ELEMENT OF PSYCHOPATHOLOGY

Teachers: 
Credits: 
6
Site: 
PARMA
Year of erogation: 
2020/2021
Unit Coordinator: 
Disciplinary Sector: 
Psychiatry
Semester: 
First semester
Language of instruction: 

Italian

Learning outcomes of the course unit

The course is aimed to make the students able to recognize people with mental disorders, to differentiate people with mental disorders from people with only social dysfunction and to make an adequate project of care of the later subjects or for referring those with mental disorders to the department of mental health.

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).
The fourth part of the classes will address the organization of the Department of Mental Health

Recommended readings

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:
- Mood Disorders;
- Anxiety Disorders;
- Personality Disorders;
- Personality Disorders;
- Department of Mental Health.

Teaching methods

Lessons and attendance of services of Department of Mental Health

Assessment methods and criteria

In progress evaluation isn't scheduled.
The final examination consists in a multiple choice test with 60 questions, concerning the program of the course. The time available is 90 min. The exam has a positive result if the student gives the correct answers to at least 36 questions. The final result depends on the number of the correct answers above the cut-off.
The final examination evaluates the student's knowledge, acquired during the study, about the ability to recognize mental disorders, to differentiate mental disorders from social discomfort, to plan an adequate program of care or to refer subjects to Department of Mental Health.