Brain and Mind Disorders in Childhood (BMRI5010)
UNIT OF STUDY
This unit of study provides an understanding of child development from conception to adolescence, looking at key genetic, psychological and environmental factors that contribute to clinical disorder. Classic pathologies such as mood disorder, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Autism Spectrum Disorders will be examined, as well as other forms of learning difficulty and cognitive impairment. The unit will discuss the influence on child development of familial, educational, social, economic and environmental and range of targeted interventions relevant to these groups. Students will also be introduced to strategies for holistic care and the importance of working with services including health, education and welfare. Part of this experience includes a site visit to a clinical centre to observe a diagnosis session taking place.
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Further unit of study information
1x2-hr lecture/week; 1x clinic site visit
case study analysis (20%), 1.5 hr multiple choice exam (50%), essay (30%)
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