Learning outcomes of the course unit
The student must acquire information necessary to:
evaluate the normal phases of physical growth in healthy children and adolescents;
the most frequent pediatric pathologies including infective and cardiovascular diseases; recognize pathologies in children and adolescents that require the intervention of a specialist.
The exam may be taken after
- all exames of the first 5 propedeutic semesters;
- Semeiotica e Metodologia Clinica;
- Medicina di Laboratorio;
- Diagnostica per Immagini.
Course contents summary
Fetal and neonatal circulation. Physiology and clinical aspects of the most common congenital cardiopathies. Myocardiopathy. Persistent ostium primum. Coarctation of the aorta. Interatrial and interventricular communication. Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. Rickets. Acute and chronic enteritis and malabsorption. Glomerulonephritis and nephrosis. Rheumatoid arthritis. Rheumatic fever. Leucosis and the most common solid tumors in childhood. Infectious and exanthematic diseases. Obligatory and suggested vaccinations. Battered child syndrome. Urinary tract infections. Physiologic and pathologic growth (primary and secondary growth deficiencies, growth hormone deficit). Physiologic and pathologic puberty (precocious and delayed puberty, precocious pseudopuberty). Sexual differentiation: physiology and pathology of congenital adrenal hyperplasia. Thyroid diseases.
-“Nelson TEXTBOOK of PEDIATRICS” R.E. Berhrman, R.M. Kliegman, H.B. Jensen,16th edition, Philadelphia, USA, WB Saunders Company
-“Pediatria Generale e Specialistica” Careddu, Castello, Giuffrè et al., Casa Editrice Ambrosiana. Ed. 2002
-“Manuale di Pediatria” A.M. Rudolph, R.K. Kamei, K.J. Overby, 3rd Ed., McGraw Hill Companies, New York, USA
Frontal and interactive lessons
SSD Med/38: M. Vanelli (Coordinator), S. Bernasconi, G. Bevilacqua, U. Squarcia, A. Agnetti, G.L. DeAngelis, G. Grzincich, C. Magnani, R. Virdis, E. Volante, A. Ammenti, C. Caffarelli, N. Carano, L. Ghizzoni, C. Volta