84626 - Neuropathophysiology 5 (Introduction to PSG)

Academic Year 2021/2022

  • Teaching Mode: Traditional lectures
  • Campus: Bologna
  • Corso: First cycle degree programme (L) in Neurophysiopathology techniques (cod. 8482)

Learning outcomes

The students will be able to recognize the main methodologies and investigative approaches in sleep medicine.

Course contents

Physiological and pathological sleep structure.

Actigraphic recordings.

24-h sleep and wake monitorings.

Excessive daytime sleepiness evaluation.

Multiple Sleep Latency Test (MSLT).

Maintenace Wakefulness Test (MWT).

Apnea/hypopnea index; PLM index; atonia index.







Sleep Medicine Textbook, ESRS (European Sleep Research Society), 2014

Teaching methods

Lectures. Clinical case presentations on the most common sleep disorders.

Assessment methods

The final vote of the Course is obtained by an oral examination with questions on the main topics of the program.

Teaching tools

Lectures and clinical cases discussion.

Office hours

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Good health and well-being

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