degree class: Bachelor's and Master's degree programmes that have the same learning objectives and activities are grouped into “degree classes". The educational content of each programme is set autonomously by each university; however, universities are required to include certain educational activities (and the corresponding number of CFU credits) set at the national level. These requirements are established in relation to each degree class. Degrees in the same class have the same legal value.
Double/Joint degrees: the Italian universities may establish degree programmes in partnership with other Italian or foreign universities. Upon completion of these courses, graduates are awarded a joint or double/multiple degree, one from each Partner University.

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