PSYCHOPATHOLOGY

PSYCHOPATHOLOGY

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Code
66953
ACADEMIC YEAR
2020/2021
CREDITS
3 credits during the 2nd year of 9286 PSYCHIATRIC REHABILITATION TECHNIQUE (L/SNT2) GENOVA
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
MED/25
LANGUAGE
Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (PSYCHIATRIC REHABILITATION TECHNIQUE)
semester
1° Semester
modules
This unit is a module of:
Teaching materials

OVERVIEW

The present teaching course is mainly aimed to provide students with the appropriate knowledge and basic skills about the psychopathology of the most relevant psychiatric conditions.  

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

The primary objective of this teaching course is to learn the fundamental assumptions regarding mental abilities, psychiatric conditions and their nosological classification. Additional aims include the development of the ability to successfully interact with others, the knowledge of psychopathological mechanisms, and the development of the basic competence to treat sexual behavior symptoms. Further objectives include the development of the ability to treat and successfully manage patients and specific therapeutic-rehabilitative related processes and learn the fundamental assumptions related to psychopathology and psychopharmacology: classification and use of the most relevant psychoactive medications, their mechanisms of action, emergence of therapeutic effects and adverse effects.

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

Basic knowledge of clinical and psychopathological elements of the major psychiatric conditions. General clinical, semiological, and diagnostic concepts related to psychopathology. Development of the ability to connect and successfully interact with clients. The role and tasks of the expert in motor sciences to identify the presentations and progression of the most relevant existent psychopathological conditions.

At the end of the training course, students will be able to recognize most of the clinical, semiological, and diagnostic pathways as well as to critically identify the most relevant psychiatric conditions analyzing their psychopathological components and identifying their nosological criteria, according to the specific learned abilities.

Students will be also able to achieve the ability to present with language competence the acquired scientific knowledge and develop an independent, critical, and thoughtful investigation ability.

Teaching methods

Oral teaching with interactive discussion of clinical cases.

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

Psychopathology of the most relevant mental functions: sensory perceptual disturbances; quantitative and qualitative consciousness disorders; alterations of the self consciousness; thoughts disturbances; mood disorders; psychomotor behavior disorders; memory, attention, and intellect disturbances.

Psychopathological determinants underlying anxiety, unipolar and bipolar major affective, suicidal behavior, acute and chronic psychotic delusional, eating, and personality disorders.

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

Manuale di Psichiatria. Editore: Il Pensiero Scientifico, seconda edizione, (Italy), 2014. Autore: Alberto Siracusano.

Slides will be also provided to students to further support the teaching proposed topics.

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Ricevimento: Prof. Amore and Prof. Serafini welcome students for teaching questions on Thursday in the afternoon from 18 to 19 PM according to a specific regular request and preliminary agreement by e.mail. Prof. Del Puente welcomes students on Tursday in the afternoon from 12 to 13 AM,according to a regular request and preliminary agreement by e.mail as well. Prof. Amore, Serafini and Del Puente are further available to welcome students in additional dates and schedules according to a regular request and preliminary agreement by e.mail.

Exam Board

ANDREA AMERIO (President)

MARCO VAGGI

MARINA BELLOMO

MARIO AMORE

GIANLUCA SERAFINI (President and Coordinator of Integrated Course)

LESSONS

Teaching methods

Oral teaching with interactive discussion of clinical cases.

LESSONS START

October 2017

EXAMS

Exam description

The examination will be carried out orally. It will be evaluated using assessments ranging from 18/30 to 30/30 cum laude with 18/30 as the minimal allowed performance.

Assessment methods

The examination will aim to evaluate the specific psychopathological abilities learned during the teaching course as well as the independent individual study. During the oral examination, the individual competence to communicate the learned assumptions will be evaluated as well.

The examination will permit to test the achievement of the proposed learned objectives using the critical evaluation of the acquired knowledge together with the students’ ability to formulate possible solutions related to specific psychopathological questions.

Exam schedule

Date Time Location Type Notes
10/06/2021 14:00 GENOVA Orale
01/07/2021 14:00 GENOVA Orale
02/09/2021 14:00 GENOVA Orale
16/09/2021 14:00 GENOVA Orale