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Second Semester 
Teaching style
Lingua Insegnamento

Informazioni aggiuntive

Course Curriculum CFU Length(h)
[40/39]  MEDICINE AND SURGERY [39/00 - Ord. 2015]  PERCORSO COMUNE 5 65


At the end of the course the student must be able:
-To establish a valid relationship with the patient
-To Perform a clinical interview and to make a mental status examination
-To formulate an overall diagnostic hypothesis
-To Collaborate with the specialist as regard to a clinical and pharmacological monitoring


Psychiatry: attending lectures; to have passed the exam of Pharmacology or to have completed the Course of Pharmacology


-Introduction: concepts of mental health, mental disorder and mental illness
-Elements of clinical methodology in psychiatry
-Classification of mental disorders
-Anxiety disorders
-Obsessive-compulsive and related disorders
-Mood disorders
-Schizophrenia spectrum and other psychotic disorders
-Somatic symptom and related disorders
-Feeding and eating disorders
-Trauma- and stressor-related disorders
-Neurocognitive disorders
-Substance-related and addictive disorders
-Personality disorders
-Gender dysphoria
-Overall organization of mental health services in Italy
-Notions about laws and rules concerning mental health

Clinical psychology
-Introduction to clinical psychology
-Interpretative models of psychosocial disability in clinical psychology and related psychotherapeutic approaches
-The cognitive behavioral model
-"Post-rationalist" Cognitive Therapy
-The systemic relational model
-Interpersonal psychotherapy
-Psychotherapy and evidence-based medicine
-The doctor-patient relationship in the "client centered" approach, implications in psychology, medicine and mental health.
-Psychological and ethical aspects of the UN convention on the rights of persons with disabilities.

Teaching Methods

Frontal lessons and clinical cases presentation and discussion.
Clinical Psychology
Interactive lessons

Verification of learning

Psychiatry: Oral examination
Clinical Psychology: Oral examination
Students must pass examinations planned for each discipline of the course (psychiatry and clinical psychology); if passed, the final score will be the weighted mean of scores obtained; in case of a mean final score with decimal fractions, any fraction less than 0.5 will be rounded downward and any fraction greater than or equal to 0.5 will be rounded upward.
In order to pass examinations (vote at least 18/30) the student will be assessed as regard to the basic elements of knowledge in psychiatry and clinical psychology, including aspects concerning mental health care systems, which are useful for general medical practice. Students will also have to demonstrate they have acquired basic skills regarding diagnosis of common and/or serious psychiatric disorders and management of psychiatric treatment currently provided by general practitioners or other specialists; moreover students will have to be able to recognize when patients should be referred to a specialist care and to collaborate with psychiatrists in the clinical and pharmacological monitoring of patients. The candidate will also have to prove he has basic knowledge about organization of mental health services, rules and laws concerning mental disorders.


-Manuale di Psichiatria, a cura di Massimo Biondi et al., Masson Italia, Milano, 2009
-Manuale Diagnostico e Statistico dei Disturbi Mentali, quinta edizione, Raffaello Cortina Editore, 2014
-Slides of the course will be available at the end of the course.

Clinical psychology
-Slides of the course will be available at the end of the course.
-OPTIONAL: International Handbook of Psychiatry: A Concise Guide for Medical Students, Residents, and Medical Practitioners 1st Edition by Laura Weiss Roberts, Joseph B Layde, Dr Richard Balon M.D. (Editors), New York Singapore; World Scientific, 2013.

More Information

Prof.ssa Federica Pinna: e-mail fedepinna@inwind.it; address: UOC di Psichiatria, Azienda Ospedaliero-Universitaria di Cagliari, Via Liguria 13 09127 Cagliari, tel. 070 6096500.

Prof. Bernardo Carpiniello: e-mail bcarpini@iol.it; address: UOC di Psichiatria, Azienda Ospedaliero-Universitaria di Cagliari, Via Liguria 13 09127 Cagliari, tel. 070 6096500.

Prof. Mauro G.Carta: e-mail mgcarta@tiscali.it Prof.

How to meet Teachers

Bernardo Carpiniello e Prof.ssa Federica Pinna: students are received at UOC Clinica Psichiatrica Azienda Ospedaliero-Universitaria di Cagliari, Via Liguria 13 09127 Cagliari. Please contact teachers by phone or e-mail to make an appointment.

Prof. Mauro G.Carta: Please contact the teacher by e-mail to make an appointment.

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