Learning outcomes of the course unit
The Course of Otolaryngology IV is part of the Integrated Course of Hearing VI and aims to enable the student to know and understand the essential elements of the major neoplastic diseases of the cerebellopontine angle, in particular the acoustic neuroma and neurofibromatosis 2. the student must acquire the ability to use knowledge and understanding in the use of different audiometric methods in order to provide a correct diagnostic workup. Furthermore, the ability to use the knowledge and understanding should enable the student to orientate in the indications in the management of the cochlear implant and the Auditory brainstem implant.
Course contents summary
The course aims to address the fundamental aspects of instrumental diagnostic audiological and possible prosthetic rehabilitation in neoplastic disease of the cerebellopontine angle. The topics of the lectures are therefore mainly directed to the study of acoustic neuroma and neurofibromatosis 2, in addition to notes on the other neoplastic diseases of the cerebellopontine angle. In particular, they face the aspects of epidemiology, symptomatology, diagnostic audiometric tests, surgical therapy. The second part of the course is devoted to the discussion of the Auditory brainstem implant, describing the characteristics of functionality, directions, strategies, intra-and postoperative electrophysiology and its diversification towards the Cochlear implant.
Roberto Albera, Giovanni Rossi: OTORINOLARINGOIATRIA III Edizione – Edizioni Minerva Medica.
Oral lesson. The course program is carried out by means of the slide show and short films, in order to achieve greater student participation. The last few minutes of the lesson is devoted to the discussion, in order to clarify and supplement the subject matter.
Assessment methods and criteria
Oral exam. In the verification phase, the student must demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the fundamentals of major neoplastic diseases of the cerebellopontine angle, knowledge and understanding to formulate a precise audiological diagnosis. They must also demonstrate that they have mastered the basic elements that characterize the Auditory brainstem implant in terms of electrophysiology.