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School of Psychology
CLINICAL DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY
Course unit
ELEMENTS OF PEDIATRICS
PSP6074611, A.A. 2019/20

Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2018/19

Information on the course unit
Degree course Second cycle degree in
CLINICAL DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY
PS2292, Degree course structure A.Y. 2016/17, A.Y. 2019/20
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 6.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination ELEMENTS OF PEDIATRICS
Department of reference Department of Developmental Psychology and Socialisation
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction Italian
Branch PADOVA
Single Course unit The Course unit can be attended under the option Single Course unit attendance
Optional Course unit The Course unit can be chosen as Optional Course unit

Lecturers
Teacher in charge PAOLA FACCHIN MED/38

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Educational activities in elective or integrative disciplines MED/38 General and Specialised Pediatrics 6.0

Course unit organization
Period First semester
Year 2nd Year
Teaching method frontal

Type of hours Credits Teaching
hours
Hours of
Individual study
Shifts
Lecture 6.0 42 108.0 No turn

Calendar
Start of activities 07/10/2019
End of activities 18/01/2020
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2016 course timetable

Syllabus
Prerequisites: Knowledge of the main anatomical structures.
Target skills and knowledge: Knowledge of the main physiopathological characteristics connoting the developmental age.
Examination methods: The exam is written with open questions (1 hour). A brief answer is requested.
Assessment criteria: Students’ performance will be evaluated according to the following criteria:
- Completeness and exhaustiveness of the given answers
- Adequacy and coherency of the answers to the questions
- Logical congruence
- Ability to synthesize information
- Appropriate use of technical language
- Ability to answer correctly to the questions
Course unit contents: 1. Growth and development processes as basis of child and adolescent medicine;
2. Physiopathological processes according to life phases:
- Pre-conceptional phase and embrio-fetal health;
- Birth;
- Neonatal and childhood phase;
- Pre-school and school phase;
- Pre-adolescence and adolescence;
3. Causality, etiological chains, health promotion and disease risk factors, concepts of vulnerability and multi-problematical individuals and families;
4. Definitions of disease, present and developmental outcomes, patterns of activities, participation and social disadvantage applied to developmental age;
5. Genetic diseases and their impact on the family;
6. The child affected by a chronic disease: how many, which ones and which peculiarities;
7. The transition of the child affected by a chronic disease from pediatric to adult age;
8. Innovative therapies, advanced treatments and “heroic” therapies for children;
9. Pediatric palliative care.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: The course will take place according to the following teaching methodologies:
- Lectures
- Debates with students
- Experts’ interventions on specific themes of the course
Additional notes about suggested reading: Study materials will be indicated during the course.
The text indicated below is only for consultation.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • Kliegman, Robert; Nelson, Waldo Emerson, Nelson textbook of pediatrics[edited by] Robert M. Kliegman ... [et al.]. Philadelphia: Saunders Elsevier, 2011.