cod. 1002262

Academic year 2023/24
4° year of course - Second semester
Olimpia PINO
Academic discipline
Psicologia generale (M-PSI/01)
Discipline generali per la formazione del medico
Type of training activity
10 hours
of face-to-face activities
1 credits
hub: PARMA
course unit

Integrated course unit module: PSYCHIATRY AND PSYCHOLOGY

Learning objectives

1. Knowledge and understanding capabilities.
Students will be able to explain how psychologists analyze the mental functions of humans theoretically and investigate them experimentally. They will be able to sketch the methodological paradigms explaining what and how the role of the psychologist is within research, but also within the clinical field of diagnostics and the treatment of clinical and cognitive function disorders.
2. Ability to apply knowledge and understanding. Students will be able to apply the knowledge, skills and abilities acquired in professional practice, paying maximum attention to procedures and protocols, avoiding making mistakes.
3. Independence of judgment. Students will develop critical thinking skills. They will be able to pick up the signals and attitudes, assessing the compliance of users and knowing how to orient their attitudes towards care and prevention.
4. Communication skills. Students will be able to communicate interpreting the cognitive and emotional processes associated with reactions to stress and pain to construct supporting environment.
5. Learning ability. Students will be able to work into a professional team, keeping in mind the psychological components and updating themselves from reliable sources.



Course unit content

The course offers a deeper understanding of General Psychology and an introduction to central themes within the discipline.
Learning paradigms.
Memory forms and retrieval processes. Amnesia
Errors and Violations. The swiss cheese model from Reason.
Pain cognition.
Emotions and the emotional competence. The burn-out syndrome

Full programme

The paradigms of respondent conditioning and operant conditioning. Systematic desensitization.
Learning by observation and insight
Systems and forms of memory Mechanisms and effects. Amnesia.
Prospective memory and forgetting
Errors and violations.
Errors' classification and definition.
The systemic model of Reason known as Swiss Cheese Model.
Understanding and communication of emotions.
Emotional competence, positive psychology, and wellbeing.
The burn-out syndrome among healthcare professions.
Knowledge of pain. Anticipation and empathy, pain modulation.


Text fo study:
M. Bassi e A. Delle Fave. (2019). Psicologia generale per le professioni sanitarie. UTET università (only for the topic covered).

The slides are considered as integral part of the teaching material. To download them, you need to register for the online course.
Students are reminded to check the teaching material available, and the information provided through the Elly platform.

Teaching methods

Lectures will be held on-site in compliance with safety standards, provided that further instructions on the ongoing health emergency are not implemented. Supporting material will be available on the specific, student-reserved platform (Elly) and will include slide presentations, audio-video aids or videorecording of the lectures.
Similarly, video tutorial may accompany the lessons and will be uploaded on Elly platform with the aim to actively involve students.

Assessment methods and criteria

A written evaluation will involve a 24 questions with multiple choice responses and 1 with open format will contribute to ascertain the attainment of all the objectives and will contribute to the final evaluation of the Integrated Course.
Questions tend to check whether the student has attained a solid foundation of knowledge and a deep understanding of what was discussed. The evaluation will be derived from the accuracy levels achieved for each training goal. The final grade corresponds to the average of the marks on a rating scale of 0-30.

Students with SLD/BSE can contact Le Eli-che for support addressed to
students with disabilities, D.S.A., B.E.S. ( eli-che-supporto-studenti-con-disabilita-dsa-bes).

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