Neurological Development (CHL204) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
Neurological Development CHL204 3 0 0 3 5
Pre-requisite Course(s)
Course Language Turkish
Course Type N/A
Course Level Bachelor’s Degree (First Cycle)
Mode of Delivery Face To Face
Learning and Teaching Strategies Lecture, Discussion, Question and Answer, Observation Case Study, Problem Solving, Brain Storming, Role Play.
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
Course Assistants
Course Objectives The aim of this course is to provide information about the development of the nervous system, its structural and functional features, normal neurological development and evaluation, and diagnosis groups.
Course Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • He/she explains the relationship of neurology with child development and its effects on learning.
  • He/she understands the structure and function of the nervous system.
  • He/she explains brain damage and developmental and neurological disorders resulting from brain damage.
  • He/she explains the neurological examination in children, reflex groups that are helpful in monitoring developmental neurology, and how to identify neurological disorders.
  • He/she explains the duties of the family and the teacher in the treatment of neurological disorders.
Course Content Embryological development of the nervous system, its structural and functional features, normal neurological development and evaluation, developmental screening tests and usage areas of psychometric tests; approach to global developmental delay and intellectual disability, definition, differential diagnosis, causes, early diagnosis, prevention and treatment approaches of diseases in main groups such as cerebral palsy, epilepsy, metabolic and hereditary diseases.

Weekly Subjects and Releated Preparation Studies

Week Subjects Preparation
1 The Relationship of Neurology with Child Development
2 The Effect of Neurology on Learning
3 Structure and Function of the Nervous System
4 Structure and Function of the Nervous System
5 Brain Development and Factors Effective in Brain Development
6 Brain Damage
7 Developmental and Neurological Disorders Caused by Brain Damage
8 Midterm I
9 Neurological Disorders and Their Characteristics
10 Neurological Examination of the Child anamnesis
11 Reflex Groups to Help Follow Developmental Neurology in Children 1. Tonic Reflexes 2. State Reflexes (Derotation Reflexes) 3. Excitable State Reflexes (Postural or Aroused State Reflex “Udr”)
12 Identification of Neurological Disorders
13 Tips for Early Diagnosis of Infants at Risk of Neurological Developmental Retardation
14 Treatment Approaches of Neurological Disorders
15 Overview
16 Final Exam


Course Book 1. Nöroloji Ders Kitabı

Evaluation System

Requirements Number Percentage of Grade
Attendance/Participation - -
Laboratory - -
Application - -
Field Work - -
Special Course Internship - -
Quizzes/Studio Critics - -
Homework Assignments - -
Presentation - -
Project - -
Report - -
Seminar - -
Midterms Exams/Midterms Jury 1 40
Final Exam/Final Jury 1 60
Toplam 2 100
Percentage of Semester Work
Percentage of Final Work 100
Total 100

Course Category

Core Courses X
Major Area Courses
Supportive Courses
Media and Managment Skills Courses
Transferable Skill Courses

The Relation Between Course Learning Competencies and Program Qualifications

# Program Qualifications / Competencies Level of Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 To have basic theoretical knowledge about the field within the scope of health, education and support services, organizational structure and systematics. X
2 To be able to understand the basic concepts, approaches and theories in the field of child development, to associate them with current life, national and international developments. X
3 To be able to use sciences such as health, education, and psychology along with the basic knowledge and skills of the discipline of child development. X
4 To be able to identify the problems encountered and develop solutions based on the knowledge and skills required by the discipline of child development. X
5 To be able to independently carry out the necessary work as an individual and as a team member, and take responsibility in the practices related to child development education in preschool education institutions, private education institutions and health institutions X
6 To be able to have the necessary basic knowledge for applications in preschool education institution, private education institution and health institutions related to child development education. X
7 To be able to determine the learning needs associated to lifelong learning related to child development and education and to make the necessary guidance. X
8 To be able to act in accordance with professional ethics and social-responsibility-understanding in all field practices and social relations of the profession X
9 To be able to carry out studies on child development to raise awareness of society and other professional groups . X
10 To be able to follow the information in the field and communicate with colleagues by using a universal foreign language. X
11 To be able to do resource research for the purpose of accessing information, to use databases, numerical values and other information sources. X
12 To be able to communicate effectively with the family and the child in accordance with the cultural structure, and to work in cooperation in child development studies. X
13 To be able to act in accordance with social, scientific, cultural and ethical values in all studies in the field of child development. X
14 To be able to show sensitivity to the universality of social rights in the field of child development, protection of quality cultural values, occupational health and safety. X
15 To be able to evaluate and prepare the materials required by the field of child development (educational toys, educational books and brochures, game material) and to use them for educational purposes. X
16 To be able to determine the developmental differences of 0-18 year old children at an early stage, to prepare and implement appropriate education programs. X

ECTS/Workload Table

Activities Number Duration (Hours) Total Workload
Course Hours (Including Exam Week: 16 x Total Hours) 16 3 48
Special Course Internship
Field Work
Study Hours Out of Class 14 3 42
Presentation/Seminar Prepration
Homework Assignments
Quizzes/Studio Critics
Prepration of Midterm Exams/Midterm Jury 1 14 14
Prepration of Final Exams/Final Jury 1 20 20
Total Workload 124