84491 - Neonatology

Academic Year 2021/2022

  • Docente: Arianna Aceti
  • Credits: 1
  • SSD: MED/38
  • Language: Italian
  • Teaching Mode: Traditional lectures
  • Campus: Bologna
  • Corso: Single cycle degree programme (LMCU) in Medicine and Surgery (cod. 9210)

Learning outcomes

Describe the clinical manifestations, etiology, epidemiology, risk factors, natural history, diagnosis, staging, prognostic indicators and management of the major neonatal diseases and conditions, with emphasis on those most commonly encountered in the clinical practice. Identify themajor diagnostic and therapeutic options for each encountered clinical scenario, recognizing the impact of age on disease manifestation and treatment. Describe the impact of prematurity on neonatal health, and recognize the need for neonatal intensive care. Recognize conditions for referral to genetic counselling.

Course contents

Cardiovascular transition at birth and neonatal CV physiology. Congenital heart disease.

Respiratory transition at birth and neonatal respiratory physiology. Lung disease in term and preterm infants.

Neonatal neurology. Normal neurological examination of the newborn. Neonatal encephalopathy.

Neonatal jaundice

Preterm newborns. Diseases of prematurity (intraventricular hemorrhage, chronic lung disease, necrotizing enterocolitis, retinopathy of prematurity) and long term outcomes.


Nelson - Essential of Pediatrics

Teaching methods

Lectures supported by slides

Assessment methods

Assessment methods

The purpose of the oral exam is to verify the student's ability to apply knowledge and to make the required deductive reasoning and logic.

Grade point scale:

Preparation on very limited number of topics covered during the course and developing of analytical skills only with the assistance of the professor, using the proper language → 18-19;

Preparation on limited number of topics covered during the course and analytical skills only on purely executive matters, using the proper language → 20-24;

Preparation on large number of topics covered during the course, ability to make independent choices of critical thinking, mastery of specific terminology → 25-29;

Exhaustive preparation on the topics covered during the course, ability to make autonomous choices of critical thinking and connection, full mastery of specific terminology, argue and self-reflection skills → 30-30 cum laude.

Office hours

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Good health and well-being

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