The Neurophysiological and Neurobiological Bases of Sleep Disorders and Circadian Sleep-Wake Rhythm Alterations
Academic year 2020/2021
- Teaching staff
- Prof. Lorenzo Priano (Titolare del corso)
Prof. Alessandro Mauro (Titolare del corso)
- Teaching period
- Course disciplinary sector (SSD)
- MED/26 - neurology
Sommario del corso
The Course, aims to:
- Offer students a qualified overview of the topics of current research in the fields of the neurophysiology and neurobiological bases of sleep and sleep-wake rhythm.
- Offer students an overview of sleep disorders and sleep-wake rhythm alterations, including the technical aspects for the correct evaluation, discussion on the most common diseases and the new frontiers in sleep disorders diagnosis and treatment.
- Frontal teaching (even web-based if needed)
- Lectures will focus at first on physiological aspect of sleep and sleep-wake cycle, and then on the pathological aspects, including diagnosis and treatments. Video showing real sleep registrations will be discussed. Sleep analysis with dedicated software for clinical and research purposes will also be shown and discussed.
Learning assessment methods
- Short report where the phD candidates discuss one article in which one of the topics of the Course is applicable.
Oxford Textbook of Sleep Disorders
Autori: Luigi Ferini-Strambi, Sudhansu Chokroverty
Editore: Oxford University Press
2017, ISBN 9780199682003
- Neurophysiology bases of sleep and sleep-wake circadian rhythm
- Interactions with the vegetative nervous system and with the endocrine system
- Sleep disorders
- Disorders of sleep-wake rhythm
- Technical aspects for the diagnosis
- Hints of treatment
- Research and future perspectives
Suggested readings and bibliography
Lessons January 14th and 21st in the classroom of the Department of Neuroscience in Turin, via Cherasco 15,