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CLINICAL DIAGNOSIS IN THE INFANT

CODE 68306
ACADEMIC YEAR 2021/2022
CREDITS
  • 7 cfu during the 2nd year of 9283 ORTOTTICA ED ASSISTENZA OFTALMOLOGICA(L/SNT2) - GENOVA
  • SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR MED/30
    LANGUAGE Italian
    TEACHING LOCATION
  • GENOVA
  • SEMESTER 1° Semester
    MODULES This unit is a module of:
    TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

    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

    Exam Board

    MARIA MUSOLINO (President)

    CARLO TRAVERSO

    ALDO VAGGE

    MICHELE IESTER (President and Coordinator of Integrated Course)

    LESSONS

    LESSONS START

    October

    Class schedule

    All class schedules are posted on the EasyAcademy portal.

    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

    Exam schedule

    Date Time Location Type Notes
    20/01/2022 13:00 GENOVA Orale
    17/02/2022 13:00 GENOVA Orale
    16/06/2022 13:00 GENOVA Orale
    14/07/2022 13:00 GENOVA Orale
    15/09/2022 13:00 GENOVA Orale