cod. 08733

Academic year 2021/22
2° year of course - First semester
- Susanna Maria Roberta ESPOSITO
Academic discipline
Pediatria generale e specialistica (MED/38)
Interdisciplinari e cliniche
Type of training activity
20 hours
of face-to-face activities
2 credits
hub: -
course unit

Integrated course unit module: Childbirth care, puerperium and neonatology

Learning objectives

This course will enable the student to know and understand the tools for the prevention, diagnosis and therapy of the main diseases of the neonatal age and the first years of life.


Physiology of pregnancy.

Course unit content

• Promotion of health in the first 1,000 days of life.
• Diagnostic-therapeutic framework for acute pathologies in the first 1,000 days of life.

Full programme

• Vaccination during pregnancy
• Vaccinations in the first year of life
• Perinatal infections
• Neonatal sepsis
• Fever of unknown origin and sepsis in the first 3 years of life
• Domestic accidents and airway obstruction
• Prevention of infections in kindergarten and nursery school
• Obesity, anorexia and bulimia
• Sport recommended for different ages and chronic diseases
• Head trauma and shaken baby syndrome
• Acute otitis media and nasal washing
• Bronchiolitis and respiratory syncytial viris
• COVID-19 in pediatric age
• Cystic fibrosis
• Hereditary metabolic diseases
• Malformative syndromes
• Management of fever and pain in pediatrics
• Correct use of antibiotics
• Gender as a determinant of health


- 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.