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ETHNOPSYCHIATRY

CODE 66973
ACADEMIC YEAR 2022/2023
CREDITS
  • 1 cfu during the 3nd 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

    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

     

    The course aims to provide students with notions on the link between the etiological significance of diseases (and consequent care systems) with the cultural values present in a given society.
    At the end of the course the student will be able to.
    - define the concept and importance of culture in the psychiatric field;
    - recognize the presence of care systems other than those of official medicine;
    - explain the meaning of traditional health care systems;
    - compare different systems of thought;
    - critically evaluate forms of explanation based on prejudice;
    - to recognize general foundations of the functioning of the SNC.Knowledge of the nosographic classification of mental illnesses.Competence in the semiotics of disorders of thought and intelligence.the complexity of the integration process

    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

    ANDREA AGUGLIA (President)

    CARLOTTA BERRA

    LUCA GILIBERTI

    ALESSANDRO NUCERA

    PIETRO CALCAGNO (President and Coordinator of Integrated Course)

    LESSONS

    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)