1st Cycle Degree/Bachelor in Neurophysiopathology techniques

Degree programme

Programme type 1st Cycle Degree/Bachelor
Academic Year 2018/2019
Code 8482
Degree Programme Class L/SNT3 - Technical Health Professions
Years in which the programme is being held I, II, III
Type of access Restricted access
Place of teaching Bologna
Degree Programme Director Rocco Liguori
Language Italian

Admission requirements and assessment of previously acquired knowledge/competences

1. Admission requirements and assessment

This study programme has restricted access. The number of places is set annually by MIUR at national level; an entrance exam is set in the methods and on the dates set in the call for applications for the Healthcare Professions, published annually on the School website. Admission to the degree programme is subject to the possession of a five-year secondary school diploma or equivalent suitable qualification obtained abroad, or a four-year secondary school diploma and diploma for the relative supplementary year, or, where no longer active, admitted students will be assigned additional learning requirements.

Applicants shall also demonstrate the knowledge and competences defined annually by ministerial decree for the entrance exams to degree programmes with nationally restricted access.

The number of places, entrance exam date, contents and selection methods are published annually in the relative call for applications.

2. Assessment of basic knowledge

The knowledge and competence requirements for admission are deemed to be met by applicants who obtain the following scores in the entrance exam:

for students in the quota of Italian, EU and equivalent nationals: 20;

for students in the quota of non-EU citizens resident abroad, as laid down in the laws in force: 5.

The entrance exams will be held by 31 January of each year.

3. Additional learning requirements and assessment

Enrolled students who did not obtain the minimum score in the entrance exam will be assigned the following Additional Learning Requirements ("OFA"), which must be completed during the first year of the programme:

Basic Medical Knowledge.

The Additional Learning Requirements are deemed to have been passed when students pass the exam in: Physics, Computer Science and Statistics.

Students not completing the requirements by the date set by the Academic Bodies and published on the University portal will be required to re-enrol to the first year of the programme as repeating students.

4. Exemption of assessment of basic knowledge

Only applicants having obtained the credits indicated in the following subject areas in previous studies will be exempted from sitting the entrance exam:

- Subject area FIS/07 (Physics Applied to Cultural Heritage, the Environment, Biology and Medicine): 2 CFU

- Subject area BIO/13 (Applied Biology): 2 CFU

For students from the previous degree system under D.M. 509/99, exemption will be approved if they have passed at least one exam relating to the knowledge covered by the aforementioned subject areas.

Applicants to whom this clause refers should apply for exemption when submitting their application to the Student Administration Office.

Specific learning outcomes of the Programme

Graduates from the degree programme in Neurophysiopathology Techniques will possess the knowledge, skills and abilities to exercise the profession of Neurophysiopathology technician.

For this outcome, students must demonstrate their ability to:

- Manage technical and diagnostic procedures for the acquisition and processing of electro-physiological and ultrasound data following scientific evidence and guidelines;

- Assess the quality of the applied procedure to check that it corresponds to the examination needs;

- Manage technical and diagnostic procedures and produce descriptive technical reports;

- Establish professional communication with users and colleagues;

- Ensure the comfort, safety and privacy of users during examinations;

- Act responsibly towards users and the service, adopting professional behaviour compliant with ethical principles and the code of conduct;

- Collaborate with doctors, colleagues and all staff to assure the optimal operation of the service, helping to solve organisational problems;

- Research the best scientific evidence to study areas of uncertainty or improve their own professional practice;

- Be proficient in the English language, to exchange instructions and information within their specific field of competency.

Programme profile

Year 1

Provides knowledge of biophysics, biomedicine and basic hygiene and prevention, the fundamentals of professional disciplines for the acquisition of basic technical electro-neuro-physio-pathological skills.

Year 2

Investigates the pathological processes affecting the nervous system in different age groups and the diagnostic methods of neuro-physio-pathology also applied to complex contexts. Internships offer practical experience of different working contexts, in which students are able to experiment the acquired knowledge and techniques.

Year 3

Further studies neuro-physio-pathological examinations applied to invasive, experimental neurophysiological studies and research. During the internship, in complex organisational situations, students will acquire both technical neuro-physiological skills in professional practice and group working skills, as well as increasing professional autonomy and responsibility.

Knowledge is acquired through lectures, professional laboratory exercises, seminars, internships under the supervision of a tutor, as well as personal study (library, databases) of the subjects included in the curriculum.

Course units are divided into modules delivered through lectures, classroom and laboratory exercises. Learning outcomes are assessed through progress tests and self-assessment, and a final oral, practical or written exam for each course unit, for which credits are awarded.

The learning areas are:

Basic Preparatory Sciences

Care & Assistance


Applied Technologies.

Access to further study

It gives access to second cycle studies (laurea specialistica / magistrale) and master universitario di primo livello.

Career opportunities

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