To learn the main rheumatic diseases, their clinical pictures and their possible functional issues.
Basic principles of physiology and anatomy of the nervous system: fundamental elements of the nervous system. Cell development and constituents of the nervous system.
Functional Systems: Motion Control. Somatosensory systems. Visual system. Auditory system. Vestibular system. Reticular formation. Limbic system. Autonomous nervous system. Higher cortical functions.
The course aims to provide the basic notions in the main topics of general surgery useful and necessary for the occupational therapist.
Classroom lessons, using PowerPoint.
Lectures and internships (compatibly with the provisions on COVID 19 infection)
Frontal or online teaching on a digital platform with powerpoint presentations and with the support of surgical videos.
The pain in rheumatology: articular inflammatory or degenerative pain, muscle and fibromyalgic pain, neuropathic pain.
The main inflammatory arthropathies: rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, ankilosing spondylitis, and other spondyloarthritis, gout. Main features, functional problems.
Connective tissue diseases (systemic lupus erythematosus, systemic sclerosis, Sjogren's syndrome, polymyositis, dermatomyositis, mixed connective tissue disease, undifferentiated connective tissue disease) and vasculitides (giant cell arteritis and Takayasu's arteritis, polyarteritis nodosa and Kawasaki's disease, mixed cryoglobulinemia, Schoenlein-Henoch purpura, ANCA-associated vasculitis). Main features and possible functional problems.
Other painful syndromes due to nerve commpression.
Neurological physical examination
Cerebral syndromes: frontal, parietal, temporal, occipital, thalamic.
Inflammatory diseases of the S.N.C.
Infectious Diseases of the S.N.C
Peripheral diseases of the CNS
General and basic notions of the main problems of general surgical interest, with attention to the rehabilitation phases, the pathology of prolonged bed rest, the wound healing process and its complications.
Books for medical students or general practioners on rheumatology or clinical immunology are suggested.
Chirurgia. Dionigi R, Basi teoriche e chirurgia generale. Edra