cod. 15508

Academic year 2015/16
1° year of course - First semester
Professor responsible for the course unit
integrated course unit
9 credits
course unit
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Course unit structured in the following modules:

Learning objectives

The Integrated Course of Hearing aims to enable the student to know and to understand the essential elements of clinical and instrumental diagnosis of diseases within audio-vestibolari.Lo student must acquire the ability to use knowledge and understanding in order to interpret the different clinical and instrumental frameworks, with particular attention to the differential diagnosis of hearing loss and peripheral vertigo.


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Course unit content

The first lessons of anatomy and physiology of the calls relate to auditory and vestibular systems with hints of psychoacoustics. Subsequently, the lessons are aimed to deepen clinical semiotics and instrumental of the auditory and vestibular apparatus. You specify, then, classification of hearing loss and the differential diagnosis of deafness, through the diagnostic audiological instrumental base (liminal tonal audiometry, speech audiometry, impedance analysis). 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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Del Bo, Giaccai, Grisanti: Manuale di Audiologia. . Masson Editore
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 the Integrated Course of Hearing I. The student must be able to demonstrate the knowledge to formulate a correct instrumental diagnosis of audio-vestibular disorders.

Other information

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