GENERAL AND SPECIALIST PEDIATRICS
Learning outcomes of the course unit
Provide students with basic and specialistic knowledge in pediatrics.
Course contents summary
Programme of the course:
The normal newborn: clinical examination and physiological adaptation
Breast-feeding and diet in the first year of life
Hearing risk factors in the newborn:
Respiratory Distress Syndrome (RDS)
Neurological diseases in the preterm newborn
Major malformation syndromes (with particular reference to hearing problems)
Hemolytic disease of the newborn
Fetal and neonatal circulation
Physiological and pathological growth
Pathophysiology and clinics of the main congenital cardiopathies
Upper respiratory tract infections.
Bronchitis and pneumonia
Diagnosis and treatment of juvenile Diabetes Mellitus
Coarctation of the aorta
Main cardiac arrhythmias in infants
Acute and chronic enteritis and malabsorption
Glomerulonephritis and nephrosis
Urinary Tract infections.
Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis
Measles, Rubella, Scarlet Fever, Mumps, Whooping Cough, Hepatitis.
Infectious mononucleosis, Meningitis and Meningoencephalitis
Physiological and pathological puberty (Precocious and late puberty, Precocious pseudopuberty)
Seizures in infants
The Pediatrics Course also includes practical exercises at the In-patient’s Ward of the Pediatrics Dept.
Nelson Essentials of Pediatrics Waldo E. Nelson (Editor), Richard E. Behrman (Editor), Robert Kliegman (Editor)