Within the research into behaviour and cognition, the multidisciplinary approach has strongly developed in the last decade. Research of physiological and pathological processes in the central nervous system requires cooperation of behavioural scientists, neuropsychologists, neurophysiologists, molecular biologists, cellular biologists and clinical genetic engineers.
The aim of this course is to provide basic knowledge on biological and genetic mechanisms, so that the students have the possibility in the course of their training to continue in the above-mentioned multidisciplinary aspects of research. Eventually, this wider vision will also be necessary in practice, for diagnostics as well as for aid.
No specific primary knowledge or primary training is required.
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Is also included in other courses
- Bachelor of Political and Social Sciences 180 ects.
- Bachelor of Educational Sciences (Abridged Programme - being phased out as from 2011-2012) (Major: Orthopedagogics) 94 ects.
- Bachelor of Educational Sciences (Option: Orthopedagogics) 180 ects.
The course aims to first provide insight into the structure and function of the cell and nucleus.
From here, we will elaborately discuss the laws that determine the heredity of hereditary characteristics in human beings. Each time, we will mainly discuss a number of examples of monogenous and polygenous disorders and chromosomal abnormalities in extenso.
In the second part of the course, we will mainly discuss the present biological knowledge of mental handicaps, behavioural disorders and psychiatric diseases. Different disorders (21-trisomy, fragile-X, dysmorphological disorders) will also be discussed concretely.