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ETHNOPSYCHIATRY

CODE 66973
ACADEMIC YEAR 2017/2018
CREDITS 1 credit during the 3nd year of 9286 PSYCHIATRIC REHABILITATION TECHNIQUE (L/SNT2) GENOVA
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR MED/25
LANGUAGE Italian
TEACHING LOCATION GENOVA (PSYCHIATRIC REHABILITATION TECHNIQUE)
SEMESTER 1° Semester
MODULES This unit is a module of:

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

Know the role and significance of cultural factors in the genesis and manifestation of mental illnesses and their participation in the development of therapeutic processes. Acquire specific rehabilitation skills for functional prevention and recovery in multiethnic contexts, taking into account cultural differences and personal and collective history in using methodologies, acquiring techniques and appropriate relational approaches. Obtain general notions about the phenomenology of aging in its individual and social aspects and on the main characteristics of the elderly. Acquire knowledge and skills on specific individual and / or group rehabilitative planning capabilities and operational abilities in different contexts related to the effects of psycho-geriatric disorder on the individual, family and society.

 

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

Understand how culture not only condition the symptoms of many illnesses, but also how suffering (or psychic disorder itself) is represented,

 

TEACHING METHODS

Lectures, with extensive use of clinical cases.

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

Definition and meaning of culture. Patoplastic effect of culture. Traditional Treatments. Several etiological explanations of the diseases. Comparisons between different forms of thought. Demonstration of the presence in Western culture of traditional treatments. Tarantism and de Martino lesson. Evolution of Western thought. Coppo and Nathan studies. Cultural modification of the concept of mental illness. Individualistic psychology compared with collectivist psychology. Culturally determined syndromes. Anorexia seen as culturally determined disease. Psychological resuscitation of the immigration and integration process.

 

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

Giberti e Rossi, "Manuale di Psichiatria", Piccin editore, Padova, 2006

Piero Coppo, "Tra psiche e cultura. Elementi di Etnopsichiatria", Bollati Boringhieri, To, 2003

Ernesti De Martino, "La terra del rimorso", NET ed., Milano, 2002

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Exam Board

STEFANIA VAGNOZZI (President)

SERGIO CALABRO'

PIETRO CALCAGNO

LUCA GIUSEPPE QUEIROLO PALMAS

GIOVANNI DEL PUENTE (President and Coordinator of Integrated Course)

LESSONS

TEACHING METHODS

Lectures, with extensive use of clinical cases.

Class schedule

All class schedules are posted on the EasyAcademy portal.

EXAMS

EXAM DESCRIPTION

Oral

ASSESSMENT METHODS

To assess the student's ability to understand the meaning of culture in determining psychiatric disorders and to develop a capacity to question and to critically look at discounted data (especially on other cultures)