02367 - Otorhinolaryngology (L-Z)

Academic Year 2021/2022

  • Teaching Mode: Traditional lectures
  • Campus: Bologna
  • Corso: Single cycle degree programme (LMCU) in Medicine and Surgery (cod. 8415)

Learning outcomes

After completing this module, the student knows the major otorhinolaryngoiatric diseases occurring in the pediatric and adult ages; he knows ENT pathologic variations during systemic disorders and cranio-facial pathologies; he knows semiotics and diagnostic/therapeutic principles corresponging to the above points.

Course contents

Anatomy, physiology and semiotics of the nose and paranasal cavities. Diagnosis and therapy of the major nasal and paranasal diseases. Anatomy, physiology and semiotics of the pharynx. Diagnosis and therapy of the major pharyngeal diseases. Anatomy, physiology and semiotics of the larynx. Diagnosis and treatment of the major laryngeal pathologies. Tracheotomy. Laterocervical swelling. Facial nerve palsy. 


It is possible to improve personal knowledges with some specialistic text books such as:
- R. Albera - G. Rossi: Otorinolaringoiatria V edizione, 2021 Edizioni Minerva Medica.
- Pignataro et al "Trattato di Otorinolaringoiatria ed Audiologia". EDISES Napoli, 2012.

- M. De Vincentiis et al: Otorinolaringoiatria e Audiofonatria, Edizioni Idelson Gnocchi, 2022

Teaching methods

Lectures in presence or distance learning. Internship of Otorhinolaryngology.

Assessment methods

The exam is simultaneous for both channels, A and B. It takes place together with the remaining modules of the integrated course and includes a written test; alternatively, there is the possibility of taking the exam orally, on request. If it is not possible to take the exam in attendance, the teachers reserve the right to decide for each appeal the method of the exam. The written test is for all modules a multiple choice quiz. There are 7 questions of Audiology, 7 questions of Otolaryngology, 9 questions of Ophthalmology and 8 questions of Odontostomatological Diseases. By assigning 1 point for each exact question, the student will be able to obtain a mark of 30 and Praise if he correctly answers all the questions and consequently the mark will drop by one unit for each wrong question. Therefore the mark of 18 will coincide with 18 correct questions out of 31. The duration of the overall test is 40 minutes. Each module has to be passed; if only one is not sufficient, the exam has to be repeated entirely. Tools such as calculation aids, vocabularies, etc. cannot be used. Registration for the exam takes place online on Alma Esami. The student will receive notification of the grade on Alma Esami and may possibly reject it by sending an email to the Coordinator of the IC.

Teaching tools

Slides (Microsoft Office Power Point) and videos from PC with a video projector.

Office hours

See the website of Gian Gaetano Ferri


Good health and well-being Quality education

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