A.Y. 2021/2022
Overall hours
MED/38 MED/39
Learning objectives
The principal aim of the Pediatrics course is to inform students about general and specialized pediatrics. For the diseases which have been already studied in other courses, there is a special focus on specific aspects of clinical presentation, diagnosis, prevention and treatment in the pediatric age. Child Neuropsychiatry deals with the neuropsychic development of the child and the adolescent and related diseases.
Expected learning outcomes
At the end of the course the student is supposed to be able to make diagnosis hypothesis, to know the differential diagnosis, the diagnostic procedures, including laboratory diagnosis and imaging, to propose therapies for the most important diseases, including those of childhood neuropsychiatry, in the pediatric age. The student will also have to know the normal evolution of the child's psychomotor development and its main stages.
Course syllabus and organization

Single session

More specific information on the delivery modes of training activities for academic year 2021/22 will be provided over the coming months, based on the evolution of the public health situation.
Prerequisites for admission
The knowledge acquired in previous years will be useful for this course.
Assessment methods and Criteria
o The methods and criteria for assessing the student's performance are made available by the professor at the beginning of the didactic activities
o Oral exam. There are no intermediate tests.
o Sessions: an exam session for each semester(1st semester and 2nd). 2 special exam sessions are available in September and November.
o The candidate must answer to 2 open questions about the topics included in the course program.
o The knowledge of the specific topics of the course will be evaluated
o At the end of tests, the professor makes a final assessment of the student, that can include three cases:
1.the student is PASSED (the score is expressed in thirtieths, minimum score 18/30, highest score 30/30 with --honours)
2.the student is POSTPONED to the next exam date
3. the student is WITHDRAWN (The candidate has the right to withdraw from the oral exam at any time)
o The results of exams are available on the Online Services and at the place of the exam
o Books: Gian Vincenzo Zuccotti: MANUALE DI PEDIATRIA. La Pratica Clinica, casa Editrice Esculapio, 2016- Roberto MIliterni. Neuropsichiatria infantile sesta edizione Idelson Gnocchi 2020
General and subspecialty paediatrics
Course syllabus
- Assessment of the newborn infant
- Neonatal abdominal surgical problems
- Breastfeeding
- Weaning
- Physiology and pathology of growth
- Pubertal pathology
- Adrenal pathology
- Thyroid pathology
- Diabetes
- Obesity
- Exanthematous diseases
- Asthma
- Respiratory infections
- Cystic fibrosis
- Tuberculosis
- Lymphadenopathies
- Hepatitis
- Fever and Fever of unknown origin
- Meningitis
- Schonlein Henoch purpura
- Rheumatic disease
- Juvenile idiopathic arthritis
- Metabolic diseases
- Congenital heart disease
- Anemia, thrombocytopenia and leukemias
- Acute diarrhea
- Chronic diarrhea
- Nephrotic syndrome
- Hemolytic uremic syndrome
- Urinary tract infection
- Vaccinations
- Development of the immune system
- Immunodeficiencies
Teaching methods
Frontal lectures
Clinical cases
Teaching Resources
· Gian Vincenzo Zuccotti: MANUALE DI PEDIATRIA. La Pratica Clinica, casa Editrice Esculapio, 2016 Roberto MIliterni.
Child neuropsychiatry
Course syllabus
Normal Development
-Cerebral palsy
-Neuromuscolar diseases
-Autism spectrum disorder
-Anorexia and eating disorders
-Adolescent psychopatology
-Intellectual disability and learning disorders.
Teaching methods
Frontal lectures
Clinical cases
Teaching Resources
· Neuropsichiatria infantile sesta edizione Idelson Gnocchi 2020
Child neuropsychiatry
MED/39 - CHILD NEUROPSYCHIATRY - University credits: 1
Lessons: 12 hours
General and subspecialty paediatrics
MED/38 - PAEDIATRICS - University credits: 5
Lessons: 60 hours