cod. 1007317

Academic year 2023/24
6° year of course - Second semester
Academic discipline
Pediatria generale e specialistica (MED/38)
Tirocini formativi e di orientamento
Type of training activity
20 hours
of face-to-face activities
2 credits
hub: PARMA
course unit

Learning objectives

The main objective of the General and Specialized Pediatrics course is to: 1) inform students about the common conditions of infants, children and adolescents, as well as about less common but important chronic conditions in these age groups; 2) to know and understand the importance of growth, the stages of development and the impact that various diseases can have on growth and development; 3) provide the necessary tools to be able to collect an anamnesis from the parents and / or the child and perform a competent clinical examination. The focus will be on clinical management and the development of new strategies for maintaining health, preventing and treating pediatric diseases.
The course includes lectures, seminars, problem-based learning and a variety of multimedia clinical teaching in order to maximize the pediatric clinical experience.
At the end of the course the student will have gained experience in many aspects of pediatric clinical specialties, including: neonatology; pediatric infectious diseases; pediatric gastroenterology, hepatology and nutrition; genetics and metabolic diseases; pediatric allergology and pneumology; pediatric neurology; pediatric rheumatology; pediatric endocrinology; pediatric nephrology; pediatric hematology and oncology.


Basic principles of general and specialist pediatrics

Course unit content

Acquisition of skills in the management of the healthy newborn, in the main cases that require emergency or elective hospitalization in pediatrics and in the cases that can be managed on an outpatient basis.

Full programme

Skill 1 Knowing - Pediatric emergencies (Video with multiple choice quiz
Skill 2 Know-how - How to manage intoxications and poisonings in children (Slides with multiple choice quiz)
Skill 3 Knowing how to be - What we say and how we are understood (Slides with multiple choice quiz), Bioethics in pediatrics (Slides with multiple choice quiz), How to write a scientific article (Slides with multiple choice quiz)


Staiano A, Esposito S, Principi N, Rubino A. Pediatria generale e specialistica. CEA terza edizione, 2022.
Slides on Elly platform.

Teaching methods

Lectures will be held on-site in compliance with safety standards, provided that further instructions on the ongoing health emergency are not implemented. Supporting material will be available on the specific, student-reserved platform (Elly) and will include slide presentations, audio-video aids or video-recording of the lectures

Assessment methods and criteria

The student's knowledge, their understanding and ability to apply will be assessed at the state exam.

Other information

The teacher can be contacted for clarifications or to make an appointment via email