Learning objectives

The degree course trains graduates in the specific skills of the professional educator. In particular, the teaching and training activities form graduates to:
- grasp and manage the developmental process based on interaction and reciprocal recognition, identifying physical, psychological and social needs, assessing the needs of people of different ages, cultures and state of health in the different social environments;
- apply general and specific skills concerning all aspects of the individual, collaborating in assessing psychosocial distress, psychic disability related to mental disorders and pathological dependencies, as well as identifying the healthy parts and the potential of the individual;
- identify and implement operational strategies and organisational and programming models functional to the achievement of objectives;
- meet basic care and assistance needs and promote projects in the field of health protection, detect the resources and constraints of the family and socio-environmental context and collaborate in the identification of psychiatric and geriatric treatment and rehabilitation objectives; formulate specific intervention projects aimed at the recovery and development of the subject under treatment;
- implement educational-rehabilitative actions targeted at self-care, adherence to the treatment project, interpersonal relations of varying complexity, work activity and independent living;
- operate in the context of primary prevention on the territory and in nearby locations to promote network relations, foster the reception and management of risk situations and manifest pathologies;
- carry out psycho-education interventions for individuals or groups;
- work with the families and the social context of the subjects to promote their reintegration into the community;
- apply the results of rehabilitation research to improve the quality of interventions;
- recognise and respect all roles and competences to collaborate with colleagues from own and other multi-professional teams.


The training programme

The training programme consists of frontal teaching and exercise activities aimed at acquiring basic knowledge in:

- biomedical and health promotion areas;

- psycho-pedagogical and social areas;

- socio-health professional education areas;

- sociology and human rights areas;

- interdisciplinary linguistic and IT areas.

In addition, the course includes internship activities in external health and socio-educational facilities to practice and verify the skills acquired. More specifically, the degree consists of three years that give rise to the 180 credits required to obtain the final qualification:

- 1st year: provides the student with basic pedagogical and health knowledge, which are the fundamentals of the professional discipline and the prerequisites for the first internship experience to guide students in the professional environment. Internships in psychiatric therapy communities, drug addictions and disabilities contexts are provided for orientation purposes.
- 2nd year: focusing on in-depth clinical knowledge and professional rehabilitation skills in the fields of psychiatry and drug addiction. The student will gain access to rehabilitation communities for drug addicts; residential and semi-residential communities for patients with mild or medium-severe psychiatric problems; semi-residential centres for users with medium-severe disabilities.
- 3rd year: specialisation year, also aimed at acquiring of methodological knowledge for professional practice and the ability to work in a team; the student experiences a gradual assumption of responsibility under the supervision of experts.