cod. 1003014

Academic year 2014/15
2° year of course - First semester
Academic discipline
Psichiatria (MED/25)
Discipline mediche
Type of training activity
36 hours
of face-to-face activities
6 credits
hub: PARMA
course unit
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Learning objectives

The course is aimed to make the students able to recognize people with mental disorders, to differentiate people with mental disorders from people with only social dysfunction and to make an adequate project of care of the later subjects or for referring those with mental disorders to the department of mental health.


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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 fourth part of the classes will address the organization of the Department of Mental Health

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 and other Psychotic Disorders
- Mood Disorders;
- Anxiety Disorders;
- Personality Disorders;
- Eating Disorders;
- Department of Mental Health.

Teaching methods

Lessons and attendance of services of Department of Mental Health

Assessment methods and criteria

In progress evaluation isn't scheduled.
The final examination consists in a multiple choice test with 60 questions, concerning the program of the course. The time available is 90 min. The exam has a positive result if the student gives the correct answers to at least 36 questions. The final result depends on the number of the correct answers above the cut-off.
The final examination evaluates the student's knowledge, acquired during the study, about the ability to recognize mental disorders, to differentiate mental disorders from social discomfort, to plan an adequate program of care or to refer subjects to Department of Mental Health.

Other information

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