cod. 1004828

Academic year 2014/15
2° year of course - Second semester
Professor responsible for the course unit
ORSONI Gabriella
integrated course unit
6 credits
course unit
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Course unit structured in the following modules:

Learning objectives

To give basic pediatric informations necessary to health professionals who will frequently operate in a pediatric setting, with particular attention to preventive and social pediatrics

The course aims to train the student on the low vision problems, addressing the classification, the rehabilitation techniques, the main causes in children, adults, and elders. Completing the course, the student must know and be able to use the main auxiliary optic devices.


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Course unit content

The healthy newborn
Main neonatal diseases
Neonatal screenings
Normal and abnormal growth
Immunzations schedule
Gene and chromosome syndromes with ocular involvement
Upper and lower respiratory tract infections
Rheumatic and main congenital heart diseases
Atopic diseases
Acute poisoning in infancy
Health issues in adolescence.
Low vision: definition and classification.
· Rehabilitation: definition.
· Ocular diseases causing low vision in children: nystagmus, optic atrophy, congenital cataract, retinopathy of prematurely, congenital glaucoma, retinal degenerations.
· Ocular diseases causing low vision in adults: albinism, multiple sclerosis, optic atrophy, degenerative myopia.
· Ocular diseases causing low vision in elderly: diabetic retinopathy, age-related maculopathy.
· Magnification: definition.
· Auxiliary optic devices: lenses, optical telescope.
· Electronic devices: CCTV (black and white and colour portable video-magnification; electonic magnification, vocal synthesis.
· Filters.
· Legislation.

Full programme

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M.Vanelli Argomenti di pediatria Edizioni TIERRE

A. Colembrander, D. C. Fistcher: "Oftalmologia clinica nel Nord America - Ipovisione e riabilitazione visiva", Verducu Editore;
Fondazione R. Hollman "Sight First: l'intervento precoce nei bambini con deficit visivo ", Lions Club Verbania;
P. B. Freeman, Randal T. Jose: "The art and practice of low vision", Buttersworth-Hainemann a division of Reed Publishing (USA) Inc.;
Organ Backman, Krister Inde: "Riabilitazione visiva del paziente ipovedente", Fabiano Editore;
Luigi Luparelli: "Ipovisione: i fondamenti e la pratica", Medical Books

Teaching methods

Oral and practical lesson

Assessment methods and criteria

Oral exam

Other information

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