Bachelor's degree in Speech and Language Therapy (to qualify as a speech and language therapist)

Audiological and Communication Sciences (2020/2021)

Course code
4S006057
Credits
8
Coordinator
Anna Maria Rosa Aragno

Teaching is organised as follows:
Unit Credits Academic sector Period Academic staff
LOGOPEDIA GENERALE 2 MED/50-APPLIED MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY AND METHODOLOGY LOGO 1^ anno - 1^semestre Anna Cinì
FISICA ACUSTICA 2 FIS/07-APPLIED PHYSICS LOGO 1^ anno - 1^semestre Sheila Veronese
SEMEIOTICA DELLA COMUNICAZIONE E DEL LINGUAGGIO 2 M-FIL/05-PHILOSOPHY AND THEORY OF LANGUAGE LOGO 1^ anno - 1^semestre Anna Maria Rosa Aragno
AUDIOLOGIA 2 MED/32-AUDIOLOGY LOGO 1^ anno - 1^semestre Anna Maria Rosa Aragno

Syllabus

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MM: LOGOPEDIA GENERALE
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-History of speech therapy in Italy and abroad -More representative organs -nosological code -Core competence and core curriculum - Speech therapy evaluation, interview, functional profile and logopedic balance - Verbal and non-verbal communication: theories and approaches
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MM: FISICA ACUSTICA
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Double mode lessons: face to face and remotely. INTRODUCTORY CONCEPTS: uniform circular motion, harmonic motion. THE SOUND: the speed of propagation, the acoustic Ohm's law. Introduction of the concepts of sound pressure, sound intensity and sound power. Identification of links between sound intensity and power and between pressure and sound power. Introduction of the concept of sound density. DEFINITION OF SOUND LEVELS. Logarithms and their properties. Definition of loudness. THE SPREAD OF SOUND: 1- IN FREE FIELD The presence of obstacles: introduction of the concepts of reflection, refraction and diffraction. Resonance definition. The outdoor sound propagation. Attenuation phenomena of sound level. Effects of directivity of the source. Description of the Doppler effect. 2. INDOOR Reverberation definition ACOUSTIC BAND ANALYSIS ACOUSTIC PSYCHOPHYSICS: definition of loudness. Introduction of the physiological effects produced by noise. EAR PHYSICS: introduction of concepts of physics and electronics on the pinna, the external ear canal, the middle ear and the inner ear. Definition of action potentials, with their properties. PHYSICS OF SPEECH: description of a sounding board. Introduction of Bernoulli effect. BIONIC HEARING: definition. Description of the main bionic subsidies and of their sound processing mechanisms for middle and inner ear. Hearing aids. Implantable hearing aids. Cochlear implants. Auditory brainstem implants.
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MM: SEMEIOTICA DELLA COMUNICAZIONE E DEL LINGUAGGIO
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Syllabus The following concepts will be discussed: ➢ Linguistic and communicative competence ➢Communication: definition, parameters and degrees of sophistication, the communication channel definition ➢Verbal and nonverbal communication, proxemics, the haptic, the suprasegmental traits. ➢Anatomical and physiological basis of speech and language: ° Input mechanisms: the parameters of auditory perception, the acoustic optimization process. ° CNS and cortical areas of language. The hemispheric dominance, brain plasticity, the critical periods. ° Output mechanisms: the phono-articulatory organs.
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MM: AUDIOLOGIA
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Syllabus Anatomy and physiology of outer, middle and inner ear • Eardrum-ossicular dynamic and tubal functionality • Cochlear physiology: movement of the endo-cochlear liquids; basilar membrane vibration; ciliated cells; mechanical -electrical transduction • Physiology of the auditory nerve pathways: auditory nerve; central auditory system; perception system • The binaural hearing • Otologic symptoms: hearing loss, tinnitus, ear pain, otorrhea. • Hearing loss classification • Hearing loss causes in children and adults • Newborn screening • Social, cognitive and linguistic consequences of childhood deafness • Presbycusis • Communication in the old age; psycho-social aspects of presbycusis

Assessment methods and criteria

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MM: LOGOPEDIA GENERALE
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the exam will be in writing
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MM: FISICA ACUSTICA
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Remote examination, via Zoom link.
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MM: SEMEIOTICA DELLA COMUNICAZIONE E DEL LINGUAGGIO
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The exam consists of a written test based on open-ended questions. In response questions, it is required the ability to match the synthesis and clarity. Each of the open questions is evaluated from 0 to 10 points, according to: a) relevance of the answer b) ability to synthesize c) properties of language
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MM: AUDIOLOGIA
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The exam consists of a written test based on open-ended questions. In response questions, it is required the ability to match the synthesis and clarity. Each of the open questions is evaluated from 0 to 10 points, according to: a) relevance of the answer b) ability to synthesize c) properties of language

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
Oskar Schindler “La voce. Fisiologia patologia clinica e terapia” omega 2010
De Campora - Pagnini Otorinolaringoiatria Elsevier 2014
Giorgio Valdes Fisica generale con applicazioni alla medicina (Edizione 2) Esculapio 2015 8874889208
autori vari Manuale di Otorinolaringoiatria Piccin 2010
Rossi Trattato di otorinolaringoiatria (Edizione 6) Minerva Medica 1997




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