Scheda insegnamento

Anno Accademico 2021/2022

Conoscenze e abilità da conseguire

Recognize the morphologic and molecular features of head and neck diseases, and correlate them with their clinical presentation.


The course will focus on the pathological aspects of Head and Neck diseases.

An introduction to the basic anatomic features of the Head and Neck district will be followed by a discussion of the most common head and Neck disorders, including:

- Oral potentially malignant disorders & oral epithelial dysplasia

- Tumours of the oral cavity and mobile tongue, of the oropharynx (base of tongue)

- Tumours of the nasal cavity, paranasal sinuses, nasopharynx

- Tumours of salivary glands

-Odontogenic and non-odontogenic developmental cysts and Odontogenic and maxillofacial bone tumours

-Principal diseases and tumours of the ear

-Principal diseases and tumours of the eyes.


Robbins & Cotran Pathologic Basis of Disease, 10th Edition Authors : Vinay Kumar & Abul K. Abbas & Jon C. Aster

WHO: Tumours of the head and Neck, 4th ed.

Metodi didattici

Being an integrated course, the exam includes a test for each of the 7 modules: all the tests must be carried out and passed in the same appeal; the insufficiency of a single test leads to the repetition of the entire exam in one of the subsequent appeals.

With regard to the method of the exam, it is depending on the evolution of the COVID pandemic: it will take place both in person and by distance. The student can choose which of the two tests to enroll in Alma Esami.

In the written test (70 minutes), to establish the final mark, since each of the 7 modules has 1 CFU, the sum of the individual votes will be made and the mark will be defined in thirtieths with a mathematical equation. Praise will be given if all 7 individual tests are error-free.

In case of an oral examination, the student will be submitted a question for each module and every teacher will give a mark in thirtieths that added to the others will determine the final result by means of an arithmetic average.

If the connection during the remote test will be interrupted for reasons not dependent on the teachers, the test cannot be recovered and the exam will be considered entirely failed.

The student will receive the mark on Alma Esami; it will be reported by e-mail and the student can possibly refuse the vote within 48 hours by communicating it by email to Prof. Ferri; otherwise it will be tacitly accepted and will then be recorded.

The test of Otorhinolaryngology will consist of ten multiple choice questions. Sufficiency is achieved with at least 6 exact answers

Modalità di verifica e valutazione dell'apprendimento

Blended Synchronous Learning - Lectures with Power Point Presentations

Strumenti a supporto della didattica

pdf files of the power point presentations distributed through the platform virtuale.unibo.it

Orario di ricevimento

Consulta il sito web di Sofia Asioli