Clinical Psychiatry and Clinical Psychology

A.Y. 2020/2021
5
Max ECTS
64
Overall hours
SSD
M-PSI/08 MED/25
Language
Italian
Learning objectives
The course aims at providing the fundaments of pathophysiology, psychopathology, clinic and therapeutic interventions of the main psychiatric disorders. In addition, the purpose of the course is to develop the knowledge of the main elements of clinical psychology and their application to the clinical practice: the clinical interview, the psychic examination, the doctor-patient relationship, the psychometric assessment, the analysis of the normal and pathological psychic development in the different phases of the individual's life.
Expected learning outcomes
At the end of the course, the student must have learned the fundaments of Psychiatry and Clinical Psychology, particulary in relation to:

· Pharmacological bases of main psychotropics (antidepressants, antipsychotics, Lithium, mood stabilizers and benzodiazepines);
· Etiopathology, biology, epidemiology and clinical i of the main psychiatric disorders;
· Acquisition of the necessary elements to collect the psychiatric anamnesis and carry out the mental examination;
· Acquisition of the elements to formulate a correct psychiatric diagnosis and differential diagnosis;
· Cpacity to recognize the main psychiatric disorders and make a differential diagnosis in the context of different psychiatric disorders;
· Capacity to collect a psychiatric history, carry out a complete psychic exam and evaluate the symptoms of a patient with a psychiatric illness;
· Acquisition of the bases of clinical psychology and their applications in order to understand, prevent and intervene appropriately on patient's functional impairment on an individual, family and socio-relational level;
· Recognize aspects of adolescent psychopathology that could trigger psychiatric disorders in adulthood;
· Main elements of clinical psychology related to the doctor-patient relationship, clinical interview, psychometric assessment, and psychopathological analysis with particular reference to the psychodiagnostic and psychotherapeutic areas.
Course syllabus and organization

Linea: Policlinico

Responsible
Lectures will still take place in classrooms, if students can't reach the buildings we might consider alternative ways.
Prerequisites for admission
There are no prerequisites
Assessment methods and Criteria
Written exam. For the course of Psychiatry and Psychology clinic it consists of 31 multiple choice questions, each including 3 answers, 1 of which is correct. 1 point is assigned for each correct answer, 0 points for each wrong or missing answer. To pass the test, a student must provide at least 18 correct answers. The global evaluation of the learning outcomes is the weighted mean of the scores obtained for the two courses based on their credits. The secretary staff will inform students about both the course scores and the final evaluation. Upon students' acceptance of the evaluation, the president of the exam commission will proceed with its electronic registration.
Psychiatry
Course syllabus
The prevalent psychopatological dimensions and major and minor psychiatric disorder will be described:
Psychopathology: perception, thinking, consciousness, memory, will, attention, affectivity, reality test and criticism.
Neuro-cognitive disorders and dementias
Delirium and confusional states
Schizophrenia and schizophrenia spectrum disorders and other psychotic disorders;
Bipolar and related disorders;
Depressive disorders and suicide;
Anxiety Disorders; Obsessive -compulsive and related disorders;
Somatic symptom and related disorder;
Dissociation disorder;
Trauma and stressor-related Disorders;
Eating disorders;
Substance -related and addiction disorders;
Personality disorders;
Sleep disorders;
Organization of Mental health departments;
Legal Aspects of forensic psychiatric , TSO.
Teaching methods
1. Lectures divided into two parts: in the first part, frontal lecture with the presentation of the program topics; in the second part, analysis and discussion of a film related to the topic presented the previous week and assigned to the students;
2. Role playing, clinical cases discussion.
Teaching Resources
G. Invernizzi, C. Bressi (2017): Psichiatria e psicologia clinica. McGraw-Hill, Milano, Quinta edizione.
P. Brambilla (2019): Manuale di psichiatria clinica. Minerva Medica, Milano.
G. O. Gabbard (2015): Psichiatria Psicodinamica. Raffaello Cortina ed., Milano, Quinta edizione.
Clinical psychology
Course syllabus
The prevalent dimensions of clinical psychology will be described:

· the basis of clinical psychology and their applications;
· to understand, prevent and intervene on the patient's difficulties on an individual, family and socio-relational level;
· the main notions of the psychopathological aspects that can be found in the adolescent life that could develop into psychiatric disorders in adulthood;
· the main elements of clinical psychology related:
· the doctor-patient relationship;
· the clinical interview;
· the psychopathological analysis and the defense mechanisms activated in the relationship, with particular reference to the psychodiagnostic and psychotherapeutic areas.
Teaching methods
· Lectures regarding major and minor psychiatric disorders;
· Non formal teaching lessons (DNF): Role playing and clinical case discussion; Written clinical case and oral discussion (six groups of rotating students): anamnesis; psychopathology, diagnostic and therapeutic indications;
· Professional activities: insertion of students in the various territorial services offered by the Complex Psychiatric Operating Unit (SPDC; DH; CPS; CRA; CD) and favoring the clinical application of the theoretical tools learned.
Teaching Resources
· Slides, booklet provided by the professor
· Sadock B, Sadock V. A., Ruiz P. Kaplan and Sadock's Synopsis of Psychiatry: Behavioral Science/Clinical Psychiatry. Lippincott Williams and Wilkins. Cap.31 Child Psychiatry
· Slides and booklet provided by the professor
Clinical psychology
M-PSI/08 - CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY - University credits: 1
Lessons: 12 hours
Professor: Bressi Cinzia
Psychiatry
MED/25 - PSYCHIATRY - University credits: 4
Informal teaching: 16 hours
Lessons: 36 hours
Professor: Brambilla Paolo

Linea: San Donato

Responsible
Lectures will still take place in classrooms, if students can't reach the buildings we might consider alternative ways.
Prerequisites for admission
There are no prerequisites
Assessment methods and Criteria
Written exam. For the course of Psychiatry and Psychology clinic it consists of 31 multiple choice questions, each including 3 answers, 1 of which is correct. 1 point is assigned for each correct answer, 0 points for each wrong or missing answer. To pass the test, a student must provide at least 18 correct answers. The global evaluation of the learning outcomes is the weighted mean of the scores obtained for the two courses based on their credits. The secretary staff will inform students about both the course scores and the final evaluation. Upon students' acceptance of the evaluation, the president of the exam commission will proceed with its electronic registration.
Psychiatry
Course syllabus
The prevalent psychopatological dimensions and major and minor psychiatric disorder will be described:
Psychopathology: perception, thinking, consciousness, memory, will, attention, affectivity, reality test and criticism.
Neuro-cognitive disorders and dementias
Delirium and confusional states
Schizophrenia and schizophrenia spectrum disorders and other psychotic disorders;
Bipolar and related disorders;
Depressive disorders and suicide;
Anxiety Disorders; Obsessive -compulsive and related disorders;
Somatic symptom and related disorder;
Dissociation disorder;
Trauma and stressor-related Disorders;
Eating disorders;
Substance -related and addiction disorders;
Personality disorders;
Sleep disorders;
Organization of Mental health departments;
Legal Aspects of forensic psychiatric , TSO.
Teaching methods
· Lectures regarding major and minor psychiatric disorders;
· Non formal teaching lessons (DNF): Role playing and clinical case discussion; Written clinical case and oral discussion (six groups of rotating students): anamnesis; psychopathology, diagnostic and therapeutic indications;
· Professional activities: insertion of students in the various territorial services offered by the Complex Psychiatric Operating Unit (SPDC; DH; CPS; CRA; CD) and favoring the clinical application of the theoretical tools learned.
Teaching Resources
G. Invernizzi, C. Bressi (2017): Psichiatria e psicologia clinica. McGraw-Hill, Milano, Quinta edizione.
P. Brambilla (2019): Manuale di psichiatria clinica. Minerva Medica, Milano.
G. O. Gabbard (2015): Psichiatria Psicodinamica. Raffaello Cortina ed., Milano, Quinta edizione.
Clinical psychology
Course syllabus
Clinical psychology: basic principles;
The markers of psychological distress;
Psychological interview: assessment;
Psychological tests;
Psychological support to the person with illness;
Psychotherapies: specific and a-specific factors;
Psychotherapy: difference with counseling and helping relationship;
Historical evolution, theoretical models, strategies and techniques of cognitive behavioral psychotherapy;
Clinical case discussion.
Teaching methods
Lectures.
Teaching Resources
R. Truzoli (2004) Psicologia Clinica per le Professioni Sanitarie. Roma: Edizioni Carlo Amore, Firera Publishing Group.

Letture di approfondimento su argomenti specifici (further reading on specific topics):
A. Fiorillo, U. Albert., G. Carrà, B. Dell'Osso, M. Pompili. "Manuale di Psichiatria contemporanea" Alpes eds. 2019.
A. Sims, F. Oyebode "Introduzione alla psicopatologia descrittiva" Raffaello-Cortina Eds 2005.
S. Resnik "Glaciazioni. Viaggio nel mondo della follia" Eds Bollati Boringhieri, 2001.
E. Borgna "Come se finisse il mondo. Il senso dell'esperienza psicotica" Eds Feltrinelli 1998.
F. Scalzone, G. Contini "Perché l'isteria? Attualità di una malattia ontologica" Liguori Ed. 1999.
E. Borgna "Le figure dell'ansia" Eds Feltrinelli 1998.
R. Truzoli (2011) ABA e riabilitazione psichiatrica. Milano: Franco Angeli Ed. (no cap. 5 e 7).
Clinical psychology
M-PSI/08 - CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY - University credits: 1
Lessons: 12 hours
Professor: Truzoli Roberto
Psychiatry
MED/25 - PSYCHIATRY - University credits: 4
Informal teaching: 16 hours
Lessons: 36 hours

Linea: San Giuseppe

Responsible
Lectures will still take place in classrooms, if students can't reach the buildings we might consider alternative ways.
Prerequisites for admission
There are no prerequisites
Assessment methods and Criteria
Written exam. For the course of Psychiatry and Psychology clinic it consists of 31 multiple choice questions, each including 3 answers, 1 of which is correct. 1 point is assigned for each correct answer, 0 points for each wrong or missing answer. To pass the test, a student must provide at least 18 correct answers. The global evaluation of the learning outcomes is the weighted mean of the scores obtained for the two courses based on their credits. The secretary staff will inform students about both the course scores and the final evaluation. Upon students' acceptance of the evaluation, the president of the exam commission will proceed with its electronic registration.
Psychiatry
Course syllabus
The prevalent psychopatological dimensions and major and minor psychiatric disorder will be described:
Psychopathology: perception, thinking, consciousness, memory, will, attention, affectivity, reality test and criticism.
Neuro-cognitive disorders and dementias
Delirium and confusional states
Schizophrenia and schizophrenia spectrum disorders and other psychotic disorders;
Bipolar and related disorders;
Depressive disorders and suicide;
Anxiety Disorders; Obsessive -compulsive and related disorders;
Somatic symptom and related disorder;
Dissociation disorder;
Trauma and stressor-related Disorders;
Eating disorders;
Substance -related and addiction disorders;
Personality disorders;
Sleep disorders;
Organization of Mental health departments;
Legal Aspects of forensic psychiatric , TSO.
Teaching methods
· Lectures regarding major and minor psychiatric disorders;
· Non formal teaching lessons (DNF): Role playing and clinical case discussion; Written clinical case and oral discussion (six groups of rotating students): anamnesis; psychopathology, diagnostic and therapeutic indications;
· Professional activities: insertion of students in the various territorial services offered by the Complex Psychiatric Operating Unit (SPDC; DH; CPS; CRA; CD) and favoring the clinical application of the theoretical tools learned.
Teaching Resources
G. Invernizzi, C. Bressi (2017): Psichiatria e psicologia clinica. McGraw-Hill, Milano, Quinta edizione.
P. Brambilla (2019): Manuale di psichiatria clinica. Minerva Medica, Milano.
G. O. Gabbard (2015): Psichiatria Psicodinamica. Raffaello Cortina ed., Milano, Quinta edizione.
Clinical psychology
Course syllabus
The basis of clinical psychology and their applications;
to understand, prevent and intervene on the patient's difficulties on an individual, family and socio-relational level;
the main notions of the psychopathological aspects that can be found in the adolescent life that could develop into psychiatric disorders in adulthood;
the main elements of clinical psychology related:
the doctor-patient relationship;
the clinical interview;
the psychopathological analysis and the defense mechanisms activated in the relationship, with particular reference to the psychodiagnostic and psychotherapeutic areas.
Teaching methods
· Lectures regarding major and minor psychiatric disorders;
· Non formal teaching lessons (DNF): Role playing and clinical case discussion; Written clinical case and oral discussion (six groups of rotating students): anamnesis; psychopathology, diagnostic and therapeutic indications;
· Professional activities: insertion of students in the various territorial services offered by the Complex Psychiatric Operating Unit (SPDC; DH; CPS; CRA; CD) and favoring the clinical application of the theoretical tools learned.
Teaching Resources
· Sadock B, Sadock V. A., Ruiz P. Kaplan and Sadock's Synopsis of Psychiatry: Behavioral Science/Clinical Psychiatry. Lippincott Williams and Wilkins. Cap.31 Child Psychiatry
· Slides, booklet provided by the professor



· Slides and booklet provided by the professor
Clinical psychology
M-PSI/08 - CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY - University credits: 1
Lessons: 12 hours
Professor: Bressi Cinzia
Psychiatry
MED/25 - PSYCHIATRY - University credits: 4
Informal teaching: 16 hours
Lessons: 36 hours
Professor: Bressi Cinzia
Professor(s)
Reception:
based on appointment
Via Della Commenda, 10/12 - Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico - Pad. Alfieri, first floor
Reception:
by appointment to be agreed via e-mail
Hall 60 Ospedale L. Sacco via G..B. Grassi, 74 Milano