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Course Curriculum CFU Length(h)
[40/39]  MEDICINE AND SURGERY [39/00 - Ord. 2015]  PERCORSO COMUNE 11 140


The course aims to provide students with the theoretical bases of the main diseases of the organs of the head and neck and to provide medical treatment and diagnostic capabilities of Otorhinolaryngological and Dental diseases with special reference to major: dental caries and its complications, diseases of the periodontium, traumas of face, inflammatory diseases of the upper respiratory tract and its complications, benign and malignant neoplasms of the oral cavity, pharynx and larynx, outer and middle ear disease, vertiginous syndromes, inflammatory and neoplastic lesions of the salivary glands. In addition, the student must learn the essentials in anatomy, Physiology and pathology of the Visual apparatus. During training students gain the ability to apply and interpret the main diagnostic techniques of the most common oral diseases, upper respiratory tract, ear, vestibular apparatus and of the Visual apparatus.


From the point of view of integrated preparatory course, are considered indispensable knowledge of: Embryology and Anatomy of the head and neck (face, jaw, ear, nasal cavity, paranasal sinuses, pharynx, larynx, orbital cavity, eyes), pharmacology, general pathology and pathological anatomy.


DENTISTRY: Oral Anatomy; The deciduous and permanent teeth, dental formula, tooth eruption; Dental anomalies; Dental inclusions; Third molar and periodontal desease;Oral hygiene, plaque collection; Preventing fluoride and sealants; Pathophysiology of deciduous teeth; Dental caries and complications; Radiographs: OPT, Teleradiography, Intraoral-Rx; Pulpitis; Periodontal diseases; Dentoalveolar trauma; General information on dental implants; Malocclusion and orthodontic therapy; focal odontogenic infection.
MAXILLOFACIAL SURGERY: cranio-maxillofacial Trauma: emergency in maxillofacial Traumatology; Fractures of the mandible, maxilla, nasal pyramid and orbito-zygomatic complex. Cystic lesions of the jaws. Bisphosphonates related osteonecrosis of JAWS. Salivary gland tumors. Odontogenic tumors. Oral Squamous Cell Carcinoma.
OTOLARYNGOLOGY: outer ear disease; Acute ear infections and complications; Otitis and complications; Pharyngo-tonsillitis and acute and chronic complications; Vestibular disorders; Otosclerosis; Rinosinusali polyposis and sinusitis; Benign and malignant tumors of the larynx; Oral and Pharynx tumors; Parotid and submandibular swelling; Laryngeal nerve disorders; Urgencies and emergencies in Ent: Acute respiratory failure; Tracheotomy; Epistaxis; Maxillary and Nasopharynx Tumors.
AUDIOLOGY AND PHONIATRICS: tonal Audiometry, Speech, Automatic and Objective audiometry: Evoked potentials, Semi-objective audiometry: conditioned reflexes (C.O.R.); Transmissional, sensorineural and mixed hearing loss; Sudden deafness and noise-induced hearing loss; Acoustic Neuroma; Notions of Phoniatrics: Dysphonias, dislalie; Dysarthria.
VISUAL APPARATUS DISEASES: Anatomy of the Visual apparatus: Embryology and descriptive Anatomy of the eyeball and appendages, circulation and innervation of the eye membranes. Physiology of the Visual: Visual function; Luminous sense; Contrast sensitivity; Visual acuity; Extraocular muscle Physiology; Binocular and stereoscopic vision; Accommodation. SEMIOLOGY of the ocular moucos membrane: inspection of the ocular moucos membrane and appendages; Pupillary semiology; Ophthalmoscopy; Retinoscopy; Tonometry; Campimetry. EYELIDS DISEASES: eyelids disease classification; Motility disorders of the eyelids: Blepharospasm, Ptosis, lagophthalmos; Altered position of the eyelid edges: entropion, ectropion. Blepharitis; Eyelid tumors; Palpebral injuries. CONJUNCTIVAL DISEASES: classification of conjunctival diseases; Conjunctivitis. LACRIMAL GLAND DISEASES; CORNEAL and SCLERA DISEASES: congenital Abnormalities; inflammatory; degenerative diseases. UVEAL DISEASES: inflammatory processes; Tumors. LENS DISEASES: Cataracts. Glaucoma: Acute and simple chronic glaucoma; congenital defect; secondary glaucoma; Glaucoma therapy. DEFECTS Of REFRACTION And Accommodation DISORDERS: Farsightedness; Myopia; Astigmatism; Correction of defects of refraction; Anisometropic amblyopia; Presbyopia. RETINAL DISEASES: classification of retinopathy; Diabetic retinopathy and retinal angiosclerostis; Retinal detachment; Retinal degenerations; Retinal tumors. OPTIC TRACT AND OPTIC NERVE DISEASE: optic neuritis; Vascular papillary edema; mechanical inflammatory; Optic Atrophies; Emianopsie; Chiasmatic syndrome. ORBITAL DISEASE: Exophthalmos. OCULAR MOTILITY DISORDERS: concurrent and paralytic Strabismus; Amblyopia.

Teaching Methods

Theoretical lessons with the Power Point presentation. Practical exercises (visits and participations in outpatient clinics on the patient) in the departments of ENT, Ophthalmology and Dentistry of University Hospital. Participation in the surgical activity.

Verification of learning

Oral examination and occasional written tests with multiple choice questions (tests in itinere) Vote expressed in thirtieths.


Dentistry: F. Gombos – R. Serpico “Clinica Odontoiatrica e Stomatologica”. Piccin Editor

More Information

Reference addresses C.I. Coordinator: Prof. Garau Valentino – San Giovanni di Dio Hospital – Tel. 070/6092130 mail: garauvalentino@medicina.unica.it
Office hours reception with direct appointment or by Mail at the Office Via San Giorgio- second floor.

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