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MEP4068114, A.A. 2017/18

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Degree course 6 years single cycle degree in
ME1730, Degree course structure A.Y. 2014/15, A.Y. 2017/18
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 6.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination ANESTESIOLOGY
Department of reference Department of Neurosciences
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction Italian

Teacher in charge GASTONE ZANETTE MED/41

Integrated course for this unit
Course unit code Course unit name Teacher in charge

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Core courses MED/41 Anaesthesiology 6.0

Course unit organization
Period First semester
Year 4th Year

Type of hours Credits Teaching
Hours of
Individual study
Lecture 6.0 42 108.0 No turn

Start of activities 02/10/2017
End of activities 19/01/2018
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2017 course timetable

Examination board
Examination board not defined


Common characteristics of the Integrated Course unit

Prerequisites: Basic knowlwdge regarding physiology, anatomy, pharmacology and psychology.
Target skills and knowledge: To provide the student with information and techniques useful to:
- learn the patient clinical evaluation and the perioperative risk determination, also by the development of an interdisciplinary approach to the patient;
- learn how to provide adequate information to the patient, based on the actual scientific knowledge, to get the informed consent by the patient;
- have knowledge of the techniques for the pain and anxiety control during the dental treatment;
- have knowledge of the more frequent medical emergencies in the dental office and be competent to perform the actual practice of BLS-D;
- know the one's own limits in the patient assistance and to have the capacity to refer the patient to the proper medical advice;
- evaluate the scientific litterature and to apply the research results to the clinical setting.
Examination methods: Front lessons with the aid of multimedial techniques (slides, movies, practical demonstrations on mannequins, etc.) and practical demonstrations.
Written examination on multiple choice questions.
Oral examination upon student's request
Assessment criteria: Evaluation of the knowledge of topics covered in class and of the student's skill to apply them to clinical practice.

Specific characteristics of the Module

Course unit contents: The "Anestesiologia" teaching's main aim is to provide the students the knowledge useful to perform an effective perioperative patient evaluation, to plan an effective perioperative treatment of anxiety and pain, to prevent the medical emergencies most frequent in the dental office, to treat emergencies by BLS-D.
Full program:
1)Introduction and definition of specific topics: anaesthesia, analgesia, general anaesthesia, regional anaesthesia, local anaesthesia, dental anaesthesia.
2)The perioperative evaluation of patient and their risk.
3)Information to the patient and the informed consent.
4)Anxiety in dentistry: evaluation of the patient's anxiety, iatrosedation, hypnosis, pharmacological anxiolysis, the nitrous oxide.
5)The venipuncture and the intravenous administration of drugs.
6)Monitoring in dentistry.
7)The medical emergencies in dentistry: introduction, definitions, epidemiology, clinical pictures of the more frequent medical emergencies. The BLS-D.
8)The regional anaesthesia: drugs, instruments, local anaesthesia techniques.
9)The perioperative pain in dentistry.
10)Electronic Dental Analgesia (EDA).
11) Deep sedation and general anaesthesia in dentistry.
12) Holistic dentistry, it is possible?
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: Frontal lesson with the use of slides, movies, Internet;
skill practice on mannequine and other simulation scenarios;
workshop on therapeutical techniques (e.g. N2O/O2 inhalation by students to experience the relative analgesia technique). Discussion about clinical cases. Practice on the mannequin and at the dental chair.
Additional notes about suggested reading: It is essential to pay attention to the lessons, because most of the information needed for the examination will be given during the lessons.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • G. Manani, E. Facco, G. Zanette,, Anestesia in Odontoiatria ed Emergenze. Napoli: Idelson-Gnocchi, 2011. III° edizione Cerca nel catalogo
  • S.Malamed, Medical Emergencies in the Dental Office. USA: Mosby, 2000. 5° Ed Cerca nel catalogo
  • S. Malamed, Sedation: a guide to patient management. USA: Mosby, 2003. 4° Ed. Cerca nel catalogo