00736 - Child Neuropsychiatry

Academic Year 2021/2022

  • Docente: Annio Posar
  • Credits: 1
  • SSD: MED/39
  • Language: Italian
  • Teaching Mode: Traditional lectures
  • Campus: Bologna
  • Corso: First cycle degree programme (L) in Neurophysiopathology techniques (cod. 8482)

Learning outcomes

At the end of the module the student acquires the knowledge and ability to understand the main neuropsychiatric diseases of the child, their definition and classification, and the criteria used for diagnosis.

Course contents


- epilepsies with onset in developmental age: clinical and electroencephalographic features;

- conditions characterized by subcontinuous/continuous electroencephalographic paroxysmal abnormalities during sleep, with particular attention to their neuropsychological and neurobehavioural implications;

- neurodevelopmental disorders (in particular: autism spectrum disorder, intellectual disability, ADHD);

- disorders of consciousness in the developmental age;

- infantile cerebral palsy.


Recommended text:

Michele Roccella: Neuropsichiatria dell'Infanzia e dell'Adolescenza, second edition, Piccin, 2019.

Teaching methods

Frontal lessons (in presence and/or remotely) using PowerPoint presentations.

Attending the lessons is very important for the learning and therefore for the exam.

Assessment methods

Oral exam, consisting of two questions, designed to assess the achievement of the following learning objectives:

- knowledge of the usefulness of the electroencephalogram in neuropsychiatric pathologies of the developmental age;

- knowledge of the features of the electroencephalogram during waking and sleep in neuropsychiatric pathologies of developmental age.

The exam will be passed if the result will be al least sufficient, that is 18/30. The highest grade will be 30 cum laude and it will be obtained by answering the questions appropriately with good abilities to show and rehash the covered topics.

Gradation of the final grade:

Preparation on a very limited number of topics covered in the course and analytical skills that emerge only with the help of the teacher, expression in an overall correct language → 18-19;
Preparation on a limited number of topics covered in the course and ability of autonomous analysis only on purely executive matters, expression in correct language → 20-24;
Preparation on a large number of topics covered in the course, ability to make independent choices of critical analysis, mastery of specific terminology → 25-29;
Basically exhaustive preparation on the topics covered in the course, ability to make autonomous choices of critical analysis and connection, full mastery of specific terminology and ability to argue and self-reflection → 30-30L.

Each topic covered in class can be examined.

Aids will only be possible in specific cases according to the regulations in force.

Teaching tools

During the lessons, lecture notes on the topics covered will be provided to students in the form of a file with a .pdf extension.

Office hours

See the website of Annio Posar


Good health and well-being

This teaching activity contributes to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals of the UN 2030 Agenda.