CLINICAL DIAGNOSIS IN THE INFANT

CLINICAL DIAGNOSIS IN THE INFANT

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Code
68306
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/30
LANGUAGE
Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (ORTHOPTIC STUDIES AND OPHTHALMOLOGICAL ASSISTANCE)
semester
1° Semester
modules
This unit is a module of:
Teaching materials

AIMS AND CONTENT

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

The course aims at forming a mental scheme and constructing a semi-scientific protocol in a particular situation such as that of the preverbal age child that can be applied to other situations in any age in which a verbal response from the patient can not be obtained for clinical conditions.

Teaching methods

The course includes 10 hours of lectures with the use of slides and the practical use of appropriate preparatory equipment for the period of attendance at the U.O Clinic. Ophthalmology of the IRCCS Gaslini in which the application of what was done in the course is then implemented.

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

Ocular seismology of the preverbal age child: notions of pathophysiology and of the maturation of the visual system, examination of motility, of visual function. Neonatal eye screening

• Anatomical and functional features of the visual system of the newborn and child:

(cornea, lens, macula and optical pathways)

• Maturation stages of visual function in the newborn and in the child

• General and ophthalmological history

• Ophthalmologic semeiotic in preverbal age

1. Maturation processes of the visual function

2. Indirect assessment tests of visual function: Fixation reflex, Fixation preference (fixation retention), Blink reflex pupillary reflex, Anatomic integrity of dioptric means, Anterior posterior anatomic integrity, Refraction (High ametropia - Anisometropia), Strabismus

3. Direct evaluation tests of visual acuity NOC optokinetic nystagmus, Preferential gaze test (PLT), Visual evoked potentials (PEV), Tracking reflex, Hirschberg test, Brückner test, Stereopsis test (Lang)

4. Neonatal Ophthalmological Screening - Pediatric Ophthalmology Card

5.Rules of the Professional Orthoptic assistant in Ophthalmology in Screening and in Preverbal Eye Visits

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

M. Zingirian, G. Calabria, G. Ciurlo: "Ophthalmology and Vision Quality" I.N.C. SOI Congress proceedings 1992 Pagg: 19-24; 416-459

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Ricevimento: Student reception: G. Gaslini Hospital Hall 20 (Day Hospital 8 am - 1.30 pm)   Teacher's contacts: paolocapris@gaslini.org  

Exam Board

MICHELE IESTER (President)

PAOLO CAPRIS

CARMEN BURTOLO

MARIA MUSOLINO

LESSONS

Teaching methods

The course includes 10 hours of lectures with the use of slides and the practical use of appropriate preparatory equipment for the period of attendance at the U.O Clinic. Ophthalmology of the IRCCS Gaslini in which the application of what was done in the course is then implemented.

LESSONS START

October

EXAMS

Exam description

Oral.

It is necessary to register for the exam from the website: https://servizionline.unige.it/studenti/esami/

Assessment methods

The exam focuses on the topics covered during the lessons but also aims to assess the ability to deepen, the use of correct terminology and the ability to expose the subject in such a way as to make you understand that you have learned the contents, but above all the method of approach to the patient in preverbal age