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School of Psychology
Course unit
PSP3049859, A.A. 2017/18

Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2017/18

Information on the course unit
Degree course Second cycle degree in
PS1089, Degree course structure A.Y. 2017/18, A.Y. 2017/18
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 6.0
Type of assessment Mark
Department of reference Department of General Psychology
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction Italian
Single Course unit The Course unit can be attended under the option Single Course unit attendance
Optional Course unit The Course unit can be chosen as Optional Course unit

Teacher in charge CLAUDIO GENTILI

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Core courses M-PSI/08 Clinical Psychology 6.0

Mode of delivery (when and how)
Period Second semester
Year 1st Year
Teaching method frontal

Organisation of didactics
Type of hours Credits Hours of
Hours of
Individual study
Lecture 6.0 42 108.0 No turn

Start of activities 26/02/2018
End of activities 01/06/2018

Examination board
Examination board not defined

Prerequisites: Basic Knowledge in:
Clinical and Abnormal PSychology
Psychological e Neuropsychological bases of Attention, Memory, Sensory-Perception, Motivation)
Biological underpinnings of mental activity
Methodology in Psychological Research
Target skills and knowledge: The course is aimed to provide theoretical and applicative general views in different areas of experimental psychopatholgy. These area will include: animal models and the principal alterations of emotive and cognitive functions as studied with neuropsychological and experimental techniques. A part of the aim of the course is also to highlight the possibility to integrate such aspects in the evaluation and diagnostic process in clincal psychology
Examination methods: Written examination with multiple-choice and "fill-in the blank" questions.
ERASMUS students may ask for an oral examination in English
Assessment criteria: Evaluation will be based on the ability to understand and use basic knowledge in clinical psychology and merge them with other basic competences
Course unit contents: During the course the main clinical conditions will be presented according to the DSM-5 taxonom. More in particular the following will be considered:
- Mood Disorders
- Anxiety Disorders
- Psychotic Disorders
- Substance Abuse Disorders
- Obsessive Disorders
- Eating disorders
For each category it will be considered:
- animal models (if available)
- experimental models
- Neuropsychological features
- Other objectifiable features (e.g. attentive bias in anxiety disorders)
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: Lessons and pratical works in small groups including journal club on scientific papers suggested by the teacher and "hands-on" sessions.
Type and numbers of this type of activities will be decided at the beginning of the course and will depend on number of students attending the course and the classes
Additional notes about suggested reading: - Text book (only the suggested chapters)
- Slides and other documentation used during classes
- Monographic scientific papers (including reviews) suggested by the teacher
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • Chad A. Noggle; Raymond S. Dean, The Neuropsychology of Psychopathology. New York: Springer, 2012. Cerca nel catalogo