Postgraduate Specialisation in Paediatrics

General and Specialistic Pediatrics 1 - DIDATTICA FRONTALE

Course code
4S002131
Name of lecturers
Franco Antoniazzi, Andrea Bordugo, Milena Brugnara, Claudio Maffeis
Number of ECTS credits allocated
4
Academic sector
MED/38 - PAEDIATRICS
Language of instruction
Italian
Site
VERONA
Period
not yet allocated

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Learning outcomes

Knowledge of principles of growth and auxology; measures of growth, of bone and pubertal age.
Knowledge of most frequent growth pathologies, harmonic and disarmonic; general concepts of genetics and epigenetics. Growth hormone deficiency: diagnosis and treatment
Normal puberty, secular trend, physiological variants. Influence of EDC and lifestyle. Precocious puberty: clinical, laboratory and imaging diagnosis. GnRH analogs treament of precocious puberty.
Knowledge of skeletal functions and hormonal control of skeletal longitudinal growth, bone mass growth and peak bone mass. Knowledge of the importance of physical exercise on growth.
Knowledge of pediatric fractures, their epidemiology, causes and physiopathology. Definition and knowledge of primary and secondary pediatric osteoporosis: methods for prevention and therapy.
Knowledge of the importance of physical exercise, rehabilitative therapy, nutritional factors and pharmacological treatments in pediatric osteoporosis prevention and treatment. "Non accidental injuries" in children.
Knowledge of the importance of vitamin D as hormone for skeletal and extra-skeletal actions, for prevention and treatment of rickets.
Knowledge of the most frequent forms of musculoskeletal recurrent pain in children
Knowledge of osteogenesis imperfecta, some aspects of collagen physiopathology, surgical, rehabilitative and pharmacological treatments.
Knowledge of frequent problems in adolescence: endocrinological problems, delayed puberty, policystic ovary syndrome.

Syllabus

Principles of growth and auxology; measures of growth, of bone and pubertal age.
Knowledge of most frequent growth pathologies, harmonic and disarmonic; general concepts of genetics and epigenetics. Growth hormone deficiency: diagnosis and treatment
Normal puberty, secular trend, physiological variants. Influence of EDC and lifestyle. Precocious puberty: clinical, laboratory and imaging diagnosis. GnRH analogs treament of precocious puberty.
Knowledge of skeletal functions and hormonal control of skeletal longitudinal growth, bone mass growth and peak bone mass. Knowledge of the importance of physical exercise on growth.
Knowledge of pediatric fractures, their epidemiology, causes and physiopathology. Definition and knowledge of primary and secondary pediatric osteoporosis: methods for prevention and therapy.
Knowledge of the importance of physical exercise, rehabilitative therapy, nutritional factors and pharmacological treatments in pediatric osteoporosis prevention and treatment. "Non accidental injuries" in children.
Knowledge of the importance of vitamin D as hormone for skeletal and extra-skeletal actions, for prevention and treatment of rickets.
Knowledge of the most frequent forms of musculoskeletal recurrent pain in children
Knowledge of osteogenesis imperfecta, some aspects of collagen physiopathology, surgical, rehabilitative and pharmacological treatments.
Knowledge of frequent problems in adolescence: endocrinological problems, delayed puberty,

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
Marcadante K.J, Kliegman R.M. et al. Nelson Essential of Pediatrics (Edizione 18) Elsevier 2015

Assessment methods and criteria

oral exam



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