Combined Bachelor's + Master's degree in Medicine and Surgery

Pediatrics - PEDIATRIA

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Name of lecturers
Franco Antoniazzi, Attilio Boner, Claudio Maffeis, Giorgio Piacentini, Angelo Pietrobelli
Number of ECTS credits allocated
Academic sector
Language of instruction
Lezioni 1° semestre 2°- 6° anno dal Oct 5, 2015 al Dec 22, 2015.

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Lesson timetable

Lezioni 1° semestre 2°- 6° anno

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Learning outcomes

Basic notions on growth and development and its clinical application form birth to adolescence; notions of the influence of family, community, and society on children health and disease; attainment of communication skills that facilitate clinical interaction with children, adolescents, and their families; notions of the main causes of morbidity and mortality in pediatrics; attainment of performing a physical examination of newborns, children and adolescents and to diagnose (plus notes of treatment) the most common acute and chronic diseases of children.


Growth and development
- Nutrition
- Genetics
- Respiratory diseases
- Healthy and pathological fetus and newborn
- Immune Disorders
- Allergies
- Rheumatic diseases
- Infectious diseases
- Gastrointestinal system
- Respiratory System
- Cardiovascular system
- Hematology / Oncology
- Nephrology / Urology
- Endocrine system
- Nervous System - Child Neuropsychiatry: the assessment of development in the newborn and in the first years of life; the crises and epilepsies of the newborn and the child; the Paroxysms are not epileptic; Generalized Developmental Disorders; ADHD; Meningitis - Encephalitis

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

Teaching aids



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