Learning outcomes of the course unit
Give basic information on normal and abnormal growth to students who might be involved with children and adolescents during their work, with particular attention to the obesity and eating disorders problems.
Basic knowledge of human anatomy and physiology.
Basic knowledge of statistics
Course contents summary
Growth models and growth charts
Normal prenatal growth and small for gestational age children
Normal postnatal growth
Normal pubertal development
Obesity: a worldwide epidemics of this century
Abnormal growth and puberty: hints for differential diagnosis
I. Nicoletti "Auxologia normale e patologica" Edizioni Centro Studi Auxologici Firenze
Tteaching aids (papers, slides) given by the teacher concerning the single lesson
The oral lesson is informal and interactive.
The oral examination is comprehensive of in itinere evaluation