39166 - Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation in Paediatrics (CE)

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Academic Year 2019/2020

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course the student has the knowledge and ability to understand the patterns of abnormal movements, the neurological, motor, and sensory functional balance in the main developmental disorders.

Course contents

Motor development: the development of global motor skills, changes in posture, spontaneous motility pre-locomotive patterns and locomotory patterns. The evolution catching and manipulation, mirror neurons. The evolution of visual functions; motor development and cognitive development. Motor development and environmental interactions. Cerebral paralysis: defining cerebral childhood paralysis (PCI) according to various authors (Milani Comparetti, Bobath, Bottos, Ferrari), early diagnosis and prediction. Obstetrician paralysis: clinical diagnosis, examination and treatment. Neuromuscular disease: clinical diagnosis. Physical examination and treatment.Bifid spine: clinical diagnosis. Physical examination and treatment. infant at risk And preterm infant: Assessment of premature and newborn at risk. Neurological examination; the care of preterm infants in intensive care; respiratory problems.

Readings/Bibliography


Bertozzi L., Montanari L., Morra I. "Architettura delle funzioni - Lo sviluppo neuromotorio del bambino fra normalità e patologia" Ed. Springer

Borelli g., Neviani R., Sghedoni A., Ovi A." la fisioterapia nella PCI. la funzione cammino." Springer2016

Prechtl- Beitema "L'esame neurologico del neonato a termine" Ed. Ambrosiana

Egan, Illingworth, Mac Keith "Esame di screening dello sviluppo da 0 a 5 anni" Ed.Ambrosiana

Bobath "Lo sviluppo nei diversi tipi di paralisi cerebrale Infantile" Ed. Ghedini

M. Bottos "Paralisi cerebrale infantile: diagnosi precoce e trattamento tempestivo" Ed. Ghedini

A. Brazelton "La scala di valutazione del comportamento del neonato" Ed. Masson

B. Touwen " L'esame del bambino con disfunzione neurologica minore" Ed. Ambrosiana

Ferrari A, Lodesani M, Muzzini S,: (1993) "Paralisi cerebrali infantile. Storia naturale e

orientamenti riabilitativi" Ed. Del Cerro

Ferrari A, Cioni G.: "Le forme spastiche della paralisi cerebrale infantile" Ed Springer (2005)

Ferrari A,: "Malattie neuromuscolari: appunti di clinica e riabilitazione" Ed Ghedini (1983)

Ferrari A., Reverberi S., Benedetti MG. " L'arto inferiore nella PCI. Semeiotica e chirurgia funzionale ." Springer 2013

Fedrizzi E. : "I disordini dello sviluppo motorio" Ed Piccin (2004)

Teaching methods


Lectures and interactive; discussion in plenary of videos;

Assessment methods


Oral exam with questions and discussion with the individual teacher.

Teaching tools


All lectures in power point of the teacher and videos used in the DVD are available to students of the course.

Office hours

See the website of Paola Maltoni