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PSYCHOPHARMACOLOGY

CODE 66955
ACADEMIC YEAR 2021/2022
CREDITS
  • 7 cfu during the 2nd year of 9286 TECNICA DELLA RIABILITAZIONE PSICHIATRICA(L/SNT2) - GENOVA
  • SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR MED/25
    LANGUAGE Italian
    TEACHING LOCATION
  • GENOVA
  • SEMESTER 1° Semester
    MODULES This unit is a module of:
    TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

    OVERVIEW

    The course will provide elements of knowledge on the key principles of clinical psychopharmacology and then deal with the specific analysis of the major families of psychiatric drugs (mechanisms of action, clinical efficacy, choice criteria, collaterality).

    AIMS AND CONTENT

    AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

    - Knowledge of the general basics of clinical psychopharmacology and development of skills on clinical use of the majors classes of psychiatric drugs (action mechanism, classification, clinical indications, side effects)

    - Acquisition through the study of the subject  of deep teamworking skills

    - Ability to integrate knowledge to provide safe, effectiveness and evidence-based psychiatric rehabilitation interventions

    - Understand how to monitor, prevent, deal with critical situations related to the clinical aggravation of a patient by promptly activating, if necessary, other professionists, with particular reference to the detection and proper management of the side effects associated with pharmacological treatment

    - Acquire correct information on the management and goals of pharmacological treatment

    - Acquire the ability to properly present your scientific knowledge

    TEACHING METHODS

    Traditional lecture with examples on the clinical cases

    SYLLABUS/CONTENT

    Introduction to clinical psycho-pharmacology 

          •      Psycho-pharmacology fields of clinical interests

          •      General aspects of neurotransmission

          •      General pharmacodynamic and pharmacokinetic principles

          •       Clinical criteria for choosing a psycho-pharmacological treatment 

     Antipsychotics

           •      Information on the pharmacological treatment of psychosis

           •      Antipsychotic action mechanism

           •      FGA and SGA

           •      Differences between different antipsychotics

    • Interventions to improve adherence to treatment

           •     Use of long acting antipsychotics

    Antidepressants

           •     General information on the treatment of depression

           •     Mechanism of action of antidepressants

           •     Classification and differences between antidepressants

           •     Phases of antidepressant treatment

       Anxiolytics

          •      General information on the treatment of anxiety

          •      Anxiolytic action mechanism

          •      Advantages and disadvantages in the clinical use of anxiolytics

    Mood stabilizers

          •      General information on the treatment of bipolar disorder

          •      Definition of mood stabilizer

          •      Benefits and disadvantages in the clinical use of the main mood stabilizers (lithium, antiepilects, SGA)

    RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

    BIBLIOGRAFIA    S.M. Stahl “Psicofarmacologia essenziale”  II Ed. -  Centro Scientifico Ed. 2002

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    TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

    Exam Board

    ANDREA AMERIO (President)

    ANDREA AGUGLIA

    MARIO AMORE

    MARINA BELLOMO

    GIANLUCA SERAFINI (President and Coordinator of Integrated Course)

    LESSONS

    LESSONS START

    October

    Class schedule

    All class schedules are posted on the EasyAcademy portal.

    EXAMS

    EXAM DESCRIPTION

    Oral Interview. The score will be expressed in a thirty point  evaluation scale and will contribute to the average of the final grade of the Integrated Course.

    ASSESSMENT METHODS

    Knowledge of the subject and the ability to apply that knowledge to the professional practice of the specific profile will be assessed. It will also evaluate the specific capacity of appropriate technical language.

    Exam schedule

    Date Time Location Type Notes
    13/01/2022 14:00 GENOVA Orale
    27/01/2022 14:00 GENOVA Orale
    10/02/2022 14:00 GENOVA Orale
    09/06/2022 14:00 GENOVA Orale
    30/06/2022 14:00 GENOVA Orale
    14/07/2022 14:00 GENOVA Orale
    08/09/2022 14:00 GENOVA Orale