Course syllabus MPSY9006 - Prenatal and perinatal psychology (FPS - SS 2019/2020)
|Faculty:||Faculty of Psychology|
|Course unit code:||MPSY9006|
|Course unit title:||Prenatal and perinatal psychology|
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|Level of study:||2.|
|Prerequisites for registration:||none|
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|Learning outcomes of the course unit:|
|Student will understand issues in prenatal and perinatal psychology. The student will gain knowledge about relations and possible effects and consequences of experiece during pregnancy, birth, the birth itself and shortly after birth on later child development. S/he will furthermore gain information about parents and their experience in relation to prenatal, perinatal and postnatal period. The course will also present basic diagnostics methods and techniques used in counselling in connection to prenatal and perinatal psychology.|
|1. Introduction fo prenatal and perinatal psychology, its position in psychology and its relation to other psychology disciplines.
2. History of prenatal and perinatal psychology. Importance of prenatal life in cultures. Ethical issues.
3. Prenatal education. Preparation for pregnancy and parenthood. Transition to parenthood. Specifics of parents- adoptive parents, pregnancy in early and later age.
4. Intrauterin development. Prenatal diagnostics and examinations. Preganancy and risk factors in pregnancy.
5. Slovak birth wards and legislation. Psychophysic preparation for birth. Birht. Risk factors during birth. Presence of other people during birth.
6. Shock and trauma from birth. Postnatal states, baby blues.
7. Newborn. Scales, reflexes, protosocial maturity and care about newborn. Conditions nad support of bonding.
8. Non wanted pregnancy, not wanted child, child for adoption.
9. Newborns-at-risk, premature newborns, newborns at the intensive care unit and children requiring special care. Psychological care for parents.
10. Prenatal and postnatal attachment. Meaning, types and diagnostics.
11. Child loss and bereavement.
12. Prenatal and perinatal care and psychological care in different EU countries and in the world, from the WHO perspective.
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|Language of instruction:||Slovak|
|Assessed students in total: 54|
|Name of lecturer(s):||Mgr. Katarína Greškovičová, PhD. (examiner, instructor, lecturer)|
prof. PhDr. Marína Mikulajová, CSc. (person responsible for course)
|Last modification:||11. 11. 2019|
|Supervisor:||prof. PhDr. Marína Mikulajová, CSc.|
Last modification made by Mgr. Lenka Sekretárová on 11/11/2019.