INFANTILE NEUROPSYCHIATRY

INFANTILE NEUROPSYCHIATRY

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Code
68041
ACADEMIC YEAR
2018/2019
CREDITS
1 credits during the 3nd year of 9277 Pediatric nursing (L/SNT1) GENOVA
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
MED/39
LANGUAGE
Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (Pediatric nursing)
semester
1° Semester
Teaching materials

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

To acquire the fundamental skills in identifying the assistance needs of the patient with physical, neurological  and  mental disability and to develop the relative healthcare plan. To understand the general concepts and the main methodologies to approach and manage the patients with neuropsychiatric disorders.

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

- To provide the main etiological, pathophysiological and clinical elements of pediatric epilepsies, Intellectual Disability and Cerebral Palsies
- To introduce and outline the main symptoms and clinical problems in Autism Spectrum Disorders, Anxiety and Mood disorders and psychosis in developmental age
- To enable students to recognize the characteristical features of mental health problems in childhood / adolescence, with particular attention to Eating Disorders, Attention Deficit-Hyperactivity Disorder and Behavioral Disruptive Disorders
- To introduce and explain the general principles of “taking care” in the neuropsychiatric field and the importance of integrated treatment and team work

At the end of the class, the student will be able to:

 

- Distinguish the main etiological, pathophysiological and clinical elements of pediatric epilepsies, Intellectual Disability and Cerebral Palsies

- Classify the main types of epileptic seizure and syndromes and the different clinicial types of cerebral palsies
- To recognize and outline the main symptoms and clinical problems in Autism Spectrum Disorders, Anxiety and Mood disorders and psychosis in developmental age

- To compare the different clinical features and treatment-related problems in autism spectrum disorders and intellectual disabilities                                                          
- To recognize the characteristical features of mental health problems in childhood / adolescence, with particular attention to Eating Disorders, Attention Deficit-Hyperactivity Disorder and Behavioral Disruptive Disorders
- To apply and explain the general principles of “taking care” in the neuropsychiatric field and the importance of integrated treatment and team work

Teaching methods

L’insegnamento prevede lezioni frontali per un totale di 10 ore e con la proiezione di diapositive.

 

The class includes frontal lessons for a total of 10 hours and with the use of slides.

 

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

  • “Taking care” in Child Neuropsychiatry (and Integrated Treatment)
  • Psychomotor and emotional-relational development in children and adolescents;
  • Epilepsy and febrile convulsions: general concepts, childhood epilepsies, febrile convulsions, therapy, possible related psychological problems;
  • Cerebral palsy: classification, treatment, etiopathogenesis; psychomotor skills;
  • Mental retardation: definition, etiology, clinical symptomatology, management, different syndromes and psychological phenotypes
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder;
  • Eating disorders, clinical picture, treatment, prevention;
  • Mood and anxiety disorders in developmental age: clinical characteristics and main syndromes;
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder and other Developmental Disorders: definition, clinical picture, evaluation tools, treatment

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

TESTI DI RIFERIMENTO:

Maurizio De Negri "Neuropsicopatologia dello sviluppo". Ed. Piccin, Padova, 1999.

Roberto Militerni “Neuropsichiatria Infantile”. Ed. Idelson-Gnocchi

 

TESTI INTEGRATIVI CONSIGLIATI:

Neurologia di Fazio e Loeb (Ed. Universo).

 M. De Negri “Neuropsichiatria dell'Età Evolutiva”. Ed. Piccin- Nuova Libreria 2004.

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Ricevimento: by appointment with secretariat tel 010.56362432 or by e-mail contact. elidegrandis@gmail.com; elisa.degrandis@unige.it

Exam Board

VIVIANA POMPEI

STEFANIA RASPINO

ROBERTA DA RIN DELLA MORA

CARLA FERRARI

ELISA DE GRANDIS

PASQUALE STRIANO

LAURA FORNONI

LESSONS

Teaching methods

L’insegnamento prevede lezioni frontali per un totale di 10 ore e con la proiezione di diapositive.

 

The class includes frontal lessons for a total of 10 hours and with the use of slides.

 

EXAMS

Exam description

Oral test

Assessment methods

Knowledge and comprehension will be evaluated through the formulation of specific questions, concerning the discipline, through the use of medical terms;

autonomous judgement capability will be evaluated through the formulation of specific clinical scenarios;

communication skills will be evaluated through the oral examination and the correct use of specific clinical terms and finally the learning skills will be evaluated through the request of specific notions concerning the discipline.