PEDIATRIC NEUROLOGY AND PEDOPSYCHIATRY

PEDIATRIC NEUROLOGY AND PEDOPSYCHIATRY

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Code
68148
ACADEMIC YEAR
2018/2019
CREDITS
1 credits during the 2nd year of 9283 ORTHOPTIC STUDIES AND OPHTHALMOLOGICAL ASSISTANCE (L/SNT2) GENOVA
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
MED/39
LANGUAGE
Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (ORTHOPTIC STUDIES AND OPHTHALMOLOGICAL ASSISTANCE)
semester
2° Semester
modules
This unit is a module of:
Teaching materials

AIMS AND CONTENT

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

LEARNING OUTCOMES

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

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

Maurizio De Negri “Neuropsicopatologia dello sviluppo” Ed. Piccin, Padova, 2004;

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

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

MICHELE IESTER (President)

ELISA DE GRANDIS

FABIO BANDINI

MASSIMO LEANDRI

LESSONS

Teaching methods

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

 

LESSONS START

march

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.