INFANTILE NEUROPSYCHIATRY

INFANTILE NEUROPSYCHIATRY

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Code
67557
ACADEMIC YEAR
2019/2020
CREDITS
1 credits during the 5th year of 8745 MEDICINE AND SURGERY (LM-41) GENOVA
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
MED/39
LANGUAGE
Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (MEDICINE AND SURGERY)
semester
2° Semester
modules
This unit is a module of:
Teaching materials

OVERVIEW

See the integrated course of pediatrics

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

See the integrated course of pediatrics

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

The teaching aims to

- provide students with the basics of child neuropsychiatry

- provide students with a general understanding of psychomotor, cognitive and emotional development and of the interaction between biological, psychological, family and socio-environmental aspects

- to introduce the issues related to the main disorders in Child and Adolescent Neuropsychiatry, with particular reference to Intellectual Disabilities, Infantile Cerebral Palsy, Developmental Epilepsies, Febrile Convulsions, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Food Behavior Disorders, anxiety, mood, thought and in general psychic distress, especially in adolescence

- have students acquire neurological and psychiatric evaluation skills in developmental age, related to psychomotor, cognitive and relational development; skills in the field of global and multidisciplinary care and in interventions on the problems, also aimed at activating the early recognition of the disorders, the prevention of disability and the promotion of mental health.

 

EXPECTED LEARNING RESULTS

At the end of the course the student will be able to

• know the basic elements of child neuropsychiatry,

know the basic elements of the main psychopathological disorders in the Neuropsychiatry of infancy and adolescence, with particular reference to Intellectual Disabilities, Infantile Cerebral Palsy, Epilepsy and Developmental epileptic syndromes, Febrile convulsions, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Food conduct Disorders, disorders of anxiety, mood, thought and disorders about general characteristics of mental illness

• classify the main clinical forms

• understand the principles of disorders treatment in Child Neuropsychiatry, with particular attention to disability and mental disorders, with a view to planning therapeutic interventions and qualifications

• recognize the disorders in question, especially at an early stage

• analytically describe the related signs and symptoms

• apply the main diagnostic and therapeutic criteria

• critically evaluate the pathogenic factors in the role

• to distinguish these disorders from similar forms, in differential diagnosis

• building the bases of diagnostic-therapeutic-care pathways and outlining the basic principles of multidisciplinary care, the early recognition of disorders, the prevention of disability and the promotion of mental health

• explain to the families and, to the extent practicable, the problems and the diagnostic-therapeutic approach to be implemented.

Teaching methods

Lectures with space for interactivity, awareness raising increasing of observation skills, continuous training and EBM practices

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

Psychomotor and emotional development

Intellectual Disabilities

Infantile Cerebral Palsy

Epilepsies and epileptic syndromes of the developmental age; febrile convulsions

Problems related to disorders of anxiety, mood, thought

Autism Spectrum Disorders

Eating behavior disorders

Neurological and neuropsychiatric evaluation in childhood under different conditions

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

Maurizio de Negri “Neuropsichiatria dell’età evolutiva” Ed. Piccin, Padova, 2004.

Slides of lessons, to supplement the text.

 

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

PASQUALE STRIANO (President)

LINO NOBILI

ALDAMARIA PULITI

CARLO MINETTI

LUCA ANTONIO RAMENGHI

GIROLAMO MATTIOLI

GIUSEPPE MARTUCCIELLO

ANGELO RAVELLI

STEFANO VOLPI

MICHELE TORRE

MARIA CRISTINA SCHIAFFINO

VINCENZO SALPIETRO DAMIANO

MARIA MARGHERITA MANCARDI

CLARA MALATTIA

ISABELLA CECCHERINI

ALESSANDRO CONSOLARO

Rosaria Casciaro

CLAUDIO BRUNO

RENATA BOCCIARDI

GIUSEPPE D'ANNUNZIO

ELISA DE GRANDIS

ROBERTO GASTALDI

CARLO BELLINI

CHIARA FIORILLO

NATASCIA DI IORGI

MOHAMAD MAGHNIE

LESSONS

Teaching methods

Lectures with space for interactivity, awareness raising increasing of observation skills, continuous training and EBM practices

LESSONS START

II semester, from April 2019

EXAMS

Exam description

 A Oral. Score (18-30) is attributed according to the degree of knowledge and training acquired, as indicated by C.I. of Pediatrics.

Assessment methods

The exam is conducted in order to verify the achievement of the expected learning outcomes: ability to apply knowledge through the use of operational tools, communication skills through oral examination, start-up of interdisciplinary work training and the specific role, development the ability to insight through experience.

Exam schedule

Date Time Location Type Notes
11/06/2020 09:30 GENOVA Orale
09/07/2020 09:30 GENOVA Orale
06/08/2020 09:30 GENOVA Orale
17/09/2020 09:30 GENOVA Orale

FURTHER INFORMATION

The course is held in the second semester of the second year through lectures that use slide and videotape projections and stimulate interactivity. Verification of learning takes place in oral form as part of the verification of the integrated course in which the discipline is part. The teaching material is provided by the teacher and made available on AulaWeb.