70996 - Physiological Sleep. Classification, Sleep Disturbs and Diagnostic Procedures. Breath Sleeping Disturbs

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  • Teacher Federica Provini

  • Credits 1

  • SSD MED/26

  • Teaching Mode Traditional lectures

  • Language Italian

  • Campus of Bologna

  • Degree Programme 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)

Academic Year 2022/2023

Learning outcomes

The students will be able to recognize all the most important sleep-disorders, understanding their physiopathology, ethiology, main clinical features and treatment.

Course contents

Normal human sleep

Sleep mechanisms and physiology

Human circadian timing system and sleep-wake regulation

Sleep-breathing disorders

Techniques for identifying sleep disorders

Internationa classification of sleep disorders 





American Academy of Sleep Medicine. International classification of sleep disorders (ICSD-3): diagnostic and coding manual. 3rd ed. 2014. www.aasm.org

Sudhansu Chokroverty. Sleep Disorders Medicine. Basic Science, Technical Considerations and Clinical Aspects

Fourth Edition, Springer 2017

Sudhansu Chokroverty, Luigi Ferini-Strambi. Oxford Texbook of Sleep Disorders. Oxford University Press 2017

Principles and Practice of Sleep Medicine, Sixth Edition 2017

Teaching methods

Lectures. Clinical cases and video-polysomnograhic findings presentations.

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. Clinical cases and video-polysomnographic recordings presentations.

Office hours

See the website of Federica Provini