57179 - General and Specialised Paediatrics (AK-B)

Academic Year 2021/2022

  • Teaching Mode: Traditional lectures
  • Campus: Bologna
  • Corso: Single cycle degree programme (LMCU) in Medicine and Surgery (cod. 8415)

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course, the student has basic knowledge of the diseases that originate and / or occur during the development of the organism. In particular, the student is able to: - frame the processes that lead to the somato-functional maturation of the individual; - understand the specific "health needs" of the period of life from birth to adolescence; - identify the main pediatric diseases through the correct anamnestic collection and clinical reasoning to define a diagnostic hypothesis; - indicate the most appropriate investigations to confirm the diagnostic hypothesis; - know the main therapeutic interventions of childhood pathology.

Course contents

Growth and growth pathology, Pubertal development and puberty pathology, Main genetic and chromosomal diseases, Hypogonadism and disorders of sexual differentiation, Congenital and acquired thyroid disease in pediatric age, Neonatal screening, Rickets, childhood obesity, Type 1 diabetes mellitus, hereditary metabolic diseases.


Nelson - Textbook of Pedaitricsi pediatria ( online access included )

by Marcdante - Kliegman - Nelson • 2019

Teaching methods


Assessment methods

Interview with the student shared with the teachers of the integrated course.

Graduation of the final grade: Preparation on a very limited number of topics covered in the course and analytical skills that emerge only with the help of the teacher, expressed in an overall correct language → 18-19; Preparation on a limited number of topics covered in the course and ability to autonomous analysis only on purely executive matters, expression in correct language → 20-24; Preparation on a large number of topics covered in the course, ability to make independent choices of critical analysis, mastery of specific terminology → 25-29; Basically exhaustive preparation on the topics covered in the course, ability to make autonomous choices of critical analysis and connection, full mastery of specific terminology and ability to argue and self-reflection → 30-30L

Teaching tools

Slides, presentation of clinical cases

Office hours

See the website of Alessandra Cassio


Good health and well-being

This teaching activity contributes to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals of the UN 2030 Agenda.