Combined Bachelor's + Master's degree in Medicine and Surgery

Autism Spectrum Disorders: clinic, etiology, research  (Corso Elettivo)

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Leonardo Zoccante
Leonardo Zoccante
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Corsi elettivi 1° semestre dal Oct 8, 2018 al Dec 21, 2018.

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Learning outcomes

The objectives of this course for students are the following: to increase their knowledge in Autism Spectrum Disorders, to understand how different could be clinical and etiological features of Autism, starting with the analysis of deficitary functions in communication and socialization. Furthermore I would like to share with students a few neuropsychological interpretive models at the hearth of these disorders and, finally, let them know what is the current state of knowledge about the main topics of scientific research


During my course I would like to have 4 lessons with students concerning the following topics about Autism and Related Disorders.
- 1st Lesson: "clinical features of Autism and Related Disorders inside the Autistic Spectrum, Etiological and environmental causes promoting the development of Autism.
- 2nd Lesson: "Functional areas and related deficits in Autism: communication and social abilities"
- 3rd Lesson: "Neuropsychological models at the hearth of cerebral functioning in Autistic patients"
- 4th Lesson: "State of art and knowledge concerning the main topics of scientific research on Autism"

Assessment methods and criteria

Appropriateness based simply on students attendance. Academic Year 2018 / 2019 (first semester). Classroom number to be advised in "Lente Didattica". First lesson (17th November 2018 at 17 PM). Second Lesson (27th November 2018 at 17 PM). Third Lesson (4th December 2018 at 17 PM). Fourth Lesson (18th December 2018 at 17 PM). The end of my course will be formally on 18th of December 2018.


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