Child Neuropsychiatry (2018/2019)

Course code
4S003780
Name of lecturer
Gaetano Cantalupo
Coordinator
Gaetano Cantalupo
Number of ECTS credits allocated
6
Academic sector
MED/39 - CHILD NEUROPSYCHIATRY
Language of instruction
Italian
Period
Sem. 2B dal Apr 8, 2019 al Jun 1, 2019.

Lesson timetable

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Learning outcomes

KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING
Knowledge aimed at understanding biological substrates and functional implications of neuropsychiatric diseases in the developmental age.

APPLYING KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING
Ability to recognize the different situations of discomfort deriving from the pathologies affecting central and peripheral nervous system.
Aptitude to understand the possible actions to overcome or attenuate neurological disability.

Syllabus

Anatomy and Embryology of the Nervous System
The neurological assessment of preterm infants
The neurological assessment of the full-term baby
The normal development of motor, cognitive, psychological, and relational functions
The use of MRI in the evaluation of brain maturation
The EEG use in the evaluation of brain maturation
The 'Floppy Infant' (clinical and instrumental framework for the etiological diagnosis)
The cerebral palsies
Infectious and inflammatory diseases of the central and peripheral nervous system
Sleep disorders
Epilepsies
Specific Learning Disabilities (SLD)
Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
Shaken baby syndrome and other forms of child abuse

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
Michele Roccella Neuropsichiatria infantile Piccin-Nuova Libraria 2007 9788829918942
Militerni, R. Neuropsichiatria infantile. (Edizione 5) Napoli: Idelson-Gnocchi. 2015 978-8-879-47610-2

Assessment methods and criteria

During the exam, candidates (both attending and not the lessons) will be asked to write a free composition on one of the themes included in the program. The vote, expressed on a 30-point scale, will take into account, in particular, the extent of topic understanding and the candidate's ability to expose relevant features in an organic and synthetic way through an appropriate use of the language.

STUDENT MODULE EVALUATION - 2017/2018