Learning outcomes of the course unit
1) Gaining knowledge and understanding of the psychopathology of the psychiatric disorders addressed during classes
2) Capacity to apply such understanding: e.g., Developing the ability to early recognize and appropriately refer to specialist psychiatric counselling or treatment patients endorsing psychopathology.
Course contents summary
Classes will first address principles of general psychopathology: phenomenology of Perception, Attention, memory, Thought, Consciousness, Mood and Will disturbances.
Next classes will deal with the clinical manifestations and treatment approaches of major psychiatric disorders: Mood Disorders (Depressive and Bipolar Disorders); Anxiety Disorders (Phobias, Panic Disorder, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder); Schizophrenia; eating Disorders; Elements of Organic Mental Disorders.
Power point slides showed during classes will be provided to all students.
Oral classes with power-point presentations
Assessment methods and criteria
Written multiple-choice test (in itinere exam); students will also be able to implement their grades during an additional oral test (upon request to the teacher) should they be unsatisfied with the grade they got from the written test. However, this specification only applies to those students who passed the written test (score> or = 18). Questions of the written test will pertain the topics discussed during classes. The oral test will address those items which the student failed to give the correct answer in the written test.