cod. 08507

Academic year 2014/15
2° year of course - Second semester
Academic discipline
Audiologia (MED/32)
Scienze della logopedia
Type of training activity
14 hours
of face-to-face activities
2 credits
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course unit
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Integrated course unit module: LOGOPEDICS II

Learning objectives

The Bachelor of Audiology is part of the Integrated Course of Speech II and aims to enable the student to know and to understand the essential elements of clinical and instrumental diagnosis of audiological -vestibular diseases.The student must acquire the ability to use knowledge and understanding in order to interpret the different clinical pictures, with particular attention to the differential diagnosis of hearing loss and peripheral vertigo.


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Course unit content

The first lessons are aimed to investigate the clinical and instrumental semeiotics of the auditory and vestibular apparatus. You specify, then, classification of hearing loss and the differential diagnosis of deafness, through the diagnostic audiological instrumentation. Then come some depth otological diseases such as acute and chronic inflammation of the middle ear (otitis media, chronic otitis media, cholesteatoma). The second part of the course includes the study of vestibular symptoms and differential diagnosis of balance disorders (vestibular clinical examination and instrumental).

Full programme

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Roberto Albera - Giovanni Rossi: OTORINOLARINGOIATRIA (III° edizione).Edizioni Minerva Medica

Teaching methods

The lessons require oral presentation in video-projection of the contents with the help of filmed documentation of particular aspects semeiological clinical and instrumental. The last minutes of class are reserved for questions of clarification from the students. It provides for the discussion of clinical cases emblematic.

Assessment methods and criteria

The assessment of learning and knowledge takes place during the appeals provided for by the teaching calendar, by oral, in the presence of the Committee of Professors of Integrated Course. The student must be able to demonstrate the knowledge to confuse this major clinical and instrumental diagnosis of audiological and otological diseases.

Other information

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