Learning outcomes of the course unit
The course is aimed to make the students able:
- to recognize people with mental disorders;
- to develop skills for an appropriate differential diagnosis;
- to make an adequate project of care;
- to refer to specialist assessment and treatment.
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).
PSICOPATOLOGIA E CLINICA PSICHIATRICA- CASSANO-TUNDO - UTET 2006
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: clinical treatment
- Mood Disorders: clinical and treatment;
- Anxiety Disorders: clinical and treatment;
- Personality Disorders: clinical and treatment;
- Personality Disorders: clinical and treatment.
Lessons and attendance of the services (out-patients facilities, Day-Hospital, in-patient ward) of the Psychiatric Clinic.
Assessment methods and criteria
In progress evaluation isn't scheduled.
The final examination evaluates the student's knowledge, acquired during the study, about the ability:
- to recognize mental disorders;
- to make a differential diagnosis;
- to plan an adequate program of care;
- to refer the patient to specialistic evaluation and treatment.
The final examination consists in a multiple choice test concerning the program of the course and it will be include in the final evaluation of the course of Psychiatry and Clinical Psychology.