Academic Year 2015/2016 - 2° Year
Teaching Staff: Martino RUGGIERI
Credit Value: 5
Teaching Mode: Traditional lectures
Taught classes: 30 hours
Term / Semester:

Detailed Course Content

So as to provide the students with the basic and fundamental principles of paediatrics and paediatric diseases the course will deal with basic principles of anatomy and physiology in the developmental age, moving then to the main conditions affecting organs illustrating the causes and the basic mechanisms of diseases, thr social impact of diseases during childhood and the main clinical manifestations along with the most important and recent therapeutic strategies.


Thus, the topics will deal with the most frequent conditions affecting children during development. These topics will represent the most frequent medical conditions faced by psychologists. In addition the course will include basic notions of nutrition, growth and development modalities along with related neurological, behaviour and cognitive problems.



  1. GENERAL TOPICS: Paediatrics (general concepts); History of paediatrics and infancy across the centuries; vaccination procedures; nutrition and feeding procedures; personal hygiene; principles of genetics and heredity; rare disease.

SPECIALTY PAEDIATRICS: cardiology, respiratory medicine, gastroenterology, neurology, haematology, oncology, endocrinology, rheumatology, infectious diseases, and dermatology.

Textbook Information

Bona G. - Miniero R. Pediatria Pratica. IX edizione, Torino: Edizioni Minerva Pediatrica, 2013


De Martino M. Pediatria. Napoli; EdiSES, 2012


Marcadante KJ, Kliegman RM, Jenson HB, Behrman RE. Nelson: Manuale di Pediatria, 6a edizione (edizione italiana a cura di Bernardi L, Biondi A, Bravaccio C, Corsello G, Giovannini M, Perilongo G, Plebani A, Riccardi R, Riva E). Milano: Elsevier, 2012


IN PREPARATION: Ruggieri M, et al. Pediatria Generale e Specialistica [Per i corsi di Laurea in Medicina e Chirurgia, in Scienze dell’Educazione e della Formazione, Scienze Pedagogiche, Psicologia ed in Professioni Sanitarie]. Roma: “Il Pensiero Scientifico Editore”, 2017.