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School of Psychology
Course unit
PSN1032297, A.A. 2016/17

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Degree course Second cycle degree in
PS1091, Degree course structure A.Y. 2015/16, A.Y. 2016/17
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 6.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination PSYCHIATRY
Department of reference Department of General Psychology
E-Learning website
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 ELENA TENCONI M-PSI/02

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Educational activities in elective or integrative disciplines MED/25 Psychiatry 6.0

Course unit organization
Period Second semester
Year 1st Year
Teaching method frontal

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

Start of activities 27/02/2017
End of activities 01/06/2017
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2017 course timetable

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
8 2019 01/10/2019 30/09/2020 TENCONI ELENA (Presidente)
PAVAN CHIARA (Membro Effettivo)
SOLMI MARCO (Membro Effettivo)
7 2018-1 01/10/2018 30/09/2019 TENCONI ELENA (Presidente)
SOLMI MARCO (Membro Effettivo)
6 2017-1 01/10/2017 30/09/2018 TENCONI ELENA (Presidente)
SOLMI MARCO (Membro Effettivo)
5 2017 01/10/2016 30/09/2017 TENCONI ELENA (Presidente)

Prerequisites: Basic knowledge of general, developmental, social and clinical psychology, biology and elements of the central nervous system.
Target skills and knowledge: Acquisition of knowledge of:
1.main psychiatric syndromes taxonomy based on the international classification of the Statistical and Diagnostic Manual of Mental Disorders, fifth edition (DSM-5);
2.main features of clinical and personality disorders;
3.the organization of Mental Health Services with specific reference to the local psychiatric assistance (Psychiatric Units and Therapeutic Communities) and psychiatric hospitalization (Diagnosis and Treatment Psychiatric Units);
4.etiopathogenetic model for psychiatric disorders;
5.main neuropsychological correlates of psychiatric disorders;
6.prevention and treatment, including drugs, psychotherapy and cognitive remediation techniques.
Examination methods: The final exam consists of written closed-ended questions and, only for those who pass the written test, there is an oral examination consisting of open-ended questions.
International students may take the test in English.
Assessment criteria: Assessment of the knowledge obtained both as the ability to answer closed-ended questions (based on the study of course materials, scientific papers, and textbooks) and the ability to answer open-ended questions (based on oral language expression and focusing skills), clinical-diagnostic reasoning, and participation to lessons.
Course unit contents: 1. Psychiatric nosography and diagnostic methods in psychiatry.
2. Basics of psychopathology : psychiatric examination.
3. Psychiatric diagnosis: clinical interview, psychiatric interview, questionnaires, intelligence and psychopathological tests.
For each psychiatric disorder, in addition to the diagnostic criteria based on the DSM-5, etiology, epidemiology, clinical course, illness outcome and differential diagnoses will be addressed.
4. Schizophrenia Spectrum and other psychotic disorders.
5. Mood disorders (bipolar and depressive).
7. Anxiety disorders.
8. Obsessive-compulsive and related disorders.
9. Trauma- and stressor-related disorders.
10. Dissociative disorders
11. Somatic symptom and related disorders.
12. Feeding and eating disorders.
13. Personality disorders.
14. Cognitive alterations characterizing the main psychiatric syndromes.
15. The organization of psychiatric assistance and compulsory psychiatric treatment in Italy.
16. Biological, cognitive and psychological treatments.
17. Principles of psychotherapy and combined psychiatric treatments.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: Frontal lectures, case-report discussion and analysis of scientific papers in the form of workshops
Additional notes about suggested reading: Slides from the lessons. International scientific papers and textbooks shall be recommended during the course.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • Lia L e Serretti A, Psichiatria per professioni sanitarie. Bologna: AlmaDL Alma Mater Studiorum Universit√† di Bologna, 2014.
  • American Psychiatric Association, Manuale Diagnostico e Statistico delle Malattie Mentali. Milano: Raffaello Cortina, 2014. Cerca nel catalogo
  • Famulari R e Quattropanni MC, Metacognizione, neuropsicologia e riabilitazione psichiatrica. Un metodo per il trattamento di gruppo nella schizofrenia. Torino: Accademia University Press, 2015. Cerca nel catalogo