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

Child development: a neurodevelopmental approach  (Corso Elettivo)

Course code
4S004105
Name of lecturer
Alessandro Simonati
Coordinator
Alessandro Simonati
Number of ECTS credits allocated
1
Academic sector
MED/26 - NEUROLOGY
Language of instruction
Italian
Period
1° semestre dal Oct 1, 2020 al Dec 23, 2020.

Lesson timetable

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Learning outcomes

Main goal of the course is to introduce the students to the principles of child development, as well as to supply them with tools to learn about development of cognitive, emotional and social functions. That represents the theoretical background necessary to learn about main issues related to Neurodevelopmental Disorders and Intellectul Disability. Aims of the course are: neurobiological foundations of central nervous system development; its relationship of the onset of motor, cognitive, social and emotional functions; developmental trajectories from birth to school-age. The role and influences of enviromental (including familiar) elements during the process of function maturiation and competence acquisition. Developmental features of children during the first year of life, the pre-school and school-age will be outlined. Major neurodevelopmental disorders will be described, outlining the main clinical features, the diagnostic approaches and the differential treatments available.

Syllabus

Main goal of the course is to introduce the students to the principles of child development, as well as to supply them with tools to learn about development of cognitive, emotional and social functions. That represents the theoretical background necessary to learn about main issues related to Neurodevelopmental Disorders and Intellectul Disability. Aims of the course are: neurobiological foundations of central nervous system development; its relationship of the onset of motor, cognitive, social and emotional functions; developmental trajectories from birth to school-age. The role and influences of enviromental (including familiar) elements during the process of function maturiation and competence acquisition. Developmental features of children during the first year of life, the pre-school and school-age will be outlined. Major neurodevelopmental disorders will be described, outlining the main clinical features, the diagnostic approaches and the differential treatments available.

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
Mary D Sheridan Dalla Nascita ai Cinque Anni Raffaello Cortina 2009
DF Egan Developmental Examination of Infants and Preschool Children Mac Keith Press 1990
TB Brazelton Il Bambino da 0-3 Anni Fabbri Editore 2003
MS Mahler, F Pine, A Bergman La Nascita Psicologica del Bambino Boringhieri 1984
C Alvarez Le Leggi Naturali del Bambino Mondadori 2017
M Ammanniti Manuale di Psicopatologia dell'Infanzia Raffaello Cortina 2001
Docente del corso Materiale didattico: slides delle lezioni e articoli suggeriti nel programma 2020
P Levi Se questo è un uomo Einaudi 2005

Assessment methods and criteria

22 ottobre 2020 h 17.30-19.30
Auletta ex Laboratorio di Neuropatologia (VII piano Lotto A) Policlinico GB Rossi
Anno IV-V-VI





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