cod. 15514

Academic year 2017/18
2° year of course - Second semester
Professor responsible for the course unit
integrated course unit
7 credits
course unit
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Course unit structured in the following modules:

Learning objectives

The integrated course of Hearing IV aims to enable the student to know and understand the basic elements of inflammatory diseases of the middle ear. The student must acquire the ability to use knowledge and understanding to formulate a correct diagnostic approach audiological instrumental in acute and chronic ear infections. Where the student also gain knowledge and understanding about the diagnostic of childhood deafness, the related methods of instrumental audiological evaluation of hearing impairment, and general information about the Cochlear.


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Course unit content

The Course Hearing IV aims to address the most important issues in the field of inflammatory diseases of the ear. The topics are addressed to the basic elements of etiology, diagnosis and principles of treatment of acute and chronic ear infections. In particular, we consider the middle ear cholesteatoma (congenital and acquired), secretory otitis media in children and in adults, purulent otitis simple and their outcomes. Complications of otomastoiditi, with main reference to peripheral paralysis of the facial nerve, complement the topics covered by the Corso.Il course also aims to cover topics such as: diagnostic process in childhood deafness, behavioral audiometry, otoacoustic emissions, evoked potentials auditory in the diagnosis of hearing loss in children, the electrocochleography. The newborn hearing screening and school age. The lessons on the generality of the Plant Cochlear concern: selection protocol, notes of surgical technique, electrophysiological tests intra operators, activation and regulation.

Full programme

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Roberto Albera, Giovanni Rossi: OTORINOLARINGOIATRIA III Edizione – Edizioni Minerva Medica.
F. Oskar Schindler, Roberto Albera, AUDIOLOGIA E FONIATRIA, Edizione Minerva Medica
M. del Bo F.Giaccai, G. Grisanti, MANUALE DI AUDIOLOGIA, Masson Italia Editori

Teaching methods

Oral lesson. The course program is carried out using the slide show and short films, in order to achieve greater student participation. The last minutes of the lesson is devoted to the discussion, in order to clarify and supplement the subject matter.

Assessment methods and criteria

Oral examination. The Assessment and knowledge acquired is held during the appeals provided for by the teaching calendar, through oral, in the presence of the Committee of the Faculty of Integrated course Hearing IV. The student must be able to demonstrate the knowledge and audiological indications of ear infections. You also require knowledge on childhood deafness, the tools available in their audiological evaluation and directions and basic features of the Plant Cochlear.

Other information

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