Introduction to pediatric neurology

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Introduction to pediatric neurology
Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information below is subject to change, in particular that concerning the teaching mode (presential, distance or in a comodal or hybrid format).
4 credits
30.0 h
Ghariani Sophie;

The prerequisite(s) for this Teaching Unit (Unité d’enseignement – UE) for the programmes/courses that offer this Teaching Unit are specified at the end of this sheet.
Main themes
I. Brain development
II. Neurological examination of the child
III. Acute Neurological Disorders
IV. Developmental Disorders

At the end of this learning unit, the student is able to :

1 At the end of the course, the student will have acquired the necessary knowledge (genetic, neurological and symptomatology bases) to understand how cerebral pathology affects cognitive, motor and language development. The student will also understand the information needed for neuropediatric assessment as a speech therapist. In the light of the learning outcomes framework, the course is aimed primarily at getting students to:
A1. Master a knowledge base that helps to understand and explain: b) the normal and pathological development of language, communication and computation.
D2. Interact and constructively collaborate with different actors involved in a given situation, integrate into a team and participate to its dynamics in learning situations.
Second, this course aims to get students to:
A2. Observe, analyze, model, criticize and interpret in an argumentative way:
(B) A situation (relating to the normal and pathological development of language, communication and arithmetic) with reference to theories and research findings, methods and tools related to speech therapy, and based on knowledge from psychology, medicine and linguistics.
B1. Critical evaluation of knowledge:
(B) relating to normal and pathological functioning of a person in speech therapy.
I. Brain development
II. Neurological examination of the child: outline and major syndromes
III. Acute neurological disorders: Epilepsy impact on cognition and language; headache and in this context, cerebral tumours with specific management; Abnormal movements: TICS and TOCS; Traumatic brain injury and impact on cognitive development and language
IV. Developmental disorders: (1) Global developmental delay; (2) Predominant motor disorder: Cerebral palsy and impact on cognitive development and language, swallowing disorders; Neuro-muscular diseases; Neurodegenerative diseases; Spina bifida; (3) Intellectual deficit: Genetic and environmental causes; Description of some genetic pathologies (X-fragile, Down syndrome, tuberous sclerosis, etc.) or of environmental origin; (4) Autistic Table
Teaching methods

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information in this section is particularly likely to change.

Lectures with illustrations (clinical vignettes and videos)
Faculty or entity

Programmes / formations proposant cette unité d'enseignement (UE)

Title of the programme
Bachelor in Psychology and Education : Speech and Language Therapy