PEDIATRIC NEUROLOGY AND PEDOPSYCHIATRY - SEVERE BRAIN INJURIES OF THE AGE OF DEVELOPMENT

PEDIATRIC NEUROLOGY AND PEDOPSYCHIATRY - SEVERE BRAIN INJURIES OF THE AGE OF DEVELOPMENT

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Code
73139
ACADEMIC YEAR
2018/2019
CREDITS
1 credits during the 3nd year of 9287 THERAPY OF MOTOR DISABILITY IN THE PEDIATRIC AGE (L/SNT2) GENOVA
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
MED/39
LANGUAGE
Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (THERAPY OF MOTOR DISABILITY IN THE PEDIATRIC AGE)
semester
1° Semester
modules
This unit is a module of:
Teaching materials

AIMS AND CONTENT

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

To know the main etiopathogenetic mechanisms and clinical pictures of the severe brain lesions in the developmental age, such as encephalitis, cranial traumas, tumors and cerebrovascular accidents. To know the pathogenetic mechanisms and clinical picures of the main and most frequent pediatric metabolic disorders, for their multidisciplinary management and global care. To know the outcomes and the evolution of these severe brain injuries, specifically for the short and long term planning of the psychomotor interventions.

Teaching methods

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

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

Encephalitis: general information, more frequent clinical pictures, outcomes.
Hydrocephalus and intracranial hypertension, definition and main clinical aspects.
Head trauma: classification, outcomes.
Endocranial tumors: general information, pediatric presentation.
Metabolic diseases: definition, classification, peculiarities related to their clinical course and evolution.
Pediatric stroke: causes, clinical manifestations, outcomes.
Infantile cerebral palsy: definition, etiopathogenesis, clinical classification.

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

Maurizio de Negri “Neuropsichiatria dello sviluppo” Ed. Piccin, Padova, 1999.

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

Slides of lessons, to supplement the text.

RECOMMENDED SUPPLEMENTARY TEXTS

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

ELISA DE GRANDIS (President)

LUCIA SCIARRETTA

FRANCESCA PASSANO

FRANCESCA MARIA BATTAGLIA

LESSONS

Teaching methods

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

LESSONS START

I Semester - october 2018

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.