Growth and Development II

11 ECTS / Modular / English

This CU is of the modular type, subsequent of Circulation and Breathing II CU and precedent of Elective I CU.

Intended learning outcomes (knowledge, skills and competences to be developed by the students)

  • Basic knowledge and skills in areas included in the syllabus;
  • Understanding in a deeper and constructive way, the human growth and development;
  • Know and understand the reproductive system, communication skills and human development.



  • Anatomy of the male and female sexual organs
  • Basic principles of fertility tests and treatment
  • Types of inheritance, monogenic and multifactorial inheritance, epigenetic phenomena
  • Genetic counseling and preconceptional advise
  • Prenatal diagnostics and screening
  • Normal and abnormal embryonic development
  • Physiology and complications of pregnancy
  • Fetal development and fetal circulation and metabolism
  • Normal and abnormal delivery
  • Puerperium and its complications
  • Breastfeeding and bottle-feeding
  • Normal neuromotor development in children
  • Normal learning abilities of children
  • Physiology of growth
  • Organization of youth health care
  • Adolescent substance abuse
  • Diagnosis of sexually transmitted diseases (STD)
  • Carcinogenesis and cancer treatment
  • Multi-disciplinary team
  • Basic skills regarding: Skills training Gynaecology and Obstetrics
  • Assessment of the development of the infant and child
  • Examination of the breasts