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Course syllabus BSPP90112 - Mental development disorders (FPS - 2020/2021 - post-graduate studies)

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Pan-european University
Faculty of Psychology
Course unit code:
Course unit title: Mental development disorders
Planned learning activities and teaching methods:
lecture12 hours per semester of study (on-site method)

Credits allocated: 4
Recommended semester/trimester: 4. semester of doctoral program in both internal and external forms of study
Level of study: 3.
Prerequisites for registration:
Assessment methods:
Independent study of recommended literature, active participation in the lectures, oral exam has a form of discussion around particular topics.
Learning outcomes of the course unit:
The aim of the course is to obtain a good overview in the field of neurodevelopmental disorders as they are conceptualized in DSM-5. The course deepens knowledge in topics included in the pregraduate course Developmental disorders (MPSY1008) such as concept of development in cognitive psychology and psychopathology, genes-environment relations in developmental disorders, methodological approaches to the study of developmental disorders.
Course contents:
- Current classification of neurodevelopmental disorders
- Research methodology: longitudinal design, intervention studies
- Genetics, epigenetics and environment - factors of development
- Etiopathogenesis of neurodevelopmental disorders
- Relation between psychical and intellectual development
- Early intervention in neurodevelopmental disorders
Recommended or required reading:
MIKULAJOVÁ, M. Utváranie ranej gramotnosti v norme a patológii. Brno: Institut vzdělávání Sokrates, 2018.
SROUFE, A. The Concept of Development in Developmental Psychopathology.  [online]. 2009. URL: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2780349/.
BISHOP, D. Developmental cognitive genetics: How psychology can inform genetics and vice versa.  [online]. 2015. URL: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2409179/.

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Assessed students in total: 0

Name of lecturer(s): prof. PhDr. Eva Gajdošová, PhD. (person responsible for course)
prof. PhDr. Marína Mikulajová, CSc. (examiner, instructor, lecturer)
Last modification:
18. 9. 2020

Last modification made by Mgr. Lenka Sekretárová on 09/18/2020.

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