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School of Psychology
Course unit
PSP4065307, A.A. 2019/20

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

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Degree course Second cycle degree in
PS1932, Degree course structure A.Y. 2017/18, A.Y. 2019/20
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 6.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination PSYCHIATRY AND PSYCHOPHARMACOLOGY
Department of reference Department of General Psychology
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction English
Single Course unit The Course unit CANNOT be attended under the option Single Course unit attendance
Optional Course unit The Course unit is available ONLY for students enrolled in COGNITIVE NEUROSCIENCE AND CLINICAL NEUROPSYCHOLOGY

Teacher in charge ANGELA FAVARO MED/25
Other lecturers FABIO SAMBATARO MED/25

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

Course unit organization
Period First semester
Year 2nd Year
Teaching method frontal

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

Start of activities 07/10/2019
End of activities 18/01/2020
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2017 course timetable

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
5 2019 01/10/2019 30/09/2020 FAVARO ANGELA (Presidente)
SAMBATARO FABIO (Membro Effettivo)
SOLMI MARCO (Membro Effettivo)
TENCONI ELENA (Membro Effettivo)

Prerequisites: None
Target skills and knowledge: SPECIFIC OBJECTIVES OF LEARNING

- knowledge about biological, psychological and environmental bases of human pathological behavior and about main methods for psychiatric assessment.
- knowledge of psychiatric diseases in adulthood and adolescence, as described in recognized diagnostic systems, such as DSM and ICD.
- learning of diagnostic methods.
- identification, knowledge and correct application of diagnostic instruments, including neuroimaging techniques (TAC, RMN, SPET E PET), neuroendocrinology, neuropsychology and neurophysiology
- knowledge of main treatments, including drugs, psychotherapy, remediation techniques, prevention interventions
- Basic knowledge of psychopharmacology
- Differential diagnosis
- knowledge about neuropsychological and structural/functional neuroimaging correlates of psychiatric diseases
Examination methods: Final examination consists in a written part (multiple choice and open questions) and 1-2 questions about the whole program
Assessment criteria: Knowledge about main psychiatric diseases, main behavioral alterations and psychopathology. Knowledge about psychological and emotional aspects of the relationship with a psychiatric patient; knowledge about treatment, prevention, remediation techniques.
Course unit contents: Psychopathology.
Etiopathogenesis, clinical and prognostic features, epidemiology, prevention, pathophysiology and neuropsychological and neuroimaging correlates, biological and psychotherapic treatments of the main psychiatric diseases:
- Delirium and Dementia
- Alcohol and substance abuse/dependance and correlated diseases
- Schizophrenia and schizophrenia-spectrum disorders
- Mood disorders.
- Anxiety disorders.
- Obsessive-compulsive spectrum disorders
- Dissociative disorders.
- Somatoform disorders.
- Suicidal behavior.
- Eating disorders: Anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa.
- Personality disorders.
- Psychiatric treatments and their organization.
- Biological treatments
- Psychotherapy in psychiatry
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: Frontal lessons. Clinical cases.
Additional notes about suggested reading: Slides and papers from the teacher
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)

Innovative teaching methods: Teaching and learning strategies
  • Lecturing
  • Case study
  • Interactive lecturing
  • Questioning
  • Story telling

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