Learning outcomes of the course unit
The Audiology VI module is part of the Integrated Course of Audioprostheses VI (3rd year-2nd semester of the CdS in Audioprosthetic Techniques) and aims to allow the student to know and understand the essential elements of implantable prostheses in the field auditory rehabilitation of severe transmission, mixed and / or neurosensory hearing losses that can not benefit from traditional hearing aid. The student must acquire the ability to use knowledge and understanding in order to identify the audiological indications and contraindications, to interpret the relative path of electrophysiological verification / regulation and of audiological adaptation and auditory
Course contents summary
The teaching of Audiology VI includes the implantable prostheses as the main topic. The different types of implantable prostheses, their components and their functioning are first described; therefore the indications, contraindications and the selection procedure for the patients are analyzed; some hints of surgical technique are explained; then the electrophysiological verification / regulation procedures of implantable prostheses are treated; the lessons conclude with elements of audiological adaptation.
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Lectures will be held on-site in compliance with safety standards, provided that further instructions on the ongoing health emergency are not implemented. Supporting material will be available on the specific, student-reserved platform (Elly) and will include slide presentations, audio-video aids or video-recording of the lectures.
Assessment methods and criteria
The assessment of learning and acquired knowledge takes place during the calls provided by the teaching calendar, by means of an oral question, in the presence of the Teachers Committee of the Integrated Course of Audioprostheses VI. The student must be able to demonstrate knowledge on implantable prostheses, on audiological indications and related audiological adaptation.
The oral lessons provide for the presentation in video-projection of the contents with the help of documentation of particular audiological and clinical aspects. The last minutes of the lesson are reserved for students' questions of clarification. Discussion of emblematic clinical cases is expected.