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PSYCHIATRY

CODE 67503
ACADEMIC YEAR 2020/2021
CREDITS 5 credits during the 5th year of 8745 MEDICINE AND SURGERY (LM-41) GENOVA
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR MED/25
TEACHING LOCATION GENOVA (MEDICINE AND SURGERY)
SEMESTER 1° Semester
PREREQUISITES
Prerequisites
You can take the exam for this unit if you passed the following exam(s):
  • MEDICINE AND SURGERY 8745 (coorte 2016/2017)
  • PHARMACOLOGY II 67398
TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

OVERVIEW

The present teaching course is mainly aimed to provide students with the appropriate knowledge and basic skills about psychiatric sciences.  

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

Knowledge of the key assumptions according to which it is possible to analyze the human behavior and the individual emotional experiences. The ability to recognize and treat the most relevant psychopathological, behavioral, and forensic alterations in psychiatry. The ability to integrally identify the individual distress according to the different personality dimensions.  

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

Psychopathology is the scientific discipline related to the study of mental disorders, including efforts to understand their genetic, biological, psychological, and social determinants; reliable classification criteria (nosology); manifestations and course across all stages of psychiatric conditions as well as treatment. The term usually refers to the manifestation of behaviors indicating the presence of a mental disorder.

Among the most relevant objectives of the present teaching course, there are not only the basic knowledge of the psychopathological elements but also the clinical semiological, and diagnostic concepts underlying major psychiatric conditions and closely related to psychopathology. Additional aims imply the development of the ability to connect and successfully interact with clients as well as the role to rapidly identify the presentations and progression of the most relevant existent psychopathological conditions.

At the end of the training course, students will be able to recognize most of the clinical, semiological, and diagnostic pathways as well as to critically identify the most relevant psychiatric conditions analyzing their psychopathological components and identifying their nosological criteria, according to the specific learned abilities.

Further objectives are the achievement of the ability to present with language competence the acquired scientific knowledge and the development of an independent, critical, and thoughtful investigation ability.

TEACHING METHODS

Oral teaching with interactive discussion of clinical cases;

educational activities in acute psychiatric wards.

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

Introduction to psychiatry; epidemiology and classification of psychiatric conditions.

Psychopathology of the most relevant mental functions: sensory perceptual disturbances; quantitative and qualitative consciousness disorders; alterations of the self consciousness; thoughts disturbances; mood disorders; psychomotor behavior disorders; memory, attention, and intellect disturbances. Psychopathology of suicidal behavior.

Introduction to schizophrenia, neurobiology and clinics of schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders;

Psychopharmacology: antipsychotics; antidepressants; mood stabilizers and major sedatives/tranquilizers;

Eating disorders: anorexia nervosa; bulimia nervosa; binge eating disorder;

Neuroimaging techniques in psychiatry;

Hysteria, somatoform and dissociative disorders;

Unipolar and bipolar mood disorders;

Temperament, character, personality and personality disorders;

Behavioral disturbances associated with dementia and cognitive decline;

Therapeutic continuity and outcome of major psychiatric conditions.

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

Manuale di Psichiatria. Editore: Il Pensiero Scientifico, seconda edizione, (Italy), 2014. Autore: Alberto Siracusano.

Psicopatologia e Clinica Psichiatrica. UTET Editore, 2006. Autori: Cassano Giovanni Battista, Tundo Alberto. 

Slides in power-point will be also provided to students to further support the teaching proposed topics.

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Exam Board

ANDREA AGUGLIA (President)

MARIO AMORE (President)

GIANLUCA SERAFINI (President)

LESSONS

TEACHING METHODS

Oral teaching with interactive discussion of clinical cases;

educational activities in acute psychiatric wards.

LESSONS START

October 2016

Class schedule

All class schedules are posted on the EasyAcademy portal.

EXAMS

EXAM DESCRIPTION

The examination will be carried out orally. It will be evaluated using assessments ranging from 18/30 to 30/30 cum laude with 18/30 as the minimal allowed performance.

ASSESSMENT METHODS

The examination will aim to evaluate the specific psychopathological abilities learned during the teaching course as well as the independent individual study. During the oral examination, the individual competence to communicate the learned assumptions will be evaluated as well.

The examination will permit to test the achievement of the proposed learned objectives using the critical evaluation of the acquired knowledge together with the students’ ability to formulate possible solutions related to specific psychopathological questions.

Exam schedule

Date Time Location Type Notes
11/01/2021 09:30 GENOVA Orale
21/01/2021 09:30 GENOVA Orale
04/02/2021 09:30 GENOVA Orale
18/02/2021 09:30 GENOVA Orale
01/04/2021 09:30 GENOVA Orale Appello straordinario
22/04/2021 09:30 GENOVA Orale
13/05/2021 09:30 GENOVA Orale RISERVATO FUORI CORSO
03/06/2021 09:30 GENOVA Orale
08/07/2021 09:30 GENOVA Orale
22/07/2021 09:30 GENOVA Orale
09/09/2021 09:30 GENOVA Orale