Full course description
The course covers normal and abnormal life span development of (neuro) behavioural functions (e.g., higher-level functioning including attention and executive functioning). Some of the most prevalent (neuro) behavioural disorders (e.g., ADHD, ASD, OCD/anxiety and depression) will be discussed. Risk factors and factors modulating neurobehavioral functioning (such as genetics, hormonal influences, stress-responsiveness, sleep and medication) are also considered. Students will critically read publications and judge on experimental designs, research methods, theories and new developments.
- obtain knowledge and be able to explain about the most common neurobehavioral disorders;
- be able to differentiate these disorders from a healthy life span development by focusing on brain-behaviour relations;
- be able to distinguish modulating factors;
- learn to apply their knowledge by critically evaluating theoretical positions and case reports.
- C.W.E.M. Quaedflieg
- M. Schwartze