This course is part of the Integrated Course of Medical Psychology and Neuropsychovisual Rehabilitation. It aims to provide the knowledge at the basis of the bio-psycho-social model in health care, which takes into account the biological, psychological and social issues in assessment and intervention on the health/illness of the individual.
At the end of this course the student will be able to:
Recognize the mental functional and dysfunctional processes - associated with the proper management of the disease or to the persistence of states of stress and to the onset of psycho-social complications in chronic patients;
Assess the degree of compliance of patients, and to direct attitudes, attributions and motivations towards the disease and therapeutic treatments;
Manage the learning and therapeutic communication with patients.