02939 - Sexology

Academic Year 2021/2022

  • Teaching Mode: Traditional lectures
  • Campus: Bologna
  • Corso: First cycle degree programme (L) in Midwifery (cod. 9201)

Learning outcomes

The course aims to equip students with practical and theoretical skills about self knowledge, and about relations to others, including a respectful attitude towards people with different sexual orientations and sexual practices. Specific learning outcomes include: knowledge of the basic theoretical and practical skills and knowledge necessary to address the different aspects of human sexuality.

Course contents

The course proposes, through theories, stories and experiences, a reflection on sexual and affective education, with particular reference to adolescents. A focus will be provided on gender education too.

The module will focus on the acquisition of skills necessary to train a reflective professional, who will be aware of their cognitive, emotional and communicative-relational processes to address the different aspects of human sexuality.

The course will be provided in a pedagogical perspective, aimed at focusing on the educational aspects related to care and communication related to the issues of affectivity and sexuality.


Suggested readings:

N.Landi, Il piacere non è nel programma di Scienze! Educare alla sessualità oggi, in Italia, Meltemi, 2017 (Solo Introduzione, Capitolo terzo, Capitolo quarto).

C.Cretella, I.M. Sanchez, Lessico familiare. Per un dizionario ragionato della violenza contro le donne, Settenove, 2014. (Verranno indicate le parti a lezione).


Teaching methods

Classes will mix theoretical presentations, readings, watching videos (movies and documentary). Discussion and dialogue with students will be constantly promoted.

Assessment methods

The exam consists in a written test.

Office hours

See the website of Silvia Demozzi


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