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INFANTILE NEUROPSYCHIATRY

CODE 67557
ACADEMIC YEAR 2021/2022
CREDITS
  • 1 cfu during the 5th year of 8745 MEDICINA E CHIRURGIA(LM-41) - GENOVA
  • SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR MED/39
    LANGUAGE Italian
    TEACHING LOCATION
  • GENOVA
  • SEMESTER 2° Semester
    MODULES This unit is a module of:
    TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

    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

    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

    LESSONS START

    II semester, from April 2019

    Class schedule

    All class schedules are posted on the EasyAcademy portal.

    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.

    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.