Combined Bachelor's + Master's degree in Medicine and Surgery

Neurophysiological investigations for studying sleep and sleep-related disorders  (Corso Elettivo)

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Name of lecturer
Gaetano Cantalupo
Gaetano Cantalupo
Number of ECTS credits allocated
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Language of instruction
1° semestre dal Oct 1, 2020 al Dec 23, 2020.

Lesson timetable

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Learning outcomes

The students will acquire knowledge regarding macrostructure and microstructure of sleep, its maturation from birth to adulthood, as well as the homeostatic processes regulating it. These information will be provided along with the explanation of the principal investigation methods for studying sleep available in clinical neurophysiology (such as video-polysomnography, actigraphic monitoring, multiple sleep latency test , etc. ). The students will also be given the tools to understand the diagnostic value and limitations of different methods in the study of sleep- related diseases, with particular attention to the pediatric age and the differential diagnosis between pathological and para-physiological phenomena.


Sleep organization and maturation
Electrophysiological basis of polysomnography
Sleep staging
Video-Polysomnographic features of sleep disorders

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
Cantalupo Gaetano Appunti delle lezioni  

Assessment methods and criteria

Attending at least 4/5 lectures (listed below) will serve as approval.
- 30 NOV 2020 (5.30-7.30 PM) [1/5]
- 01 DEC 2020 (5.30-7.30 PM) [2/5]
- 14 DEC 2020 (5.30-7.30 PM) [3/5]
- 15 DEC 2020 (5.30-7.30 PM) [4/5]
- 16 DEC 2020 (5.30-7.30 PM) [5/5]

Room D - floor 0, pav. 29 - ospedale donna e bambino [ospedale civile maggiore]

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