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PEDIATRIC NEUROLOGY AND PEDOPSYCHIATRY: PSYCHOPATHOLOGY OF DEVELOPMENT

CODE 68379
ACADEMIC YEAR 2022/2023
CREDITS
  • 5 cfu during the 2nd year of 9287 TERAPIA DELLA NEURO E PSICOMOTRICITA' DELL'ETA' EVOL(L/SNT2) - GENOVA
  • SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR MED/39
    LANGUAGE Italian
    TEACHING LOCATION
  • GENOVA
  • SEMESTER 2° Semester
    MODULES This unit is a module of:
    TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

    AIMS AND CONTENT

    AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

    To introduce and outline the main psychopathological disturbances in the field of childhood and adolescent neuropsychiatry, and the peculiarities related to the cognitive and emotional-relational development, with particular attention to Anxiety Disorders and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, "Early onset schizophrenia " and " Very Early-onset Schizophrenia ", “Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder”, “Oppositional-Defiant Disorder, “Conduct Disorder”, “Tic Disorders and Tourette Syndromes, Headache, for their early recognition and multidisciplinary care.

    To explain the principles of global care in Child Neuropsychiatry, with particular attention to the mental illness, specifically for the planning of therapeutic interventions.

    To provide the principles of drug therapy.

    To enable students to acquire psychomotor and evaluation skills in the considered areas.

     

     LEARNING OUTCOMES

    At the end of the class, the student will be able to:

    • Distinguish and outline the main psychopathological disturbances in the field of childhood and adolescent neuropsychiatry, and the peculiarities related to the cognitive and emotional-relational development
    • Distinguish and classify the Childhood Anxiety Disorders, the Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, "Early onset schizophrenia " and " Very Early-onset Schizophrenia ",
    • To know, evaluate and compare the “Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder”, “Oppositional-Defiant Disorder and “Conduct Disorder”
    • Classify Tic Disorders and Tourette Syndrome
    • To recognize the different types of headache and the possible related psychological aspects
    • To apply and explain the general principles of “taking care” in the neuropsychiatric field and the importance of integrated treatment and team work
    • To know the main principles of drug therapy  in the pediatric psychopathological disturbances
    • To acquire psychomotor and evaluation skills in the considered areas.

     

    TEACHING METHODS

    The class includes frontal lessons for a total of 10 hours and with the use of slides.

    SYLLABUS/CONTENT

    Elements of psychiatric semiology.

    Anxiety Disorders and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder.

    "Early-onset schizophrenia" and "Very early-onset schizophrenia".

    Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Oppositional-Defiant Disorder, Conduct Disorder.

    Tic Disorders and Tourette Syndrome.

    Principles of drug therapy.

    Anorexia Nervosa and other Eating Disorder.

    Headache, clinical features and psychological issues.

    RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

    Maurizio de Negri “Neuropsichiatria dello sviluppo” Ed. Piccin, Padova, 1999.

     Slides of lessons, to supplement the text.

    Roberto Militerni “Neuropsichiatria Infantile”. Ed. Idelson-Gnocchi.

    TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

    LESSONS

    EXAMS

    EXAM DESCRIPTION

    Oral test

    ASSESSMENT METHODS

    Knowledge and comprehension will be evaluated through the formulation of specific questions, concerning the discipline, through the use of medical terms;

    autonomous judgement capability will be evaluated through the formulation of specific clinical scenarios;

    communication skills will be evaluated through the oral examination and the correct use of specific clinical terms and finally the learning skills will be evaluated through the request of specific notions concerning the discipline.