70997 - Insomnia and Hypersomnia

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

Good health and well-being

Academic Year 2021/2022

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


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