The newborn: classification and characteristics; Cardiovascular adaptation to extra-uterine life; Assessment of newborn; Neonatal Resuscitation.
The preterm infant and prematurity-related diseases (RDS, Patent Ductus Arteriosus, Necrotizing Enterocolitis, Peri-Intraventricular Hemorrhage).
Congenital Infections (Toxoplasmosis, Cytomegalovirus, Herpes, Rubella).
Major neonatal diseases: Perinatal Asphyxia, Hyperbilirubinemia, Neonatal Sepsis, Neonatal Hypoglycemia, Neonatal Seizures.
Nutrition in the 1st year of life: Breastfeeding; Feeding with formula milk; weaning.
Health checks in children. Growth and development stages. Common growth disorders.
Human genetics: patterns of inheritance, and the most common genetic diseases. Cystic fibrosis.
Chromosomal Disorders (Down Syndrome, Turner Syndrome, Klinefelter Syndrome)
Heart failure, Congenital Heart Disease (overview).
Upper and Lower Respiratory Tract Infections; Asthma.
Common Digestive System problems in childhood (vomiting, diarrhea, gastro-esophageal reflux, dehydration). Celiac disease. Food allergy.
Obesity. Diabetes Mellitus.
Congenital Anomalies of the Kidney and Urinary Tract; Urinary Tract Infections.
Fever and Febrile seizures.
Infections of CNS (meningitis, encephalitis).