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First Semester 
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Course Curriculum CFU Length(h)


KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITY TO UNDERSTAND: the student will have to show knowledge related to the genesis of biological signals, to the typology of sensors, to the recording and acquisition modalities in the diagnostic field of polygraphy, evoked potentials and electroneurography.
APPLICATIONAL SKILLS: the student will be able to apply the theoretical knowledge acquired to recognize and distinguish in operational terms the different types of recorded signals with particular focus on the instrumental characteristics of the equipment, on artifacts and their removal and on the interpretation of traces in relation to biological signals recorded.
AUTONOMY OF JUDGEMENT: the student will be able to interpret and analyze correctly how instrumental investigations differ and vary in terms of results and therapeutic choices in the framing of central and peripheral nervous system pathologies.
COMMUNICATION SKILLS: The student will be able to explain the development and outcome of diagnostic procedures and related neurological recording modalities.
LEARNING CAPACITIES: the student will learn in practical terms the diagnostic methods that will be the subject of the second year internship in order to understand the peculiarities of each of the recording techniques.


Knowledge of topics covered in the Applied Neurophysiology 1 and Electronics and Instrumentation for Biomedical Investigations module is required.


- Organization of the laboratory in relation to the diagnostic method investigated (polygraphy, ENG, PE);
- Presentation of the instrumentation used and setting of the acquisition parameters (filters, average, sensitivity, bandwidth, noise);
- Recordings in unusual/critical conditions: role of the Neurophysiopathology Technician;
- Simulation of how diagnostic investigations are performed (polygraphy, ENG, PE);
- Clinical cases and interpretation of tracings.

Teaching Methods

Lectures with examples, guided experiences with real instrumentation aimed at the acquisition of the concepts explained with practical examples. Interactive simulations and presentation of clinical cases. Practical exercises of recording, instrument setting, recognition of artifacts and interpretation and analysis of traces.

Verification of learning

Attendance of the laboratory activity and final discussion of the topics covered.

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