Teachings

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Professor
FEDERICA PINNA (Tit.)
MIRKO MANCHIA
Period
Second Semester 
Teaching style
Convenzionale 
Lingua Insegnamento
 



Informazioni aggiuntive

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

Objectives

BASIC KNOWLEDGE AND COMPREHENSION CAPACITY: The student is required to know the epidemiology, risk factors and principal clinical manifestations of mental disorders. Additionally, the student is required to know the major diagnostic tools and therapeutic approaches for such diseases, the interpretative models of psychosocial disability in clinical psychology and related psychotherapeutic approaches.
APPLICATION CAPACITIES: 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 apply both diagnostic and therapeutic strategies of mental disorders, to collaborate with the specialist as regard to a clinical and pharmacological monitoring. In addition, he is required to critically analyze and evaluate alternative hypothesis and differential diagnosis. The student must therefore be able to rationally and efficiently choose among the available diagnostic tools in order to reach a final and correct diagnosis and to subsequently choose the right therapy.
AUTONOMY JUDGEMENT: The student will learn to acquire and integrate anamnestic and instrumental data in order to formulate a diagnostic judgement in the context of mental disorders.
COMMUNICATION CAPACITY: The student will learn to present relevant data regarding a specific clinical case and to properly expose the development of diagnostic pathways and the results of therapeutic interventions.
COMPREHENSION CAPACITY: The student will learn to acquire new information and to enforce his cultural background in a critical way through the consultation and interpretation of recent scientific literature.

Prerequisites

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

Contents

Psychiatry
- 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
- Suicide
- Gender dysphoria
- Psychiatric emergencies
- 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
- Psychoanalysis
- Behaviorism
- 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

The entire course will include frontal lectures presented thought PowerPoint presentations. The frontal lecture may be integrated by innovative teaching routes (active learning) through the analysis and interpretation of clinical cases. In agreement with the Manifesto degli Studi for the AA 2020-2021, teaching could be contemporary held both by frontal lesson and online, delineating a joint teaching that could be held both in university classrooms or through online education activities.

Verification of learning

The final exam will be based on a written or oral test. 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. The written exam will be composed of open and/or multiple-choice questions. The oral exam will include 3 open questions on 3 different topics present on the program that could be also presented as clinical cases. Every answer will be evaluated with a score ranging from 0 to 10.
In both cases, the maximum final grade that could be achieved is 30. The exam will be considered as passed if at least a grade of 18/30 has been achieved.
The comprehension of course covered topics, as well as the ability to formulate valid diagnostic hypothesis. The knowledge of non specialistic therapies for the examinated pathologies will also be evaluated. Finally, the expression capacity, the use of appropriate scientific language and the ability to synthetize information will be assessed.
The final grade will take into account:
Manifested quality of the knowledge, capacities and competences:
a) Knowledge pertinence, accuracy and consistency
b) Capacity pertinence, accuracy and consistency
c) Competences pertinence, accuracy and consistency
Expository modalities:
a) Expressive capacity.
b) Appropriate and correct use of specific discipline-related language.
c) Logic reasoning capabilities in contents connection.
e) Ability to create links between different topics focusing on common points, and to make a general coherent speech, taking care of the structure, organization and logic connections of the speech.
f) Ability to synthetize information.
The final grade can be:
a) Sufficient (18 to 20/30)
Scarcity of acquired notions, superficial level of knowledge with numerous gaps, simple expressive capacities but sufficient to sustain a coherent speech. The capacity to link different topics lays at an elementary level. Scarce ability to synthetize and to interact with the professor during the interview.
b) Decent (21 to 23)
Reasonable quantity of acquired notions, but scarce in-depth analysis. Few knowledge gaps. Expressive capacities adequate to sustain a coherent speech and acceptable scientific language fluency. The ability to logically link different topics lays at a moderate complexity level. Adequate ability to synthetize and to interact with the professor during the interview.
c) Good (24 to 26)
Wide knowledge, moderate in-depth analysis, with little gaps; satisfying expressive capacities and significative scientific language fluency; well recognizable ability to dialog and acceptable critical sensibility. Good ability to synthetize and to interact with the professor during the interview.
d) Very good (27 to 29)
Extensive and deeply analyzed knowledge, with only negligible gaps; notable expressive capacities and high scientific language fluency; remarkable ability to dialog and inclination to synthetize and to interact with the professor during the interview.
e) Excellent (30)
Exceptionally extensive and deeply analyzed knowledge, eventually with irrelevant gaps. Very high expressive capacities and scientific language fluency, excellent ability to dialog, exceptional inclination to create links between different topics, outstanding ability to synthetize and to interact with the professor during the interview.
The laude will be awarded to the candidates that demonstrate to be remarkably above the average.

Texts

Psychiatry
- Manuale di Psichiatria, a cura di Alessandro Rossi et al., Edra, Milano, 2019
- 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

How to reach teachers

Prof. Bernardo Carpiniello: e-mail bcarpini@iol.it; address: UOC di Psichiatria, Azienda Ospedaliero-Universitaria di Cagliari, Cittadella della Salute, Padiglione A, 09127 Cagliari, tel. 070 6096500.

Prof.ssa Federica Pinna: e-mail fedepinna@inwind.it; address: UOC di Psichiatria, Azienda Ospedaliero-Universitaria di Cagliari, Cittadella della Salute, Padiglione A, 09127 Cagliari, tel. 070 6096500.

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

How to meet teachers

Prof. Bernardo Carpiniello e Prof.ssa Federica Pinna: students are received at UOC Clinica Psichiatrica Azienda Ospedaliero-Universitaria di 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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