Occupational Psychology

A.Y. 2021/2022
Overall hours
MED/43 MED/44 MED/48 SECS-P/10
Learning objectives
- to know the principles of bioethics, legal and medico-legal regarding the profession;
- to develop an integrated approach on the patient, critically evaluating rehabilitative, medical, relational, educational, social and ethical aspects involved in prevention, care, rehabilitation and in achieving the highest level of personal wellbeing;
- to have a professional, decisional and operational independence, thanks to a holistic approach towards health problems and the patience that includes also chemical and physical, biological and social characteristics belonging to his surrounding environment;
- to know how to evaluate epidemiological data and also how to use them to prevent diseases and promote health;
- to gain the best way to use methodologies related to medical information and education;
- to analyse and respond to healthcare needs, considering benefits, risks and costs, in light of the principles of evidence-based psychiatric rehabilitation;
- to know the fundamental rules and laws to preserve and promote health;
- to know the fundamental laws that regulate health organizations;
- to know the organizational models of psychiatric rehabilitation used in health centers;
- to know the ethical and professional liability standards, critically analyzing the ethical principles underlying the different professional choices;
- to gain an appropriate experience in the general organization of work, recognizing the different dynamics;
- to gain the ability to develop the right operational approach towards the medico-social subjects, gained also with first-hand experiences;
- to gain the ability to locally implement primary prevention, in order to promote a relational network able to encourage the best way to deal with the risks of pathology
Expected learning outcomes
It is expected that students have learnt the above-mentioned objectives.
Course syllabus and organization

Single session

More specific information on the delivery modes of training activities for academic year 2021/22 will be provided over the coming months, based on the evolution of the public health situation.
Prerequisites for admission
No prior knowledge is required
Assessment methods and Criteria
The students must pass a written multiple choice test.
The results are communicated through the examination report service of the University and/or on the Teacher's ARIEL website.
Forensic medicine
Course syllabus
The teaching aims to provide basic knowledge about professional liability in the field of health, with particular regard to:
- Informed consent;
- State of necessity VS private violence crimes or injuries;
- Interdiction, incapacitation, supporting administration;
- Neglicence, imprudence, inexperience, compensation for damage;
- Professional secrecy: admissibility, exonerating circumstances, risks of damaging behaviors;
- Self-injurious behaviors;
- End-of-life (do-not-resuscitate order and ordinance number 207, November 16th, 2018, of the Constitutional Court);
- Cause-and-effect relationship in Forensic Medicine.
Some knowledge about forensic psychopathology and criminology of domestic violence will also be delivered. Theoretical aspects will be more comprehensive by adding several case studies (decisions in the matter responsability, clinical cases, forensic reports).
Teaching methods
Lectures using Powerpoint presentations, which will be provided to the students to prepare the final exam.
Teaching Resources
- Genovese U., Martini F. (a cura), La nuova responsabilità professionale in Sanità, Maggioli Editore, 2017;
- Cazzaniga A., Cattabeni C.M., Luvoni R., Zoja R., Compendio di Medicina Legale e delle Assicurazioni, UTET, Torino, 2018.
Occupational medicine
Course syllabus
Definition of hazard, risk factor, occupational disease, work-related illness, occupational injury.
Health prevention and promotion activities in occupational settings.
Legislation on the protection of workers' health (Legislative Decree 81/08, Pregnant protection, Alcohol, Narcotic drugs and work).
Professional risks, health effects and prevention in the workplace with a focus on the health sector.
Work-related stress, burnout, mobbing.
Teaching methods
Lectures using Powerpoint presentations, which will be provided to the students to prepare the final exam.
Teaching Resources
- Pier Alberto Bertazzi (a cura di). Medicina del Lavoro - Lavoro Ambiente Salute. Raffaello Cortina Editore, Milano, 2013
Organization studies
Course syllabus
Organization and Organizational Context
Roles and functions in Healthcare Companies
Leadership styles
Management tools in organizations
Teamwork and teamwork
Conflict management.
Teaching methods
Lectures using Powerpoint presentations, which will be provided to the students to prepare the final exam.
Teaching Resources
Materiale fornito dai docenti (slide, dispense).
Neuropsychiatric and rehabilitation nursing sciences
Course syllabus
Lombardy Guidelines for Rehabilitation Activities:
- Generality on the concept of disability
- Professional profiles of the Rehabilitation Class: skills, roles and activities
- Regulation for rehabilitation activities in Lombardy: Rehabilitation Unit; Structure project; Rehabilitation Project and Rehabilitation Program
Continuing training in Medicine
Evaluation tools and quality indicators in Rehabilitation
The evaluation process
Quality and its size
Some examples of quality indicators in Health.
Teaching methods
Lectures using Powerpoint presentations, which will be provided to the students to prepare the final exam.
Teaching Resources
Slide fornite dal docente.
Forensic medicine
MED/43 - FORENSIC MEDICINE - University credits: 2
Lessons: 20 hours
Professor: Merzagora Isabella
Neuropsychiatric and rehabilitation nursing sciences
Lessons: 10 hours
Occupational medicine
MED/44 - OCCUPATIONAL MEDICINE - University credits: 1
Lessons: 10 hours
Professor: Carrer Paolo
Organization studies
Lessons: 10 hours
Professor: Fusi Antonio