Psychology, Healt and Medicine

A.Y. 2021/2022
8
Max ECTS
104
Overall hours
SSD
M-PSI/01 M-PSI/08 MED/02 MED/18
Language
Italian
Learning objectives
The course aims to provide students with the necessary tools to consciously manage communicative-relational aspects in their future medical profession. For this purpose, the teaching is divided into two parts: in the first part, through frontal lessons and non-formal teaching, will be provided the fundamentals of psychology essential for an understanding of the mechanisms and processes underlying individual and social behavior; in the second part, through frontal lessons and professionalizing activities, knowledge, skills and competences essential for the relationship and communication between doctor and patient will be provided.
Expected learning outcomes
At the end of the course the student will acquire competences
- to correctly describe the structure and mechanisms characterizing human psychological processes;
- to appropriately deal with situations requiring effective strategies of decision-making and emotion regulation
- to identify the motivational dynamics underlying the actualization of effective behavioral change and adherence processes
- to correctly communicate with different partners across relational contexts
Course syllabus and organization

Linea: Policlinico

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 preliminary knowledge is required
Assessment methods and Criteria
Written test and oral.
Medical history
Course syllabus
Seminar 1: the history of the doctor- patient relationship; the idea of palliative care, according to Cicely Saunders' vision, which gave rise to the palliative care movement.
Seminar 2: The relationship with the advanced cancer patient, home care and hospice.
Teaching methods
The Module is carried out in the form of 2 seminars, conducted by several lecturers.
Teaching Resources
Kaba R., Sooriakumaran P. , The evolution of the doctor-patient relationship. Int J Surg.2007 Feb;5(1):57-65. Epub 2006 Mar 3.
Saunders C. M., The care of the terminal stages of cancer. Ann. R. Coll. Surg. Engl. 1967 Summer; 41 (suppl.): 162-169.
Saunders C., The evolution of palliative care. Patient Educ Couns. 2000 Aug; 41 (1):7-13.
General surgery
Course syllabus
Different models in the doctor/patient relationship.
Empathy as a relational model
Patient and doctor's emotions as a resource in communication
Errors in medicine
The conflict of interest
Euthanasia, assisted suicide and end-of-life decision
From freedom of care to guidelines: The choice of doctor and the communication of the diagnostic and therapeutic process
Doctor/patient relationship and informed consent
Teaching methods
The module includes lectures, analysis and discussion of clinical cases and presentation of videos.
Teaching Resources
Delle Fave, A., Bassi, M. (2013). Psicologia e salute. Esperienze e risorse dei protagonisti della cura (2a ed.). Torino: UTET Università.
Arend H. (1964) La banalità del male Feltrinelli ed.
Boella L. (2006) Sentire l'altro. Conoscere e praticare l'empatia. Raffaello Cortina ed.
General psychology
Course syllabus
Perception
Learning
Memory
Thought and reasoning
Language and communication
Emotions
Motivation
Attention and consciousness
Life span development
Teaching methods
The module consists of frontal teaching classes, seminars and flipped classroom. The slides of the lectures and other possible learning materials are available to students on Ariel platform.
Teaching Resources
Bassi M., Delle Fave A. (Eds.) (2019). Psicologia generale per le professioni medico-sanitarie [General Psychology for health professionals]. II edizione. Torino: UTET Università.
Clinical psychology
Course syllabus
Concept of health and illness
Health models in illness prevention and management
Perception of vulnerability and exposure to risk factors
Social and individual resources in illness management
Decision styles of patients and physicians
Patients' social and family contexts
Patients' values and culture
Chronic diseases and mental/physical disabilities
SPIKES protocol for breaking bad news
Case studies discussion and role-playing simulations of patient-physician communication in relation to: preventive medicine; acute and chronic diseases; disabling diseases; oncology
Teaching methods
The module consists of frontal teaching classes, seminars and small-group activities. The slides of the lectures and additional learning materials are available to the students on the Ariel platform.
Teaching Resources
Delle Fave, A., Bassi, M. (2013). Psicologia e salute. Esperienze e risorse dei protagonisti della cura [Psychology and health. Experiences and resources of the protagonists in the care process] (2nd Ed.). Torino: UTET Università.
Clinical psychology
M-PSI/08 - CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY - University credits: 3
Informal teaching: 16 hours
Lessons: 24 hours
General psychology
M-PSI/01 - GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY - University credits: 3
Informal teaching: 16 hours
Lessons: 24 hours
General surgery
MED/18 - GENERAL SURGERY - University credits: 1
Lessons: 12 hours
Professor: Annoni Federico
Medical history
MED/02 - MEDICAL HISTORY - University credits: 1
Lessons: 12 hours

Linea: San Donato

Responsible
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 preliminary knowledge is required
Assessment methods and Criteria
Written test and oral.
Medical history
Course syllabus
Seminar 1: the history of the doctor- patient relationship; the idea of palliative care, according to Cicely Saunders' vision, which gave rise to the palliative care movement.
Seminar 2: The relationship with the advanced cancer patient, home care and hospice.
Teaching methods
The Module is carried out in the form of 2 seminars, conducted by several lecturers.
Teaching Resources
Kaba R., Sooriakumaran P. , The evolution of the doctor-patient relationship. Int J Surg.2007 Feb;5(1):57-65. Epub 2006 Mar 3.
Saunders C. M., The care of the terminal stages of cancer. Ann. R. Coll. Surg. Engl. 1967 Summer; 41 (suppl.): 162-169.
Saunders C., The evolution of palliative care. Patient Educ Couns. 2000 Aug; 41 (1):7-13.
General surgery
Course syllabus
Different models in the doctor/patient relationship.
Empathy as a relational model
Patient and doctor's emotions as a resource in communication
Errors in medicine
The conflict of interest
Euthanasia, assisted suicide and end-of-life decision
From freedom of care to guidelines: The choice of doctor and the communication of the diagnostic and therapeutic process
Doctor/patient relationship and informed consent
Teaching methods
The module includes lectures, analysis and discussion of clinical cases and presentation of videos.
Teaching Resources
Delle Fave, A., Bassi, M. (2013). Psicologia e salute. Esperienze e risorse dei protagonisti della cura (2a ed.). Torino: UTET Università.
Arend H. (1964) La banalità del male Feltrinelli ed.
Boella L. (2006) Sentire l'altro. Conoscere e praticare l'empatia. Raffaello Cortina ed.
General psychology
Course syllabus
Perception
Learning
Memory
Thought and reasoning
Language and communication
Emotions
Motivation
Attention and consciousness
Life span development
Teaching methods
The module consists of frontal teaching classes, seminars and flipped classroom. The slides of the lectures and other possible learning materials are available to students on Ariel platform.
Teaching Resources
Bassi M., Delle Fave A. (Eds.) (2019). Psicologia generale per le professioni medico-sanitarie [General Psychology for health professionals]. II edizione. Torino: UTET Università.
Clinical psychology
Course syllabus
Concept of health and illness
Health models in illness prevention and management
Perception of vulnerability and exposure to risk factors
Social and individual resources in illness management
Decision styles of patients and physicians
Patients' social and family contexts
Patients' values and culture
Chronic diseases and mental/physical disabilities
SPIKES protocol for breaking bad news
Case studies discussion and role-playing simulations of patient-physician communication in relation to: preventive medicine; acute and chronic diseases; disabling diseases; oncology
Teaching methods
The module consists of frontal teaching classes, seminars and small-group activities. The slides of the lectures and additional learning materials are available to the students on the Ariel platform.
Teaching Resources
Delle Fave, A., Bassi, M. (2013). Psicologia e salute. Esperienze e risorse dei protagonisti della cura [Psychology and health. Experiences and resources of the protagonists in the care process] (2nd Ed.). Torino: UTET Università.
Clinical psychology
M-PSI/08 - CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY - University credits: 3
Informal teaching: 16 hours
Lessons: 24 hours
Professor: Callus Edward
General psychology
M-PSI/01 - GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY - University credits: 3
Informal teaching: 16 hours
Lessons: 24 hours
General surgery
MED/18 - GENERAL SURGERY - University credits: 1
Lessons: 12 hours
Professor: Mazzocco Ketti
Medical history
MED/02 - MEDICAL HISTORY - University credits: 1
Lessons: 12 hours

Linea: San Giuseppe

Responsible
Clinical psychology
M-PSI/08 - CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY - University credits: 3
Informal teaching: 16 hours
Lessons: 24 hours
Shifts:
Gruppo 1
Professor: Clerici Carlo Alfredo
Gruppo 2
Professor: Clerici Carlo Alfredo
General psychology
M-PSI/01 - GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY - University credits: 3
Informal teaching: 16 hours
Lessons: 24 hours
General surgery
MED/18 - GENERAL SURGERY - University credits: 1
Lessons: 12 hours
Medical history
MED/02 - MEDICAL HISTORY - University credits: 1
Lessons: 12 hours
Professor(s)
Reception:
By appointment via e-mail
Reception:
To be arranged by e-mail
Pad. Granelli, CTMO, Fondazione Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico, Milan