Childhood neuro and psycomotricity

TERAPIA DELLA NEURO E PSICOMOTRICITA' DELL'ETA' EVOLUTIVA
Bachelor
A.Y. 2020/2021
L/SNT2 - Health professions for rehabilitation
Bachelor
180
ECTS
Access
Limited enrollment with admission test
3
Years
Course location
Milano, Bosisio Parini (LC)
Language
Italian

Graduates in Childhood Neuro and Psycomotricity are healthcare professionals who, in collaboration with multi-professional teams of child neuropsychiatrists and the other branches of paediatrics, carry out preventive, therapeutic and rehabilitative procedures relating to neuropsychiatric conditions in children, in the areas of neuro-psychomotility, neuropsychology and developmental psychopathology.

On the basis of the relevant diagnoses and medical prescriptions and within their sphere of competence, graduates adapt therapeutic procedures on the basis of the specific characteristics of the infant or adolescent being treated, using versatile clinical pictures which develop over time in line with emerging functions.

As part of a multi-professional team, they identify and draw up a preventive, care and rehabilitative programme geared at meeting the health requirements of children with developmental disabilities. They implement curative and rehabilitative procedures for perceptive, motor and neurocognitive disorders, and symbolisation and interaction-related disorders that the child has suffered from birth.  They also carry out procedures directed at the integration of individuals suffering from disabilities and neuro-psychomotor and cognitive handicaps.

As part of a multi-professional team, graduates collaborate with school personnel to implement preventive and functional diagnosis procedures and the dynamic functional strategy of the educational programme selected.

Graduates:

  • perform curative treatments for neuro-psychomotor, psychomotor and neuropsychological disabilities in infants and adolescents, using specific treatments targeted at the age range and individual stage of development in question;
  • implement procedures to evaluate the interrelation between affective, cognitive and motor functions for each individual neurological, neuropsychological and psychopathologic disorder in childhood and adolescence;
  • identify the need and produce a diagnostic and curative report that includes somatic representation and corporeal experience, general functional ability and object relations;
  • draw up and produce a curative programme which employs neuro-motor models and projects as mental acts and cognitive and metacognitive instruments.

They also:

  • use corporeal dynamics as a combination of mental functions and interpersonal relations;
  • assess the use of prostheses and aids in relation to the neuro-psychological benefit and psychopathological risk involved;
  • assist in the functional rehabilitation process for all acute and chronic pathologies of childhood and adolescence;
  • document the compatibility of the rehabilitation methodology employed and the functional recovery goals and the specific characteristics of pathologies which change over time;
  • carry out study, didactic, specific applied research and professional consulting activities;
  • contribute to the training of support staff, and assist directly in the continuous updating of their professional profile. 

Child and adolescent neuro and psychomotor therapists can take up positions within the National and Regional Health Service, in a freelance or employed capacity. They can also enter roles in public and private Scientific Recovery and Treatment Institutes, as well as in accredited private facilities, clinics and rehabilitation centres, state education facilities or local authorities.

Employment statistics (Almalaurea)

Admission: Limited enrolment with admission test.

English language

Students are expected to attain level B1 proficiency in English.

Proficiency may be certified at the time of matriculation by submitting a certificate of level B1 language proficiency or better, or by sitting the SLAM (University Language Centre) placement test during the first year of studies only, between September and December. Students who do not pass the test must follow the SLAM language courses and obtain appropriate certification within the year the plan of study calls for a language exam.

Mandatory

Courses list

year
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Clinical practice 1 15 375 Italian MED/48
Morphological sciences 7 70 Italian BIO/09 BIO/16 BIO/17
- Histology1
- Human anatomy3
- Physiology3
Pedagogy and social anthropology sciences 5 50 Italian M-DEA/01 M-PED/01 SPS/07
- Demoetnoanthropological studies2
- General sociology1
- Theories and science of education and social education2
First semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Basis of Physics, Statistics, Epidemiology and Radiation protection 5 50 Italian FIS/07 MED/01 MED/36 MED/42
- Applied physics2
- Diagnostic imaging and radiotherapy1
- Hygiene and public health1
- Medical statistics1
Biology and Biochemistry 5 50 Italian BIO/10 BIO/13
- Biochemistry2
- Experimental biology3
General and social psychology 6 60 Italian M-PSI/01 M-PSI/05
- General psychology4
- Social psychology2
Second semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Interactive laboratory 1 2 30 Italian MED/48
Methodologies in Neuro and Psychomotor Therapy - guidlines to clinical practice 1 9 90 Italian MED/39 MED/45 MED/48
- Child neuropsychiatry2
- Neuropsychiatric and rehabilitation nursing sciences6
- Nursing sciences: general, clinical and paediatric1
Undefined
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Computer Science Course 3 30 Italian INF/01
English assessment B1 (2 ECTS) 2 0 Italian
Study plan rules
Elettivi - Lo studente, al primo anno, deve altresì maturare 2 CFU in attività formative a scelta.
year
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Clinical practice 2 20 500 Italian MED/48
First semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Clinical psychology of the development 6 60 Italian M-PED/03 M-PSI/04 M-PSI/08
- Clinical psychology3
- Developmental and educational psychology2
- Special education and pedagogy1
Internal Medicine and Pharmacological Bases of Therapy 9 90 Italian BIO/14 MED/09 MED/34
- Internal medicine3
- Pharmacology4
- Physical and rehabilitation medicine2
Medical pathology 4 40 Italian MED/04 MED/05
- Clinical pathology2
- Experimental medicine and pathophysiolog2
Second semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Interactive laboratory 2 2 30 Italian MED/48
Methodologies in Neuro and Psychomotor Therapy - guidlines to clinical practice 2 10 100 Italian L-ART/07 MED/39 MED/48
- Child neuropsychiatry4
- Musicology and history of music1
- Neuropsychiatric and rehabilitation nursing sciences5
Pediatry, neurology and neurogenetics 6 60 Italian MED/03 MED/26 MED/38
- General and subspecialty paediatrics1
- Medical genetics1
- Neurology4
Study plan rules
Elettivi - Lo studente, al secondo anno, deve altresì maturare 2 CFU in attività formative a scelta.
year
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Clinical practice 3 25 250 Italian MED/48
First semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Bioengeneering and Prosthetics 4 40 Italian ING-INF/06 MED/48
- Electronic and informatics bioengineering3
- Neuropsychiatric and rehabilitation nursing sciences1
Child psychiatry and neuropsychiatry 7 70 Italian MED/25 MED/39
- Child neuropsychiatry6
- Psychiatry1
Clinical interdisciplinary sciences 4 40 Italian MED/30 MED/31 MED/32 MED/33
- Audiology1
- Eye diseases1
- Musculoskeletal system diseases1
- Otorhinolaryngology1
Methodologies in Neuro and Psychomotor Therapy - guidlines to clinical practice 3 9 90 Italian M-PSI/05 MED/34 MED/41 MED/48
- Anaesthesiology1
- Neuropsychiatric and rehabilitation nursing sciences4
- Physical and rehabilitation medicine2
- Social psychology2
Second semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Interactive laboratory 3 2 30 Italian MED/48
Conclusive activities
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Final exam 7 0 Italian
Study plan rules
Elettivi - Lo studente, al terzo anno, deve altresì maturare 2 CFU in attività formative a scelta.
Location
Milano, Bosisio Parini (LC)
Course locations
Il Corso si articola su due Sezioni: l'IRCCS Eugenio Medea, Associazione La Nostra Famiglia, via Don Luigi Monza 20, Bosisio Parini - Lecco (coordinatore didattico dott.ssa Valeria Flori) e l'IRCCS "Santa Maria Nascente", Fondazione Don Gnocchi, via Capecelatro 66, Milano (coordinatore didattico dott.ssa Anna Colombo).
Il primo semestre di corso si terrà a Sezioni congiunte presso il Polo didattico di Vialba presso l'Ospedale Luigi Sacco, via G.B. Grassi 74, Milano.

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