cod. 1004829

Academic year 2020/21
2° year of course - Second semester
Valentina FAINARDI
Academic discipline
Pediatria generale e specialistica (MED/38)
Scienze medico chirurgiche
Type of training activity
14 hours
of face-to-face activities
2 credits
course unit

Learning objectives

Allow the student to know and understand the stages of physiological development in pediatric age, the main preventive measures for physiological growth and the most frequent pediatric emergencies. Furthermore, in the Physiotherapy Degree Course, value will be given to the main pediatric disorders of physiotherapy interest and they will be
considered the main eye problems that occur in children and adolescents.


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Course unit content

• Pathophysiology of development in the pediatric age
• Vaccinations and false myths
• Nutrition in the 1st year of life
• Obesity
• Principles of pediatric resuscitation
• A public health emergency: the abuse of antibiotics in children
• Head trauma, domestic accidents, sports and sports injuries in children and adolescents
• The management of fever and pain in the child
• Perinatal infections
• Central nervous system infections
• Eye trauma and Shaken baby syndrome
• Conjunctivitis and orbital cellulitis
• Ocular involvement in vertically transmitted infections
• Retinopathy of the premature baby
• Glaucoma
• External ocular pathologies
• Ocular tumors

Full programme

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• Frosini R, Campa L, Caputo R, Frosii S. Oftalmopediatria. Casa Editrice SEE, 1997.
• Principi N, Rubino A. Pediatria generale e specialistica. Casa Editrice Ambrosiana, 2017.
• Slides on Elly platform

Teaching methods

The activities will take place in telepresence through the use of the Teams and Elly platforms. In particular, lessons will be held in asynchronous mode (uploaded on the Elly page of the course). To promote active participation in the course, both individual and small group activities will be proposed in synchronous mode, through the use of the resources available in Elly, such as discussion forums and logbooks.

Assessment methods and criteria

If due to the persistence of the health emergency it is necessary to carry out the exams remotely, the final test will consist of an oral question conducted remotely (via Teams) in synchronous mode with questions on teaching topics.

Other information

The professor can be contacted for clarification or to make an appointment via email by writing to:, There will be no intermediate evaluations. The student will have to demonstrate his degree of learning on the final exam.