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 essentials of the major neoplastic diseases of the pontocerebellar angle, in particular the acoustic neuroma and Neurofibromatosis 2 students must acquire the ability to use knowledge and understanding in the use of different methods audiometric the aim of providing a proper diagnostic imaging. Furthermore, the ability to use the knowledge and understanding should enable the student to orient himself in the indications in the management of 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 pontocerebellar cerebellare.The topics of the lectures are therefore mainly directed to the study of acoustic neuromas and neurofibromatosis 2, in addition to notes on the other neoplastic diseases of the pontocerebellar angle. In particular, they face issues of epidemiology, symptomatology, diagnostic audiometric instrumental, surgical therapy. The second part of the course is devoted to the discussion of the Auditory brainstem Implant , describing the functional characteristics, indications, strategies electrophysiological intra and post-operative 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 examination. In the verification phase, the student must demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the fundamentals of the major neoplastic diseases of the pontocerebellar angle, and above all have the knowledge and understanding to formulate a precise plan instrumental diagnostic audiology. It must also demonstrate that they have mastered the basic elements that characterize the system Auditory brainstem Implant from the point of view electrophysiological.