Psychiatry and clinical psychology

A.Y. 2020/2021
4
Max ECTS
45
Overall hours
SSD
M-PSI/08 MED/25
Language
Italian
Learning objectives
The course will provide general knowledge in the causes, clinical signs and pharmacological treatment of the most common psychiatric conditions; the role of stressful events in psychological and psychiatric illnesses; how to interact with the psychiatric patient and understand the consequences of the illness in the family environment; general knowledge of the cognitive and behavioral therapeutic approaches;
Expected learning outcomes
The student will be able to:
· discuss the most common psychiatric illnesses, aetiology, treatment modalities, pharmacological treatments;
· discuss the role of stressful events in health and illness;
· discuss the possible consequences of mental pathology within the family;
· discuss the concepts of understanding and explanation in medicine, psychiatry and clinical psychology;
· discuss the main aspects of cognitive and behavioral therapeutic approaches;
Course syllabus and organization

Single session

Responsible
The lessons in Clinical Psychology (profssa Vegni and dottssa Tedone) will be classroom lessons in Ospedale S. Paolo, while the lessons in Mental Health (Psychiatry) will be held in the second semester (profssa Gambini). The programme, reference literature and exam will not change.
The exam will be oral (online on Teams in Pediatrics).
Prerequisites for admission
Be enrolled in the 3rd year of the course of study
Assessment methods and Criteria
Written test
Psychiatry
Course syllabus
- The Concept of Mental Disorder
- Criteria and diagnostic systems; the organization of health care for psychiatric diseases
- Psychotic disorders
- Anxiety Disorders
- Mood Disorders
- Disorders related to the use of psychoactive substances
- Disorders of Food Conduct
- The iatrogenic effects of psychopharmacological therapy
Teaching methods
Classroom lessons
Teaching Resources
Slides and scientific articles explained during the lessons
Clinical psychology
Course syllabus
The epistemological model of disease and patient centered medicine; the patient's experience of illness; the communicative-relational process in medicine; the relational skills of the healthcare professional; psychological defense mechanisms; elements of psychosexology; the inner life of the health worker.
Teaching methods
Classroom lessons / workshop
Teaching Resources
Lecture notes by the teachers
Clinical psychology
M-PSI/08 - CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY - University credits: 2
Practicals: 15 hours
Lessons: 10 hours
Professors: Tedone Amanda, Vegni Elena Anna Maria
Psychiatry
MED/25 - PSYCHIATRY - University credits: 2
Lessons: 20 hours
Professor: Gambini Orsola
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