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Cursus: FA-BA218
FA-BA218
The imprinted brain ‐ how genes set the balance between autism and psychosis
Cursus informatieRooster
CursuscodeFA-BA218
Studiepunten (ECTS)7,5
Categorie / Niveau2 (Bachelor Verdiepend)
CursustypeCursorisch onderwijs
VoertaalEngels
Aangeboden doorFaculteit Betawetenschappen; School of Pharmacy, fac. Betawetenschappen;
Contactpersoondr. G.M.H. Engels
Telefoon+31 6 20257227
E-mailG.M.H.Engels@uu.nl
Docenten
Contactpersoon van de cursus
dr. G.M.H. Engels
Overige cursussen docent
Blok
2  (11-11-2019 t/m 31-01-2020)
Aanvangsblok
2
TimeslotA: MA-ochtend, DI-namiddag, WO-ochtend
D: WO-middag, WO-namiddag, Vrijdag
Onderwijsvorm
Voltijd
Cursusinschrijving geopendvanaf 16-09-2019 t/m 29-09-2019
AanmeldingsprocedureOsiris
Inschrijven via OSIRISJa
Inschrijven voor bijvakkersJa
VoorinschrijvingNee
WachtlijstJa
PlaatsingsprocedureStudiepunt/Student desk
Cursusdoelen
 
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The course is about the molecular genetics of psychiatric disorders. We zoom in on the possible role of epigenetics in the development of autism spectrum disorders and psychosis. Central to the course is a thought‐provoking book by Christopher Badcock, "The imprinted brain" (2009). It describes a radical new theory of the mind and mental illness based on the recent discovery of genomic imprinting. Imprinted genes are those from one parent that, in that parent's interest, are expressed in an offspring rather than the diametrically opposed genes from the other parent. According to Badcock's view, a slight bias for the father's genes may result in autism, whereas bias for the mother's genes may result in psychosis. A state of equilibrium ‐ normality ‐ is the most likely outcome, with a no‐win situation of balanced expression. Imprinted genes typically produce symptoms that are opposites of each other, and Badcock uses psychiatric case material to show how many of the symptoms of psychosis can be shown to be the mental mirror‐images of those of autism.
 
The course uses blended learning, with online collaboration between teachers and students.
 
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Ingangseisen
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Verplicht materiaal
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Werkvormen
Werkcollege

Bijdrage aan groepswerk
Educational approach is peer learning, specifically reciprocal peer tutoring. Students work in couples.

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Eindresultaat
Weging100
Minimum cijfer-

Beoordeling
Midterm exam (30%)
Poster & DMT (70%)

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