Second level master's degree in Pediatric Endocrinology and Diabetology
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Second level master's degree in Pediatric Endocrinology and Diabetology

  • Chief_ Stefano Cianfarani
  • Coordinator_ Marco Cappa
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The Master’s purpose is to educate professionals and give them certified expertise to do assistance and research activity, mostly clinical, in the field of Pediatric Endocrinology and Diabetology.

A value added to this Master is to refer to all the knowledge areas contemplated by the Syllabus, which is a program finalized to the signing-in process of the European Pediatrician Endocrinologists and Pediatricians involved in Endocrinologic Patologies, approved by the European Society of Paediatric Endocrinology (ESPE).

Thus, to get this Master means to be able to compete for positions within all Europe, with a CV that is approved and recognized by the ESPE.


The Master's costs € 3.500,00 (+ € 130,00 for the degree certificate e € 32,00 of stamp duty, € 16,00 per year).

The amount will be paid in two flats; one each Academic Year.

Master organization

The Master lasts two years. The activity foresees 60 ECTS, equal to 1500 hours of total commitment for the student, of which:

  • 750 hours of regular classes
  • 510 hours of e-learning

Remaining hours are dedicated to stages/internships and/or to a personal project or individual study.

The Master is held in four months and implies regular classes, with the interactive discussion of clinical cases, interactive forums and practical sessions at the Unit of Endocrinology.

The long-distance education will take place through a dedicated e-learning platform


  • Principles of clinical management
  • Pathophysiology of hormone action
  • Molecular endocrinology of the endocrine system
  • Anatomy and embryology of the endocrine system
  • Endocrinology of fetal growth and development
  • Neuroendocrinology
  • Endocrine implications of chronic diseases
  • Anthropometry
  • Normal and aberrant growth
  • Principles and methods of laboratory
  • Genetics of the endocrine disorders
  • Physiology and pathology of puberty
  • Physiology and pathology of thyroid
  • Physiology and pathology of adrenal glands
  • Endocrine disruptors
  • Obesity and metabolic alterations
  • Disorders of mineral metabolism
  • Disorders of water-electrolyte balance
  • Polyendocrine disorders
  • Multiple endocrine neoplasia
  • Paraneoplastic syndromes
  • Psychological impact of endocrine diseases
  • Principles of biostatistics and evidence based medicine
  • Type 1 diabetes
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Hypoglicaemia and hyperinsulinism
  • Genetic syndromes and endocrine disorders
  • Imaging in endocrine diseases
  • Disorders of sexual development
  • Hormones and athletic performance


The enrollment to the Master is incompatible with the simultaneous registration to other degrees.
The Master is designed for Medicine graduates who are members of the Medical Register, holding a Residency in Endocrinology or Pediatrics.
Foreign applicants, EU and non-EU, currently resident in Italy with a regular working or studying visa can enroll to the Master's.
The registration of non-EU citizens resident abroad is regulated through a special legislation.
Italians, EU or non-EU citizens, in possession of a foreign academic degree which has not yet been declared equivalent to an Italian degree must apply for recognition of their title on the form for admission to the admission test.




Bizzarri Carla

Cambiaso Paola

Cappa Marco

Manca Bitti Maria Luisa

Raponi Massimiliano