cod. 08728

Academic year 2015/16
4° year of course - Second semester
Professor responsible for the course unit
integrated course unit
5 credits
course unit
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Course unit structured in the following modules:

Learning objectives

The course is aimed to make the students able:
- to recognize people with mental disorders;
- to develop skills for an appropriate differential diagnosis;
- to make an adequate project of care;
- to refer to specialist assessment and treatment.


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Course unit content

The first part of the classes will address the fundamental principles of psychopathology such as alterations of consciousness, attention, memory, perception, thought, instinct, affect, volition.
The second part of the classes will address the principal mental disorders such as substance abuse disorders, schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders, mood disorders, anxiety disorders and personality disorders.
The third part of the classes will address the fundamental principles of treatment of mental disorders (pharmacotherapy and psychotherapy).
The four part of the classes will address to the italian legislation about mental health and to the presentation of the services of the department of mental health, including the services for substance dependence and for infant and adolescent psychiatry.

Full programme

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P. SARTESCHI, C. MAGGINI. MANUALE DI PSICHIATRIA Ed.SBM Noceto (PR). Suggested topics: General Psychopathology: pag. 109-177, 193-215; Alchool dependence: pag. 398-432; Schizophrenia: pag 491-501; 534-572; Mood Disoreders: pag. 611-614; 630-692.

Slides and issue concerning classes:
- Schizophrenia: clinical treatment
- Mood Disorders: clinical and treatment;
- Anxiety Disorders: clinical and treatment;
- Personality Disorders: clinical and treatment;
- Personality Disorders: clinical and treatment;
- Mental Health Services

Teaching methods

Lessons and attendance of the services (out-patients facilities, Day-Hospital, in-patient ward) of the Psychiatric Clinic.

Assessment methods and criteria

In progress evaluation isn't scheduled.
The final examination evaluates the student's knowledge, acquired during the study, about the ability:
- to recognize mental disorders;
- to make a differential diagnosis;
- to plan an adequate program of care;
- to refer the patient to specialistic evaluation and treatment.
The final examination consists in an oral examination concerning the topics of the course

Other information

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