Degree course: 
Corso di First cycle degree in Professional education
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Course type: 
Basic compulsory subjects
Second semester
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Lesson (20 hours)


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The course provide to the students theoretical basis to understand the foundamental mechanisms that regulate the normal and pathological functioning and development of the body-mind system in humans.
The course is composed by two parts: (I) Psychology; (II) Genetics
(I) PSYCHOLOGY – Teacher: Dott.ssa Eugenia Trotti
The target is to provide students with the theoretical foundations of Psychology that contribute to explaining the functioning and the development of the bio-psycho-social entity called “personality”.
(II) GENETICS – Teacher: Dott. Roberto Valli
The target of the course of Medical Genetics will be to provide to the students the basis of the knowledge of the genic and chromosomal mechanisms that could explain human pathologies.

(I) PSYCHOLOGY (20 hours)
Normal e patological personality. Basic theories and models:
Psicodinamic approach: S. Freud, O. Kernberg, J. Bowlby.
Behaviourism: S-R paradigm
Cognitivism: Rationalist and Post-razionalist models
Humanistic Psychology: C. Rogers and A. Maslow
Sistemic model.
Evolutionism and Neuroscience in the explanation of human adjustment and behaviour.
Psycho-Neuro-Endocrine-Immunology in the explanation of human response and adjustment to stress.
(II) GENETICS (20 hours)
The molecules of life – Mitosis and Meiosis.
Mendel’s laws
Humans pedigrees: study and analysis.
Chromosome structure
Genic and chromosomal mutations. Mechanisms of formation and conseguences.
Chromosomal sex determination. Medical genetics of pathologies related to sex chromosomes
Medical genetics of Down’s, Edwards’ and Patau’s Syndrome. Uniparental disomy and genomic imprinting. Genetic consequences and examples of some related syndomes.
Fragiel X Syndrome, Huntington’s disease

- PasserM, Holt N, et al. “Psicologia Generale”. Milano, Mc GrawHill Ed. 2015
- slides of the lessons
- E. S. Tobias, M Connor, M. Ferguson-Smith - Fondamenti di Genetica Medica – Pearson
- L. Tiepolo, U. Laudani: Le basi biologiche dell’ereditarietà - 3° ed. Editore La Goliardica Pavese



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