This course will provide an overview of neurological and psychiatric nosological entities. Main focus will be put on a series of neurological disorders presently under investigation in the
neuroscience research community. Courses will elaborate on innovative diagnostic tools and therapeutic interventions. Special attention will be given to the pathophysiological basis underlying neurodegenerative disorders (dementia and Parkinson’s disease), epilepsy, cerebrovascular disorders, multiple sclerosis and neuromuscular disorders. Scientific preclinical and clinical study designs and research methods will be discussed in relationship to clinical neurosciences.
The first part of the course gives a general overview of clinical presentation, epidemiology, aetiology and management of neurological and neuropsychiatric disorders. Topics will include:
- Sleep disorders
- Psychiatric disorders (schizophrenia, affective disorders ...)
- Motorneuron disorders
- Cerebrovascular disorders
- Neurodegenerative disorders
- Multiple sclerosis and demyelinating disorders
- Neuromuscular diseases
- Infectious disorders
- Metabolic diseases
- Spinal cord pathology
The second part will give a detailed analysis of neurodegenerative disorders (dementia and Parkinson’s disease), epilepsy, cerebrovascular disorders, multiple sclerosis and neuromuscular disorders, including ongoing research on pathophysiology, diagnosis and management. Scientific preclinical and clinical studies related to these disorders will be dealt with in further detail.