cod. AZ1002262

Academic year 2021/22
1° year of course - First semester
Academic discipline
Psicologia dello sviluppo e psicologia dell'educazione (M-PSI/04)
Scienze interdisciplinari
Type of training activity
10 hours
of face-to-face activities
1 credits
course unit

Integrated course unit module: PSYCHOLOGY OF COMMUNICATION

Learning objectives

1- Basic knopwledge of descriptive psychopathology
2- Being able to evaluate in an appropriate way the main symptoms involving mood and anxiety
3- Being able to give the main psychoeducation information to patients and family
4- Being able to adapt their own behaviour when facing a specific psychiatric disorder



Course unit content

1- Definition of Psychology
2- Perception an its disorders: hallucinations
3- Cognition and attention and their disorders: delusions
4- Temperament, Character and Perosonlity Disorders
5- Learning and memory and their disorders
6- Substance use disorders as a learned phenomenon
7- Mood emotion and their disorders
8- Eating Disorders
9- Stress and coping through anxiety disorders

Full programme


General Psychology
1- Kalat JW "Introduction to Psychology" 9th edition
Descriptive Psychopathology:
1- Sarteschi-Maggini "Manuale di psichiatria" 1982
2- Cassano-Tundo "Psicopatologia e clinica psichiatrica" 2015

Teaching methods

Online lectures (both live on Teams and recorded on Stream, especially for those more didactic-based or clinical vignettes) and in presence based on room availability.

Assessment methods and criteria

Written multiple-choice test (in itinere exam on Elly with Teams depending on pandemic restrictions); The exam will be structured in 8 questions with 4 possible answers (true-false). Questions of the written
test will pertain the topics discussed during classes.

Other information

Power Point presentation (on Elly) are considered part of the teaching materials. Students that won't be able to attend lectures are strongly advised to check the abovementioned notes.