Head and Neck

A.Y. 2019/2020
3
Max ECTS
40
Overall hours
SSD
MED/31 MED/32
Language
Italian
Learning objectives
The course is aimed to provide an overview of the anatomy and physio-pathology of the head and neck region and to provide essential information on the main otorinolaryngologic, ophthalmic, dental, audiologic and maxilla-facial diseases and on their diagnosis and treatment.
Expected learning outcomes
At the end of the course, the student should be able to identify the clinical manifestations and to handle key elements of diagnosis and medical and surgical treatment of the main otorhinolaryngologic, ophthalmic, dental, audiologic and maxilla-facial diseases.
Course syllabus and organization

Linea: Policlinico

Responsible
Prerequisites for admission
To understand the topics explained during frontal teaching, a series of basic knowledge is required.
Preliminary scientific knowledge corresponds to the notions of the first three teaching years of medicine and surgery.
Assessment methods and Criteria
The learning assessment methods for students are based on written tests.
The written test consists of several questions.
The student will answer the questionnaire with only one indication among four types of answers.
Otorinolaringoiatria
Course syllabus
Anatomy, physiology, clinical manifestations of inflammatory and neoplastic disease of the nose and the maxillofacial district;
Anatomy, physiology, clinical manifestations of inflammatory and neoplastic disease of the neck and the major salivary gland;
Anatomy, physiology, clinical manifestations of inflammatory and neoplastic disease of the upper airways (oral cavity, oropharynx, larynx, and hypopharynx) and the nasopharyngeal-ototubaric district;
Diagnostic and therapeutic management of ENT emergencies
Teaching methods
The lessons include classroom-taught lessons, discussion of clinical cases, practical demonstration
Teaching Resources
Pignataro, Cesarani, Felisati, Schindler: Trattato di ORL ed audiologia.
Ed. EDISES Università 2012
Audiologia
Course syllabus
Elements of ear anatomy and plasticity of the central auditory pathways
- Acoustic physics and physiology of the ear and of central audiovestibular pathways
- Fundamentals of audiometric techniques
- Pediatric audiology and otology
- Audiological screening
- Deafness: predisposing factoris, diagnosis and therapy
- Pathologies of the external, middle and internal ear
- Sudden Sensorineural hearing loss
- Neuroma of the acoustic nerve
- Cholesteatoma
- Ootosclerosis
- Tinnitus
- Otosurgery
- The cochlear implant
- Hearing aids
- Vestibular disorders
- Vestibular diagnostic tecniques
Teaching methods
The otological disease lessons include only a frontal teaching model. The course includes five lessons of frontal teaching lasting 2.5 hours.
Teaching Resources
Testi consigliati:
Pignataro, Cesarani, Felisati, Schindler: Trattato di ORL ed audiologia.
Ed. EDISES Univesità 2012
Audiologia
MED/32 - AUDIOLOGY - University credits: 1
Lessons: 12 hours
Professor: Ambrosetti Umberto
Otorinolaringoiatria
MED/31 - OTORHINOLARYNGOLOGY - University credits: 2
Informal teaching: 16 hours
Lessons: 12 hours

Linea: San Donato

Responsible
Prerequisites for admission
To understand the topics explained during frontal teaching, a series of basic knowledge is required.
Preliminary scientific knowledge corresponds to the notions of the first three teaching years of medicine and surgery.
Assessment methods and Criteria
The learning assessment methods for students are based on written tests.
The written test consists of several questions.
The student will answer the questionnaire with only one indication among four types of answers.
Otorinolaringoiatria
Course syllabus
Anatomy, physiology, clinical manifestations of inflammatory and neoplastic disease of the nose and the maxillofacial district;
Anatomy, physiology, clinical manifestations of inflammatory and neoplastic disease of the neck and the major salivary gland;
Anatomy, physiology, clinical manifestations of inflammatory and neoplastic disease of the upper airways (oral cavity, oropharynx, larynx, and hypopharynx) and the nasopharyngeal-ototubaric district;
Diagnostic and therapeutic management of ENT emergencies
Teaching methods
The lessons include classroom-taught lessons, discussion of clinical cases, practical demonstration
Teaching Resources
Pignataro, Cesarani, Felisati, Schindler: Trattato di ORL ed audiologia.
Ed. EDISES Università 2012
Audiologia
Course syllabus
Elements of ear anatomy and plasticity of the central auditory pathways
- Acoustic physics and physiology of the ear and of central audiovestibular pathways
- Fundamentals of audiometric techniques
- Pediatric audiology and otology
- Audiological screening
- Deafness: predisposing factoris, diagnosis and therapy
- Pathologies of the external, middle and internal ear
- Sudden Sensorineural hearing loss
- Neuroma of the acoustic nerve
- Cholesteatoma
- Ootosclerosis
- Tinnitus
- Otosurgery
- The cochlear implant
- Hearing aids
- Vestibular disorders
- Vestibular diagnostic tecniques
Teaching methods
The otological disease lessons include only a frontal teaching model. The course includes five lessons of frontal teaching lasting 2.5 hours.
Teaching Resources
Testi consigliati:
Pignataro, Cesarani, Felisati, Schindler: Trattato di ORL ed audiologia.
Ed. EDISES Univesità 2012
Audiologia
MED/32 - AUDIOLOGY - University credits: 1
Lessons: 12 hours
Otorinolaringoiatria
MED/31 - OTORHINOLARYNGOLOGY - University credits: 2
Informal teaching: 16 hours
Lessons: 12 hours
Professor: Capaccio Pasquale

Linea: San Giuseppe

Responsible
Prerequisites for admission
To understand the topics explained during frontal teaching, a series of basic knowledge is required.
Preliminary scientific knowledge corresponds to the notions of the first three teaching years of medicine and surgery.
Assessment methods and Criteria
The learning assessment methods for students are based on written tests.
The written test consists of several questions.
The student will answer the questionnaire with only one indication among four types of answers.
Otorinolaringoiatria
Course syllabus
Anatomy, physiology, clinical manifestations of inflammatory and neoplastic disease of the nose and the maxillofacial district;
Anatomy, physiology, clinical manifestations of inflammatory and neoplastic disease of the neck and the major salivary gland;
Anatomy, physiology, clinical manifestations of inflammatory and neoplastic disease of the upper airways (oral cavity, oropharynx, larynx, and hypopharynx) and the nasopharyngeal-ototubaric district;
Diagnostic and therapeutic management of ENT emergencies
Teaching methods
The lessons include classroom-taught lessons, discussion of clinical cases, practical demonstration
Teaching Resources
Pignataro, Cesarani, Felisati, Schindler: Trattato di ORL ed audiologia.
Ed. EDISES Università 2012
Audiologia
Course syllabus
Basic anatomy and physiology of the auditory system
- Principles of acoustics
- Subjective and objective audiometry (puretone evaluation, speech audiometry, principles of acoustic imminttance, tympanometry and the acoustic reflex, otoacoustic emissions, auditory evoked potentials)
- Conductive and sensorineural hearing loss.
- Outer ear disorders
- Middle ear disorders (otosclerosis, otitis)
- Cochlear and retrocochlear disorders (sudden deafness, acoustic trauma, acoustic neuroma)
- Hearing loss in children
- Hearing loss in the elderly
- Basic anatomy and physiology of the vestibular system.Vertigo and balance disorders: principles of assessment and treatment.
Teaching methods
Frontal lessons and power-point presentations in Ariel
Teaching Resources
Trattato di Otorinolaringoiatria e Audiologia, Pignataro, Cesarani, Felisati, Schindler ed. EdiSes 2012
Audiologia
MED/32 - AUDIOLOGY - University credits: 1
Lessons: 12 hours
Professor: Barozzi Stefania
Otorinolaringoiatria
MED/31 - OTORHINOLARYNGOLOGY - University credits: 2
Informal teaching: 16 hours
Lessons: 12 hours