70997 - Insomnia and Hypersomnia

Academic Year 2021/2022

  • Docente: Fabio Pizza
  • Credits: 1
  • SSD: MED/26
  • Language: Italian
  • Teaching Mode: Traditional lectures
  • Campus: Bologna
  • Corso: Single cycle degree programme (LMCU) in Medicine and Surgery (cod. 8415)

    Also valid for Second cycle degree programme (LM) in Medicine and Surgery (cod. 8415)

Learning outcomes

The student will learn how to diagnose different sleep disorders and how to choose appropriatediagnostic tests for differential diagnosis.

The learned skills will be useful in the clinical setting of general and specialized medicine.

Course contents

- Daytime sleepiness: from a physiological to a pathological condition

- Tools to study excessive daytime sleepiness

- Hypersomnias of central origin: classification, disorders, and differential diagnosis

- Insomnia: classification, disorders, and differential diagnosis


- International Classification of Sleep Disorders, third edition (2014), American Academy of Sleep Medicine

Teaching methods


Assessment methods

Multiple choice test and/or oral

Teaching tools


Office hours

See the website of Fabio Pizza


Good health and well-being

This teaching activity contributes to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals of the UN 2030 Agenda.