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[40/39]  MEDICINE AND SURGERY [39/00 - Ord. 2015]  PERCORSO COMUNE 9 150


BASIC KNOWLEDGE AND COMPREHENSION CAPACITY: The student is required to know the epidemiology, risk factors and principal clinical manifestations of pediatric diseases. Additionally, the student is required to know the major diagnostic tools and therapeutic approaches for such diseases.
APPLICATION CAPACITIES: the student must be able to apply both diagnostic and therapeutic strategies of pediatric diseases. In addition, he is required to critically analyze and evaluate alternative hypothesis and differential diagnosis. The student must therefore be able to rationally and efficiently choose among the available diagnostic tools in order to reach a final and correct diagnosis and to subsequently choose the right therapy.
AUTONOMY JUDGEMENT: The student will learn to acquire and integrate anamnestic and instrumental data in order to formulate a diagnostic judgement in the context of pediatric diseases.
COMMUNICATION CAPACITY: The student will learn to present relevant data regarding a specific clinical case and to properly expose the development of diagnostic pathways and the results of therapeutic interventions.
COMPREHENSION CAPACITY: The student will learn to acquire new information and to enforce his cultural background in a critical way through the consultation and interpretation of recent scientific literature.


All those required by the rules of the Council of Course of Degree


Diseases of the respiratory system: adenoid hypertrophy, pharyngitis, epiglottis, spastic laryngitis, bronchiolitis, asthma, pneumonia, cystic fibrosis, broncho-pulmonary dysplasia.
Diseases of the digestive system: gastroesophageal reflux, gastroenteritis, intestinal malabsorption syndrome, chronic intestinal inflammatory diseases, habitual vomiting of the infant.
Urinary tract infections.
Endocrine diseases: obesity, hyperhypo-thyroidism, short stature, puberty and adolescence, diabetes.
Infectious diseases: measles, chicken pox, rubella, V disease, VI disease, scarlet fever, TB, whooping cough, infectious mononucleosis, encephalitis, meningitis, Kawasaki disease. Hepatitis.
Diseases of impaired immune response: immunodeficiencies
primary and secondary, rheumatic diseases (juvenile idiopathic arthritis), autoimmune hepatitis, hypertransaminasemias, Schoenlein-Henoch purpura.
Newborn: low weight, preterm and postterm newborn, neonatal jaundice, distant outcomes of perinatal pathology, asphyxia, neonatal screening.
Feeding in the first year of age; dystrophies.
Food allergy and food intolerances.
Blood: deficiency anemias, a. haemolytics, thalassemias, thrombocytopenia, leukemias, lymphomas.
The neurological, cognitive, affective and social development of the Child and Adolescent. Systems of classification and methods for diagnoses. Neurodevelopmental disorders: dist. autism spectrum, ADHD, intellectual disability, dist. of language and specific learning, dist. motor coordination. Impulse discontrol disorders (oppositional-provocative d., Conduct disorder); emergencies in developmental psychiatry. Psycho-educational interventions and drug therapies in developmental psychiatry. Neurological diseases in developmental age: epilepsies, infantile cerebral palsy, extrapyramidal pathology.

Teaching Methods

The entire course will include both frontal lectures presented thought PowerPoint presentations and clinical practice though the attendance of clinical ward. The frontal lecture may be integrated by innovative teaching routes (active learning) through the analysis and interpretation of clinical cases. In agreement with the Manifesto degli Studi for the AA 2021-2022: “teaching will be contemporary held both by frontal lesson and online, delineating a joint teaching that could be held both in university classrooms or through online education activities. Each student is required to choose between frontal or distance lessons at the beginning of the semester. This will be a binding choice for the entire semester. If the number of the students exceeds the maximum classroom seating capacity, determined by the state sanitary regulations to fight the Covid-19 pandemics, the access to the didactic units will be regulated though a rounding system that will be communicated in time to the interested students.

Verification of learning

The final exam will be based on a oral test.
The maximum final grade that could be achieved is 30. The exam will be considered as passed if at least a grade of 18/30 has been achieved
The knowledge of topics and presentation will be evaluated.
The final grade will take into account:
Manifested quality of the knowledge, capacities and competences:
a) Knowledge pertinence, accuracy and consistency
b) Capacity pertinence, accuracy and consistency
c) Competences pertinence, accuracy and consistency
Expository modalities:
a) Expressive capacity.
b) Appropriate and correct use of specific discipline-related language.
c) Logic reasoning capabilities in contents connection.
e) Ability to create links between different topics focusing on common points, and to make a general coherent speech, taking care of the structure, organization and logic connections of the speech.
f) Ability to synthetize information.
The final grade can be:
a) Sufficient (18 to 20/30)
Scarcity of acquired notions, superficial level of knowledge with numerous gaps, simple expressive capacities but sufficient to sustain a coherent speech. The capacity to link different topics lays at an elementary level. Scarce ability to synthetize and to interact with the professor during the interview.
b) Decent (21 to 23)
Reasonable quantity of acquired notions, but scarce in-depth analysis. Few knowledge gaps. Expressive capacities adequate to sustain a coherent speech and acceptable scientific language fluency. The ability to logically link different topics lays at a moderate complexity level. Adequate ability to synthetize and to interact with the professor during the interview.
c) Good (24 to 26)
Wide knowledge, moderate in-depth analysis, with little gaps; satisfying expressive capacities and significative scientific language fluency; well recognizable ability to dialog and acceptable critical sensibility. Good ability to synthetize and to interact with the professor during the interview.
d) Very good (27 to 29)
Extensive and deeply analyzed knowledge, with only negligible gaps; notable expressive capacities and high scientific language fluency; remarkable ability to dialog and inclination to synthetize and to interact with the professor during the interview.
e) Excellent (30)
Exceptionally extensive and deeply analyzed knowledge, eventually with irrelevant gaps. Very high expressive capacities and scientific language fluency, excellent ability to dialog, exceptional inclination to create links between different topics, outstanding ability to synthetize and to interact with the professor during the interview.
The laude will be awarded to the candidates that demonstrate to be remarkably above the average, whose eventual expressional, conceptual, logical and notional limits result to be mainly irrelevant.


Burgio, Cacciari Panizon, Bona Panizon, Schwarz Tiene, Nelson

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Reference addresses
University Hospital of Monserrato, Block Q, 2nd floor, Tel. 070 51093453; mail angelicadessi@unica.it
Methods of receiving students:
By appointment only: Tel 070 51093453; mail: angelicadessi@unica.it

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