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School of Psychology
Course unit
PSP5070157, A.A. 2018/19

Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2017/18

Information on the course unit
Degree course First cycle degree in
PS2192, Degree course structure A.Y. 2015/16, A.Y. 2018/19
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 6.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination HUMAN SEXUALITY
Department of reference Department of General Psychology
E-Learning website
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction English
Single Course unit The Course unit CANNOT be attended under the option Single Course unit attendance
Optional Course unit The Course unit is available ONLY for students enrolled in PSYCHOLOGICAL SCIENCE

Teacher in charge LILYBETH FONTANESI

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Educational activities in elective or integrative disciplines M-PSI/08 Clinical Psychology 6.0

Course unit organization
Period First semester
Year 2nd Year
Teaching method frontal

Type of hours Credits Teaching
Hours of
Individual study
Lecture 6.0 42 108.0 No turn

Start of activities 01/10/2018
End of activities 18/01/2019
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2015 course timetable

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
4 2019 01/10/2019 30/09/2020 BUODO GIULIA (Presidente)
SPIRONELLI CHIARA (Membro Effettivo)
3 2018-1 01/10/2018 30/09/2019 FONTANESI LILYBETH (Presidente)
PANZERI MARTA (Membro Effettivo)

Prerequisites: Course attendance requires basic knowledge acquired in first year courses.
Target skills and knowledge: The course will present the major areas of human sexuality as physiology, giology and genetic, psycho-sexology and clinical sexology. More specifically, the student will acquire basic knowledge and instruments to operate in different socio-psycho- sexology related settings.
Examination methods: Students who will regularly attend the course will asked to present in class a preferred topic, as part of the final exam. The exam consists in a written test with multiple-choice and it lasts 45 minutes. Oral exam is at the discretion of the professor.
Assessment criteria: Evaluation of students achievement will be made in relation to the understanding of course topics, the knowledge and integration of key concepts and methods.
Course unit contents: -Sex and sexuality: physiology and anatomy, biology and genetic; sexual identities and sexual orientation; patterns of sexual response, psychosexual development among lifetime (from early childhood to late adulthood).
- Psychological models of male and female sexual functions
- Psycho-sexology: sexual health, sexuality and pathology, sexual practices
- Sexuality 2.0: sex and new technologies, risks of online sexuality; sexual addictions and deviant behaviors.
- Psycho-sexology fields of application: research, education, sexual counselling and clinical sexology.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: Course topics will be covered through lectures, with the help of videos for specific subjects. Cases study discussion, training and educational activites in class (group, couple or individual work) are provided. Class discussion is favoured and extremely welcome.
Additional notes about suggested reading: Exam preparation material is composed by lecture notes, slides and scientific papers provided by the professor through the moodle platform
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)

Innovative teaching methods: Teaching and learning strategies
  • Lecturing
  • Case study
  • Interactive lecturing
  • Working in group
  • Questioning
  • Peer feedback
  • Use of online videos
  • Loading of files and pages (web pages, Moodle, ...)

Innovative teaching methods: Software or applications used
  • Moodle (files, quizzes, workshops, ...)

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
Good Health and Well-Being Quality Education Gender Equality Reduced Inequalities Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions