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School of Psychology
CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY
Course unit
CLINICAL PSYCHOPHYSIOLOGY AND PSYCHOSOMATICS
PSN1032260, A.A. 2018/19

Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2018/19

Information on the course unit
Degree course Second cycle degree in
CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY
PS1089, Degree course structure A.Y. 2017/18, A.Y. 2018/19
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 9.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination CLINICAL PSYCHOPHYSIOLOGY AND PSYCHOSOMATICS
Department of reference Department of General Psychology
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction Italian
Branch PADOVA
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

Lecturers
Teacher in charge DANIELA PALOMBA M-PSI/08

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Course unit code Course unit name Teacher in charge Degree course code
PSN1032260 CLINICAL PSYCHOPHYSIOLOGY AND PSYCHOSOMATICS DANIELA PALOMBA PS1091

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Core courses M-PSI/08 Clinical Psychology 9.0

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

Type of hours Credits Teaching
hours
Hours of
Individual study
Shifts
Lecture 9.0 63 162.0 No turn

Calendar
Start of activities 25/02/2019
End of activities 14/06/2019

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
8 2018-1 01/10/2018 30/09/2019 PALOMBA DANIELA (Presidente)
BUODO GIULIA (Membro Effettivo)
MESSEROTTI BENVENUTI SIMONE (Membro Effettivo)
PATRON ELISABETTA (Membro Effettivo)

Syllabus
Prerequisites: It is assumed that students have basic knowledge on psychophysiology (activity of the central and peripheral nervous system associated with mental functions, research methods and techniques in psychophysiology) as well as on clinical psychology (general psychopathology, theoretical models and research methods in clinical psychology).
Target skills and knowledge: The course is aimed at providing
a) a general frame of Clinical Psychophysiology;
b) the knowledge of its methods and common research protocols in dysfunctional and abnormal behaviour;
c) The knowledge of the psychophysiological basis of anxiety and stress disorders, mood disorders, psychophysiological disorders (traditionally defined as psychosomatic disorders);
d) Students will be also trained to apply psychophysiological procedures of assessment and treatment.
Examination methods: The exam includes a written test (about 30 min.) with multiple choice, True/False, completion and short open questions.
The test will commonly include 20-25 questions (some requiring more than one answer). The final grade will be computed as the sum of the scores obtained in single items.
Assessment criteria: The evaluation of student knowledge will be based upon:
a) the ability to comprehend and report concepts and methods related to the issues examined during the course;
b) the capacity of application of skills acquired;
c) the capacity of verbalizing with clarity, precision, synthesis
Course unit contents: - Clinical Psychophysiology: general framework;
- Psychophysiological assessment;
- Emotion, Anxiety and stress disorders;
- Mood disorders;
- Psychophysiological disorders.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: Lessons will cover the course topics with the aid of audiovisuals. Seminars and practical exercises addressing specific topics will provide deeper knowledge of research protocols and assessment or treatment procedures in clinical psychophysiology.
Students will then move on to a thorough study of the course contents using textbooks. Also, students will have the opportunity, during the course, to test their preparation for the exam.
Based on the availability of the Laboratories of Psychophysioogy at the Department of General Psychology, lab sessions will be organized in order to promote application of practical skills.
Additional notes about suggested reading: Reviews or book chapters, course-related pdf files, or papers used during the course will be available for students at the Moodle website, School of Psycology.

Basic knowledge in clinical psychology or psychophysiology will be obtained by reaading the books indicated by the teacher at the beginning of the course
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • Palomba, D. & Stegagno, L., Psicofisiologia clinica. Roma: Carocci, 2004. Cerca nel catalogo
  • Resick, P.A., Stress and Trauma. Hove (UK): Psychology Press, 2001. solo Capp. 1 e 4 Cerca nel catalogo
  • Keller J, Hicks B.D., & Miller G.A., Psychophysiology in the study of Psychopathology. In Cacioppo, Tassinary & Berntson (Eds) Handbook of Psychophysiology (2nd ed.). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2000. Rassegna: pp. 719-750 Cerca nel catalogo

Innovative teaching methods: Teaching and learning strategies
  • Lecturing
  • Laboratory
  • Case study
  • Interactive lecturing
  • Working in group
  • Auto correcting quizzes or tests for periodic feedback or exams
  • Use of online videos
  • Loading of files and pages (web pages, Moodle, ...)

Innovative teaching methods: Software or applications used
  • Moodle (files, quizzes, workshops, ...)

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