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. 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.
Urinary Tract Infections.
Fever and Febrile seizures.
Infections of CNS (meningitis, encephalitis).