Learning outcomes of the course unit
The course is aimed to make the students able to recognize people with mental disorders, to make an adequate project of care or to refer those with mental disorders to the department of mental health.
Course contents summary
The first part of the classes will address the fundamental principles of psychopathology such as alterations of consciousness, attention, memory, perception, thought, instinct, affect, volition.
The second part of the classes will address the principal mental disorders such as substance abuse disorders, schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders, mood disorders, anxiety disorders and personality disorders.
The third part of the classes will address the fundamental principles of treatment of mental disorders (pharmacotherapy and psychotherapy).
The fourth part of the classes will address the organization of the Department of Mental Health
- Fundamental principles of psychopathology such as alterations of consciousness, attention, memory, perception, thought, instinct, affect, volition.
- Clinical features and fundamental principles of the principal mental disorders such as:
- substance abuse disorders,
- schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders,
- mood disorders,
- anxiety disorders
- personality disorders,
- eating disorders.
- 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; Alchool dependence: pag. 398-432; Schizophrenia: pag 491-501; 534-572; Mood Disoreders: pag. 611-614; 630-692.
Slides and issue concerning classes:
- Schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders
- Mood Disorders;
- Anxiety Disorders;
- Personality Disorders;
- Eating Disorders;
- Substance use Disorders.
- Department of Mental Health.
Lessons and attendance of services of Department of Mental Health
Assessment methods and criteria
In progress evaluation isn't scheduled.
The final examination consists in a multiple choice test with 20 questions, concerning the program of the course. The time available is 30 min. The exam has a positive result if the student gives the correct answers to at least 12 questions. The final result depends on the number of the correct answers above the cut-off.
The final examination evaluates the student's knowledge, acquired during the study, about the ability to recognize mental disorders, to plan an adequate program of care or to refer subjects to Department of Mental Health.