Learning outcomes of the course unit
To educate the student on the pathophysiology and clinical course of the main diseases affecting the cervico-facial segment. The Course will encompass (a) lectures, (b) tutorials and (c) seminars. Students will, by default, attend all lectures and tutorials, but are free to choose the seminar(s), they are most interested in. Upon completion of the Course, each student will be able to discuss basic clinical cases, involving the cervico-facial segment, by creating individual flow charts on diagnostics and therapeutics.
Having successfully completed the pre-clinical Courses
Course contents summary
OTORHINOLARYNGOLOGY (SSD MED31, n = 3 CFU) and AUDIOLOGY (SSD MED32, n = 1 CFU): (a) general otorhinolaryngoiatric semeiotics (with particular attention to the cochlear and vestibular systems). (b) Ear pathology (acute and chronic otitis and their sequelae; complications of the oto-mastoiditis; differential diagnosis of deafness and vertigo; Otosclerosis; Ménière’s disease; Vestibular schwannoma; Deafness and mutism; facial nerve palsy).(c) Nose and sinus pathology (rhinitis and sinusitis, epistaxis, nasal obstruction syndrome). (d) Oro-pharyngeal pathology (chronic and acute tonsillitis). (e) Rhino-pharyngeal pathology (adenoids, fibroangioma of the nasopharynx). (f) Phoniatry (semeiotics and differential diagnosis of voice disorders, wording and language dysfunction). (g) Laryngeal pathology (acute and chronic laryngitis, vocal cord paralysis, clinical indication for tracheotomy). (h) Malignant neoplasms in otorhinolaryngology.
AND DENTAL MEDICINE (SSD MED28, n = 1 CFU) : DENTAL MEDICINE (SSD MED28, n = 1 CFU) : Anatomy of teeth, oral tissues and maxillary bones, anatomy and physiology of mandibular movement, physiopathology of the temporo-mandibular joint, prevention and therapy of dental caries and acute/chronic parodontitis with involvement of the maxillary tissues, pathology of the oral mucosa, pathology of maxillary bones, pre-cancer dysplasia and lesions, oro-facial pain, basics of dental prosthesis and orthodontics, preventive oral care, dental traumathology.
G. Rossi, Manuale di Otorinolaringoiatria, Ed. Minerva Medica
A. Quaranta, R. Fiorella, Manuale di Otorinolaringoiatria, Ed. Mc Graw-Hill, Libri Italia s.r.l.
Del Bo, Giaccai, Grisanti, Manuale di Audiologia, Masson Editore
Assessment methods and criteria