Obstetrics, gynecology and pediatrics

A.Y. 2020/2021
Overall hours
MED/38 MED/40
Learning objectives
The course of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Pediatrics aims at living students the fundamental notions for the care of women, mothers and infants and children. In particular, the course of Obstetrics and Gynecology aims at acquainting the student with the varied aspects of medical care for women, with emphasis on acquiring the basic skills of gynecology and obstetrics. The course of Pediatrics course aims at training students about common conditions of newborns, children and adolescents as well as less common but important chronic conditions in these age groups.
Expected learning outcomes
Students are expected to gain knowledge on:
-the physiology of the woman in the various phases of life
-the physiopathology of the main diseases of the various phases of women's life, including pregnancy
At the end of the course, the student should have gained experience in many aspects of pediatric clinical specialties, including, but not limited to:
-pediatric infectious diseases, gastroenterology, hepatology, allergology, pneumology; neurology, rheumatology, endocrinology, nephrology, hematology and oncology
- pediatric nutrition; genetics and metabolic diseases.
Course syllabus and organization

Single session

Lectures will still take place in classreoom; if the students can't reach the building we might consider alternative ways.
Prerequisites for admission
To take the Translational Cardiovascular Medicine and Surgery exam, students must have already passed all the exams of the first and second year (Fundamentals of Basic Sciences, Cells, Molecules and Genes 1 and 2, Human Body, Functions and Mechanisms of Diseases).
OBSTETRICS AND GYNECOLOGY: students must review the reproductive physiology from the Functions course
PEDIATRICS: students must review the physiology of growth from the Functions course
Assessment methods and Criteria
Students' evaluation will be assessed with oral examinations focused on the topics developed during the course. The "Obstetric & Gynecology" and the "Pediatrics" modules of the exam will be organized in different dates. Once passed, the mark obtained in one module is valid until the students complete the exam with the other module. The final mark is the average of mark obtained in the two modules.
The exam is deemed to be passed successfully if the final grade is equal to or higher than 18/30. In the event of a full grade (30/30) honors (lode) may be granted with the consent of all the professors.
Registration to the exam through SIFA is mandatory.
Obstetrics, gynecology
Course syllabus
Session 1. Pelvic anatomy
Session 2. The female physiology
Session 3. Abnormal uterine (genital) bleeding
Session 4. Inflammatory diseases
Session 5. Reproductive endocrinology
Session 6. Acute and chronic pelvic pain
Session 7. Pelvic masses
Session 8. Menopause
Session 9. Urogynecology
Session 10. Cervical cancer
Session 11. Endometrial cancer
Session 12. Ovarian cancer
Session 1. Antenatal care
Session 2. Early pregnancy assessment
Session 3. Maternal-fetal medicine 1
Session 4. Maternal-fetal medicine 2
Session 5. Physiology of labor and delivery
Session 6. Abnormal labor and delivery
Teaching methods
Lectures, Case studies, Clinical examination. Practical activities will be used, through simulation or in the ward, to consolidate technical and soft knowledge and skills developed during frontal lectures.
Teaching Resources
· Beckmann and Ling's Obstetrics and Gynecology, Wolters Kluwer
Course syllabus
Lecture - Introduction to pediatric medicine (1)
Lecture - Introduction to pediatric medicine (2)
Lecture - Vaccine-preventable diseases
Lecture - Breastfeeding and nutrition in pediatric age
Lecture - Approach to the newborn and neonatal screening
Lecture - Approach to premature newborn
Lecture - Congenital Infections
Lecture - Infantile Viral Exanthems
Lecture - Pediatric nephrology
Lecture - Upper respiratory tract infections
Lecture - Allergic diseases
Lecture - Congenital cardiopathies
Seminar - Inherited metabolic diseases
Seminar - Nutritional Evaluation & Metabolic Syndrome
Lecture - Neurologic development and mental delay
Lecture - Pediatric rheumatology
Lecture - Pediatric endocrinology
Lecture - Common neurologic signs and symptoms
Lecture - Lower respiratory tract infections and tuberculosis
Lecture - Genetic diseases
Seminar - Pediatric hepatology
Lecture - Medical and surgical emergencies
Lecture - Lymphadenopathy and splenomegaly in children
Lecture - Primary and secondary immunodeficiencies
Lecture - Central nervous system infections
Lecture - Acute diarrhea
Seminar - Chronic diarrhea
Seminar - Vomiting in children
Seminar - Intestinal parasites
Seminar/Lecture - Pediatric hematology and oncology
Teaching methods
Lectures, Case studies, Clinical examination. Practical activities will be used, through simulation or in the ward, to consolidate technical and soft knowledge and skills developed during frontal lectures.
Teaching Resources
· Nelson Textbook of Pediatrics, Elsevier (also available as ebook in the library system of the university)
Obstetrics, gynecology
MED/40 - OBSTETRICS AND GYNAECOLOGY - University credits: 5
Lessons: 60 hours
MED/38 - PAEDIATRICS - University credits: 5
Lessons: 60 hours