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PEDIATRIC AND INFANTILE SURGERY

CODE 67554
ACADEMIC YEAR 2021/2022
CREDITS 1 credit during the 5th year of 8745 MEDICINE AND SURGERY (LM-41) GENOVA
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR MED/20
LANGUAGE Italian
TEACHING LOCATION GENOVA (MEDICINE AND SURGERY)
SEMESTER 2° Semester
MODULES This unit is a module of:
TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

OVERVIEW

Pediatric surgery is a subspeciality of surgery involving neonatal surgery , treatment of infants, children, and adolescents.

Pediatric surgery arose in the middle of the XX Century as the surgical care of birth defects. Common pediatric diseases that may require pediatric surgery include: congenital malformations, abdominal wall defects, ingut and foregut  anomalies, genitalia, urologic malformations, and  childhood tumors.

 

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

The educational goals in pediatric surgery is designed to develop cognitive knowledge, critical judgement on the surgical children’s diseases. It is important to development pediatric surgical semeiotics in order to obtain skills in order to recognize surgical conditions in children. During the pediatric surgery lessons the students are expected to gain an understanding of the basics of pediatric surgical concepts.

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

At the end of the Course the student should obtain sufficient skills to collect clinical data from pediatric patients. The student will compare the clinical evaluation with his/her knowlwdge on the surgical pediatric diseases.

TEACHING METHODS

  • Frontal lessons or by Teams plataform
  • Seminars - Analysis of clinical cases
  • Professional practice with the pediatric patients in small groups - Analysis of clinical cases

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

- The student have to demonstrate knowledge of the principal surgical congenital malformations (esophageal atresia, intestinal atresia, anorectal malformations, urogenital malformations, congenital diaphragmatic hernia) - The student have to demonstrate ability to recognize the principal causes of abdominal pain in the children. - The student have to demonstrate the ability to recognize the principal abdominal masses in the childhood referring to Neuroblastoma and Wilms tumor. - The student have to demonstrate the ability to recognize the principal clinical signs that determinate intestinal occlusion (Hirschsprung’s disease, intestinal atresia, meconium ileus, etc..) - The student have to demonstrate a correct knowledge about the surgical urgency of inguinal canal, acute scrotum (inguinal hernia, testicular torsion) and about the clinical problems of criptorchidism. - The student have to demonstrate a correct knowledge about the semeiology of the head trauma and politrauma. The student have to demonstrate to be able to recognize specific patterns of familial maltreatment.

  • The student have to demonstrate knowledge of  the principal surgical congenital malformations (esophageal atresia, intestinal atresia, anorectal malformations, urogenital malformations, congenital diaphragmatic  hernia)
  • The student have to demonstrate ability to recognize the principal causes of abdominal pain in the children.
  • The student have to demonstrate the ability to recognize the principal abdominal masses in the childhood referring to  Neuroblastoma and Wilms tumor.
  • The student have to demonstrate the ability to recognize the principal clinical signs that determinate intestinal occlusion (Hirschsprung’s disease, intestinal atresia, meconium ileus, etc..)
  •  The student have to demonstrate a correct knowledge about the surgical urgency of inguinal canal, acute scrotum (inguinal hernia, testicular torsion) and about the clinical problems of criptorchidism.
  • The student have to demonstrate a correct knowledge about the semeiology of the head trauma and politrauma. The student have to demonstrate  to be able to recognize  specific patterns of  familial maltreatment.

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

Two links are suggested: the Web Hall, and a link on pediatric surgery : www.chirurgiapediatrica.eu The best Test Books could are: “Pediatric Surgery” Jay L. Grosfeld Ed. or ,“ Pediatria Essenziale “ Burgio et al Ed.

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Exam Board

PASQUALE STRIANO (President)

CARLO BELLINI

GIROLAMO MATTIOLI

MICHELE TORRE

MARIA CRISTINA SCHIAFFINO

VINCENZO SALPIETRO DAMIANO

ANGELO RAVELLI

LUCA ANTONIO RAMENGHI

ALDAMARIA PULITI

GIUSEPPA PATTI

LINO NOBILI

CARLO MINETTI

GIUSEPPE MARTUCCIELLO

RENATA BOCCIARDI

MARIA MARGHERITA MANCARDI

MOHAMAD MAGHNIE

ROBERTO GASTALDI

CHIARA FIORILLO

NATASCIA DI IORGI

ELISA DE GRANDIS

GIUSEPPE D'ANNUNZIO

ALESSANDRO CONSOLARO

Rosaria Casciaro

CLAUDIO BRUNO

STEFANO VOLPI

CLARA MALATTIA (President and Coordinator of Integrated Course)

LESSONS

Class schedule

All class schedules are posted on the EasyAcademy portal.

EXAMS

EXAM DESCRIPTION

  • Any simulation , with the hypothesis that the student is practicing outpatient activity in front of a child with acute surgical illness or other problem.
  • Moreover the student has to answer and show that he / she has sufficient knowledge  on the main disorders that were discussed during the learning procedures, the answer and discussion will be addressed on diagnostic aspects.
  • The mark of 18/30 is the minimum in order to pass the examination.
  • The student who  obtains  the maximum mark of 30/30 or 30/30 and laude can show that  his / her knowledge are excellent.
  • The result and the mark are dependent on; a) capacity of the student of develop correlations between on aspect and on other in surgical pediatric pathology; b) excellent presentation; c) competence in the field; d) use of correct technical terms.
  • The remote mode via the Teams platform could be chosen by the Dean

ASSESSMENT METHODS

- Oral exam including questions about surgical pediatric diseases related to the teaching course - Possible introduction of written multiple choice test (6 answers in 8 minutes, total).

  • The mark of 18/30 is the minimum in order to pass the examination.
  • The student who  obtains  the maximum mark of 30/30 or 30/30 and laude can show that  his / her knowledge are excellent.
  • The result and the mark are dependent on; a) capacity of the student of develop correlations between on aspect and on other in surgical pediatric pathology; b) excellent presentation; c) competence in the field; d) use of correct technical terms.

Exam schedule

Date Time Location Type Notes
18/11/2021 10:00 GENOVA Orale

FURTHER INFORMATION

Prof. Giuseppe Martucciello in charge of the Pediatric Surgery Course for the School of Medicine and Surgery can be contacted via email:

giuseppemartucciello@gaslini.org    or martucciello@yahoo.com