cod. 21448

Academic year 2024/25
3° year of course - Second semester
Academic discipline
Psichiatria (MED/25)
Interdisciplinari e cliniche
Type of training activity
10 hours
of face-to-face activities
1 credits
hub: -
course unit

Integrated course unit module: Oncological and psychiatric diseases

Learning objectives

The course is aimed to make the students able to recognize people with mental disorders and to make an adequate project of care or to refer those with severe mental disorders to the department of mental health.


Course unit content

The first part of the classes will address the principal mental disorders most frequently observed in the perinatal period,particularly mood and anxiety disorders.
The second part of the classes will address the fundamental principles of treatment of mental disorders (pharmacotherapy and psychotherapy), particularly in the perinatal period .
The third part of the classes will address the organization of the Department of Mental Health

Full programme

- Clinical features and fundamental principles of the treatment of mood disorders;
- Clinical features and fundamental principles of the of anxiety disorders;
- Clinica features and fundamental principles of treatment of psychotic disorders;
- Diagnosis and treatment of the mental disorders during the perinatal period;
- The organization of the Department of Mental Health


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

Slides and issue concerning classes:
- Mood Disorders;
- Anxiety Disorders;
- Treatment of affective Disorders in pregnancy and in post-partum
- Department of Mental Health.

Teaching methods

The course will be held through lectures to Students either in the classroom (“in presenza”) or in synchronous-streaming (“in telepresenza”) on the Teams platform. Therefore, the opportunity of Student/Teacher interaction will be preserved both face to face and remotely, by the simultaneous use of the Teams platform.
Lectures will be supported by slide presentations, which will be available to students on the Elly platform (

Assessment methods and criteria

The final examination evaluates the student's knowledge, acquired during the study, about the ability to recognize mental disorder and to plan an adequate program of care or to refer subjects to Department of Mental Health.
The final examination consists in a multiple choice test with 40 questions, concerning the program of the course. The time available is 60 min. The exam has a positive result if the student gives the correct answers to at least 24 questions. The final result depends on the number of the correct answers above the cut-off.
There is no penalty for incorrect answers.
The final mark, reported directly on Esse3.In case of the persistence of the health emergency, the exams will be conducted remotely(by Teams and Elly).
Students with SLD / BSE must first contact Le Eli-che: support for students with disabilities, D.S.A., B.E.S. (

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