Neonatology 1

A.Y. 2024/2025
Overall hours
MED/20 MED/34 MED/38 MED/45
Learning objectives
-To acquire the knowledge related to the mechanisms that regulate adaptation to extrauterine life;
- To acquire knowledge on the main functional characteristics of the healthy and sick newborn;
- To acquire knowledge on the main neonatal diseases and their therapeutic approach;
- To develop knowledge related to maternal breastfeeding for women and children, in the short and long term;
- Training in the protection, promotion and support of breastfeeding during healthcare (practical management and breastfeeding counseling);
- To know the main neonatal surgical diseases and their therapeutic approach;
- To acquire an adequate knowledge of the main rehabilitative interventions related to the most frequent developmental age disabilities;
- Activate and support the residual abilities during the developmental stage to promote adaptation to the disease-related limitations and to the modification of lifestyles;
- To acquire the knowledge and methods to manage nursing care (from data collection to the evaluation of evidence-based actions and the result) to the newborn with family involvement, which presents with biophysiological, pathophysiological, psychological and socio-cultural symptoms and signs related to critical states of the newborn (term newborn and preterm with/without pathology);
- To know and apply tools for assessing the clinical conditions of the newborn (eg pain, respiratory distress);
- To develop manual skills to train students in the therapeutic and diagnostic procedures, according to planned interventions and actions based on standards and scientific evidence (Professional Laboratory 2);
- To apply data collection methods for the identification of nursing care needs related to acute and chronic illnesses of medical or surgical relevance of the preterm infant and to plan nursing care. Records will be based on the theoretical reference model, evaluation of actions and expected results (Professional Laboratory 2).
Expected learning outcomes
Knowledge and understanding:
- general and clinical nursing issues for the understanding of pediatric nursing's fields of intervention, clinical method leading to effective clinical approach intervention techniques and evidence supporting the decision making and the delivery of the pediatric nursing care;

Ability to apply knowledge and understanding:
- integrate the knowledge and skills stemming from the nursing discipline, from biomedical, psychological, socio-cultural and humanistic features to recognize the care needs of the newborn and the family and provide appropriate, effective and evidence-based pediatric nursing care;
- To apply the nursing care on the basis of the reference disciplinary theoretical models to assess and diagnose health status and care needs in their physical, psychological and socio-cultural dimensions, plan goals, implement and evaluate the care provided and outcomes achieved;
- To conduct a complete and systematic evaluation of data relating to the care needs of the newborn to facilitate growth, development and adaptation in health promotion, maintenance and recovery;
- To analyze and accurately interpret the data collected through clinical reasoning;
- provide nursing care in different care settings, both in- and out- of-hospital settings
Single course

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Course syllabus and organization

Single session

General and subspecialty paediatrics
MED/38 - PAEDIATRICS - University credits: 3
Lessons: 45 hours
Lab 2
MED/45 - NURSING - University credits: 1
Lessons: 15 hours
Nursing sciences: general, clinical and paediatric
MED/45 - NURSING - University credits: 2
Lessons: 30 hours
Paediatric surgery
MED/20 - PAEDIATRIC SURGERY - University credits: 1
Lessons: 15 hours
Professor: Leva Ernesto
Physical and rehabilitation medicine
Lessons: 15 hours
Professor: Porro Matteo
Fondazione IRCCS Ca' Granda Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico Milano - Clinica Mangiagalli Via della Commenda 12, 2nd floor, Centro studi Motta"
Reception by appointment (mail to [email protected])