Degree course: 
Corso di Long single cycle degree (6 years) in School of Dentistry
Academic year when starting the degree: 
Academic year in which the course will be held: 
Course type: 
Compulsory subjects, characteristic of the class
First Semester
Standard lectures hours: 
Detail of lecture’s hours: 
Lesson (36 hours)

No specific scientific knowledge beyond what provided in the previous years of the odontoiatric classes are required. There are no propedeutic requirements for this course.

Final Examination: 

Verification of learning:
- questions and answers during and at the end of each lessons
- final exams based on a written test with 30 multiple choice questions (to be answered in 30 minutes) related to the content of the course, the principal paediatric disorders and characteristics of children

Voto Finale

To provide the basic knowledge about the most common paediatric diseases focusing on alarm symptoms and signs at different ages, neurological and motor development, growing charts, normal paediatric values and ranges and specific disorders and syndromes with odontoiatric interest.

Paediatric ages, steps of development, pathological and warning signs
Fever and pain in children
Infections, immunodeficiency, immunization
Common diseases in children: trauma, seizures, foreign bodies and prevention of accidents
Nutrition, obesity and feeding problems in paediatric ages
Oral systemic disorders: celiac disease, gastroesophageal reflux, Crohn disease
Allergy and anaphylaxis
Cardiological disorders with odontoiatric interest
Paediatric mental disorders at a glance and syndromes with odontoiatric interest

The slides used during the course will be provided at the end of each lesson or upon request by mail.
The following text are suggested for further knowledge
- Pediatria pratica. Orientamenti diagnostici e terapeutici. Burgio G. Roberto, Martini Alberto. Edizioni Medico-Scientifiche, 2nd edizione, anno 2000.
- Vademecum Nelson trattato di Pediatria. Behrman RE, Kliegman RM, Jenson HB. Minerva Medica, anno 2004
- Maglietta V. Diagnosi e terapia pediatrica pratica. Casa Editrice Ambrosiana

The course is based on 36 hours of frontal lessons. Before and during the lessons the students may ask further explanation about unclear topic. The topics will be explained by using:
- slides and videos
- full-text papers on related paediatric disorders
literature and web references of specific topics
participation at pediatric clinic (upon request, after the course)

Reception hours on request by mail