CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY

CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY

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Code
57765
ACADEMIC YEAR
2018/2019
CREDITS
2 credits during the 1st year of 8747 Preventive and adapted sport and physical Sciences (LM-67) GENOVA
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
M-PSI/08
LANGUAGE
Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (Preventive and adapted sport and physical Sciences)
semester
2° Semester
modules
This unit is a module of:
Teaching materials

OVERVIEW

The aim of the course is  to provide the basic knowledge for the acquisition of knowledge and abilities to perform an efficacious approach to elderly subjects with positive aging and with frailty and disability associated with normal and pathological aging.

 

AIMS AND CONTENT

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

Knowledge of:

  • biological processes of aging with particular attention to the boundary between normal and pathological aging;
  • geriatric epidemiology and geriatric syndromes;
  • introduction to the description of the diseases most frequently encountered in the elderly and of the preventative, therapeutic, rehabilitative and care strategies;
  • the concepts of frailty and disability associated with normal and pathological aging;
  • introduction to the concepts of comorbidity of elderly patients;
  • introduction to the multidimensional approach to the elderly patient

Teaching methods

Lectures

Role playing

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

  • Aging: Definitions and theories
  • Geriatric epidemiology
  • Cognitive changes associated with aging
  • Effects of aging on memory
  • Dementia and delirium
  • Cognitive reserve
  • Effects of aging on emotions and motivation
  • Social changes associated with aging. The environment.
  • Frailty in elderly people
  • Hospitalization of the Elderly
  • Successful aging
  • Effects of physical and mental exercise on subjective well-being
  • Principles of care
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RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

Slides provided during the course

Read a book from this list:

  • Lorenzo Marone, La tentazione di essere felici;
  • Ernest Hemingway, Il vecchio e il mare;
  • Italo Svevo, Senilità;
  • Luìs Sepulveda, Il vecchio che leggeva romanzi d’amore;
  • Marco Malvaldi, La briscola in cinque.

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Exam Board

CARLO TROMPETTO (President)

SABRINA BENVENUTO (President)

LUIGI MOLFETTA (President)

ALBERTO IZZOTTI (President)

MATTEO FORMICA (President)

SARA OTTOBRINI

LUISA PERASSO

LESSONS

Teaching methods

Lectures

Role playing

LESSONS START

—Wednesday, 26 April 9-12 

EXAMS

Assessment methods

Knowledge of basic elements and principles of psychological aging