Medical science specialties 1

A.Y. 2020/2021
4
Max ECTS
40
Overall hours
SSD
M-PSI/08 MED/25 MED/26
Language
Italian
Learning objectives
The course aims to:
- valuate clinic features of main neurological and psychiatric disease and recognize specific nutritional needs
- give students knowledge and competence in eating disorders in children, adolescence and adult
Expected learning outcomes
At the end of the course student will have elaborate on link between neurological and psychiatric disease and nutrition, to identify nutrition therapy specific for the clinical condition.
Course syllabus and organization

Single session

Responsible
Assessment methods and criteria:
If the written exams cannot be performed in university classrooms, due to sanitary reasons, oral exams will be held on Microsoft Teams
Teaching methods:
Lessons will be held on Microsoft Teams Platform with synchronous learning on the basis of the lesson plan of the first semester and the students could successively attend the lessons with asynchronous learning since the course will be registered and made available on the same platform. Some of the lessons will be held in classroom with a number of students consistent with the regulation of the Covid-19 emergency in synchronous learning on Microsoft Teams Platform. The participation to the lessons in classroom needs a reservation by a dedicated app. All the related information will be reported in the Ariel website of the course.
Prerequisites for admission
For all the three teaching topics i.e. Psychology, Psychiatry, Neurology, It is recommended that the students attend the classes of the first two years, before attending the lessons of Scienze Specialistiche 1
Assessment methods and Criteria
The exam, which includes the three teaching subjects i.e psychology, psychiatry, neurology, will consist in a multiple choice quiz: 31 questions, with four possible answers each and only one will be the right one. Each answer, if correct, will be 1 point (maximum score: 30/30 cum laude).
Intermediate evaluations will be not contemplated. Supporting materials, as dictionaries, manuals, calculators, are not necessary.
Results will be e-mailed to the secretary office.
Psychiatry
Course syllabus
-Definition of Mental Illness and nosografic systems
-Psychopathology
-Depression and Bipolar Disorders
-Anxiety Disorders
-Psychotic Disorders
-Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa, Binge Eating Disorder
-Personality Disorders
-Substance use Disorders
Teaching methods
: As concerns the Psychiatry section, only frontal lessons are contemplated, without any laboratory experience, simulations, seminars, team work or intermediate evaluations.
Each lesson will be immediately available on the e-learning platform Ariel; moreover, each topic, saved as *.ppt format, will be provided to students at the end of each lesson.
Teaching Resources
Kaplan & Sadok's Pocket Handbook of Clinical Psychiatry - Sixth Edition - Wolters Kluver ed.
Neurology
Course syllabus
Cerebrovascular Diseases: neuronatomical bases, classification, main clinical features, acute phase treatment and therapies for complications.
Parkinson's Disease and "atypical" Parkinsonisms. Definition and classification, main pharmacological therapies and their side-effects, including dysphagia.
Alzheimer's Disease and other Dementias (fronto-temporal degeneration and normotensive hydrocephalus). Definition and classification, main pharmacological therapies and their side-effects.
Primary headaches. Classification, clinical presentation, dietary prevention and neurobiological bases for current pharmacological strategies.
Demyelinating Diseases of the Central nervous System: Multiple Sclerosis and mimicking disorders. Novel insights into the possible pathogenetic role of vitamin D.
New perspectives for non-pharmacological treatment of dysphagia in neurological syndromes. The role of non-invasive brain stimulation techniques; putative mechanisms of action, clinical and neurophysiological outcome (tDCS, rTMS).
Teaching methods
As concerns Neurology section, only frontal lessons are contemplated, without any laboratory experience, simulations, seminars, team work or intermediate evaluations.
Each lesson will be immediately available on the e-learning platform Ariel; moreover, each topic, saved as *.ppt format, will be provided to students at the end of each lesson.
Teaching Resources
"La Neurologia" di Cambier, Masson - Casa Editrice Masson, ed.
General psychology
Course syllabus
- theoretical and cultural tools about clinical psychology, definitions and types of psychological approaches and clinical interviews;
- Origins, aims and methods of cognitive behavioral psychotherapeutic interventions;
- Origins, aims and methods of psychodynamic psychotherapeutic interventions;
- Definition of defense mechanisms and exemplifications;
- Origins, aims and methods of systemic and relational psychotherapeutic interventions;
- Theory of individual and family lifespan cycle;
- Stress, coping and locus of control;
- Definition of "difficult patients" and strategies of approach;
- Assertive communication strategies with difficult patients;
- Definition of hospital clinical psychology and its peculiarities;
- Types of psychological intervention addressed to patients with a body disease, with clinical exemplifications;
- Eating disorders: diagnostic taxonomy; etiopathogenesis; approaches of intervention.
Teaching methods
Teaching methods will be: lectures, discussions of clinical cases, plenary discussions
Teaching Resources
Clerici, C., & Veneroni, L. (2014). La psicologia clinica in ospedale: consulenza e modelli di intervento. Il Mulino.
- Capitolo 24 "LA PSICOLOGIA CLINICA." E. Vegni, I. Fossati, R. Lamberti, V. Mariani pp 729-751 in Invernizzi, G., & Bressi, C. (ed 2017). Manuale di psichiatria e psicologia clinica. Mc Graw Hill.
General psychology
M-PSI/08 - CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY - University credits: 2
Lessons: 20 hours
Neurology
MED/26 - NEUROLOGY - University credits: 1
Lessons: 10 hours
Professor: Bocci Tommaso
Psychiatry
MED/25 - PSYCHIATRY - University credits: 1
Lessons: 10 hours
Professor: Gambini Orsola