Maternal and child medicine

A.Y. 2019/2020
4
Max ECTS
40
Overall hours
SSD
MED/38 MED/39 MED/40
Language
Italian
Learning objectives
The course aims to provide students with indications on nutritional and dietary principles in healthy children with acute and / or chronic pathology. Stages of life considered: from premature to full-term newborns, from neonatal age to school age and adolescence. Particular attention to the first year of life. Promotion of breastfeeding. Critical approach to dietary recommendations in children.
Diet therapy in: inborn errors of metabolism, celiac disease, cystic fibrosis.
The course also aims to assess the needs during pregnancy and lactation.
Expected learning outcomes
At the end of the course the student must demonstrate to be able to:
- assess the nutritional status of the subject in question, to define the contributions and needs with respect to the underlying pathology.
- set up a program for food prevention and a healthy lifestyle for pregnant women and nursing mothers.
- set up a program of food prevention and correct lifestyle in the child in the various stages of growth.
- Correctly set up and manage dietary-therapeutic interventions in pediatric age.
Course syllabus and organization

Unique edition

Prerequisites for admission
Nutrition principles in physiology: concept of nutritional needs and metabolism of the main nutrients (micro and macro).
Assessement methods and criteria
During the examination the student will be required to demonstrate skills regarding: how to evaluate the nutritional status of the child, such as nutritional schemes and dietary patterns to advise for prevention, according to age groups; nutritional principles for the treatment of the main food-related diseases of the child, elaboration of specific diets for some pathologies.

Oral and written exam.

The mark will be expressed in thirtieths.
Pediatria generale e specialistica
Course syllabus
- Breastfeeding: modality, epidemiology and social consequences
- breast milk substitutes (general outline)
- Complementary feeding
- Nutritional intakes from 2 to 18 years: energy and macronutrients intakes
- Dietary patterns and lifestyles
- Diet in some gastrointestinal diseases (including acute and chronic diarrhea, malabsorption syndromes)
- The diet in cystic fibrosis.
- Malnutrition: in excess and in defect
- Eating disorders
- The dietetic treatment of the main inborn errors of metabolism
Teaching methods
face to face lessons and practical sessions
Bibliography
Slides proiettate durante le lezioni.
Modern Nutrition in Health & Disease (Shils) 11 edition Lippincott Williams
Neuropsichiatria infantile
Course syllabus
- Role of dietitian in team.
- Neuropsychiatric approach to child, classification system, normal development
- Eating disorders in childhood : 0-5 years old, 6-10 years old
- Eating disorders in adolescence
- Valuation of video registered meal .
- Eating disorders in adolescence and adult: similarities and specificity of childhood
- Aspecific eating disorders: in autistic child, mental deley, and neurological problems
Teaching methods
face to face lessons and practical sessions
Bibliography
Slides proiettate durante le lezioni.
Modern Nutrition in Health & Disease (Shils) 11 edition Lippincott Williams
Ginecologia e ostetricia
Course syllabus
- The menstrual cycle and its regulation;
- Fertilization and implantation;
- Placentation and growth of the fetus;
- Changes in the organism of the pregnant woman;
- Nutrition in pregnancy;
- Nutrition in pregnancy and infectious diseases;
- Obesity and women's health;
- Diabetes in pregnancy;
- Nutrition in menopause.
Teaching methods
face to face lessons and practical sessions
Bibliography
Slides proiettate durante le lezioni.
Modern Nutrition in Health & Disease (Shils) 11 edition Lippincott Williams
Ginecologia e ostetricia
MED/40 - OBSTETRICS AND GYNAECOLOGY - University credits: 1
Lessons: 10 hours
Professor: Marconi Anna Maria
Neuropsichiatria infantile
MED/39 - CHILD NEUROPSYCHIATRY - University credits: 1
Lessons: 10 hours
Professor: Cantini Fortunata
Pediatria generale e specialistica
MED/38 - PAEDIATRICS - University credits: 2
Lessons: 20 hours