|CREDITS||1 credit during the 5th year of 8745 MEDICINE AND SURGERY (LM-41) GENOVA|
|SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR||MED/20|
|TEACHING LOCATION||GENOVA (MEDICINE AND SURGERY)|
|MODULES||This unit is a module of:|
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.
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.
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.
- 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.
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.
Office hours: The students can easily obtain a meeting with private talk, they have to contact the teacher at the end of the lesson in order to organize the meeting. Prof. Giuseppe Martucciello in charge of the Pediatric Surgery Course for the School of Medicine and Surgery can be contacted via email: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
PASQUALE STRIANO (President)
MARIA CRISTINA SCHIAFFINO
VINCENZO SALPIETRO DAMIANO
LUCA ANTONIO RAMENGHI
MARIA MARGHERITA MANCARDI
NATASCIA DI IORGI
ELISA DE GRANDIS
CLARA MALATTIA (President and Coordinator of Integrated Course)
All class schedules are posted on the EasyAcademy portal.
- 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).