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Clinical neurosciences II

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Clinical neurosciences II

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Academic year 2022/2023

Course ID
NEU0272
Teachers
Prof. Federico Amianto (Lecturer)
Dott.ssa Federica Scarpina (Lecturer)
Prof. Roberta Giordano (Lecturer)
Prof.ssa Paola Rocca (Lecturer)
Prof. Giuseppe Maina (Lecturer)
Year
2nd year
Teaching period
Second semester
Type
Elective
Credits/Recognition
8
Course disciplinary sector (SSD)
M-PSI/08 - clinical psychology
MED/13 - endocrinology
MED/25 - psychiatry
MED/39 - child neuropsychiatry
Delivery
Formal authority
Language
English
Attendance
Obligatory
Type of examination
Written and oral (optional)
Type of learning unit
corso
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Sommario del corso

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Course objectives

  • To provide students with practically useful advice on epidemiology, signs and symptoms, course, outcome, and treatment of psychiatric disorders;
  • To deepen the diagnosis, signs and symptoms of mood disorders, schizophrenia and related disorders, anxiety disorders, and personality disorders;
  • To give an overview on etiology of psychiatric disorders and on the stress diathesis model: genetic, biologic psychosocial and environmental;
  • To provide knowledge on the clinical psychopharmacology of antidepressants, antipsychotics, mood stabilizers and benzodiazepines and to specify their clinical indications;
  • To show the main characteristics of psychotherapeutic techniques and their applications in clinical practice.
  • To provide students with practically useful advice on epidemiology, signs and symptoms, course, outcome, and treatment of main chìild neuropsychiatric disorders;
  • To deepen the diagnosis, signs and symptoms of mail neurodevelopmental disorders (autism and ADHD), eating disorders and other neuropsychiatric disorders, neuromuscular disorders;
  • To give an overview on etiology of neuropsychiatric disorders and on the bio-psycho-social model: biologic, psychological and social;
  • To provide knowledge on the clinical psychopharmacology of therapy to these clinical conditions;
  • To show the main psychotherapeutic and rehabilitative techniques and their applications in clinical practice.
  • Comprehension of the main intrapsychic activities of human behaviour, their assessment and role in individual homeostasis and social interactions
  • the anatomical and physiological basis of the endocrine system, the structure and function of the various hormones, their role in regulating the development of the nervous system with particular reference to the neuroendocrine system;
  • the consequences of hormonal deficiency or excess on the neuroendocrine system;
  • the clinical characteristics of the most common endocrine diseases and their impact on the functions of the nervous system

 

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Results of learning outcomes

  • Recognizing signs and symptoms of psychiatric disorders;
  • Knowledge of the main treatments in psychiatry: medications and psychosocial interventions;
  • Ability to discuss the stress diathesis model in psychiatry and the relationship between psychiatry and neurosciences.
  • Recognizing signs and symptoms of described neuropsychiatric disorders;
  • Knowledge of the main treatments in neuropsychiatry: medications, psychotherapy and other psychosocial interventions;
  • expressions and assessment of the principal components of human behaviour, and their link to the central nervous system;
  • knowledge of the anatomical and physiological bases of the endocrine system and in particular of the neuroendocrine system; to know the neuronal modifications induced by the deficiency or by the excess of hormones;
  • to be able to suspect the presence of the main endocrine diseases (on the basis of the clinical-anamnestic picture and any medical-specialist examinations);
  • knoledge of the advantages and potential risks of hormonal therapies and the effects of certain substances on the neuroendocrine system.
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Program

Psychiatry

  • Mood disorders;
  • Schizophrenia and related disorders;
  • Anxiety disorders and related disorders;
  • Personality disorders;
  • Other psychiatric disorders;
  • Treatments: Psychopharmacological treatments and psychotherapy;
  • Stress diathesis model in psychiatry.

Child and adolescent neuropsychiatry

  • Autism spectrum disorders;
  • Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder;
  • Eating disorders;
  • Neuromuscoalar disorders;
  • Other neuropsychiatric disorders;
  • Treatments: Psychopharmacological treatments, psychotherapy, rehabilitative and family treatments;
  • Biopsychosocial model in neuropsychiatry.

Clinical psichology

  • Clinical psychology and the biopsychosocial model: an overview;
  • Personality;
  • Self-consciousness and body-awareness;
  • Emotions;
  • Empathy;
  • Social cognition.

Encocrinology

  • Basic principles of the endocrine system and hypothalamic-pituitary-glands axis: anatomy and physiology, hormone synthesis and physiological function, effects on the nervous system; 
  • Effects of hormone deficiency and excess on the nervous system;
  • Clinical features of main endocrine diseases (acromegaly, hyperprolactinemia, Cushing’s syndrome, hypoadrenalism, hypopituitarism, diabetes insipidus, and thyroid diseases).
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Course delivery

The course will be provided through frontal lessons. Attendance to the formal teaching activities is mandatory. Admission to the final exam of the course will be allowed if attendance at each teaching activity is not less than 75% of the total tuition.

 

 

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Learning assessment methods

Attendance to the formal teaching activities is mandatory. Admission to the final exam of the course will be allowed if attendance at each teaching activity is not less than 75% of the total tuition.

Each module (psychiatry, child and adolescent neuropsychiatry, clinical psychology, endocrinology) will be evalueted with a written exam (multiple choices). 

The final grade, expressed out of 30, will be computed as the weighted average of scores obtained for each teaching module’s assessment. It should be noticed that for each teaching module’s assessment, the score must be equal to or higher than 18/30.

An oral examination can be considered in addition to the written exam.

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Support activities

The lectures will be available through email or individual scheduled appointments provided in virtual modality (webex)

Suggested readings and bibliography



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Libro
Title:  
The American Psychiatric Association Publishing Textbook of Psychiatry, Seventh Edition.
Year of publication:  
2019
Publisher:  
APA publishing
Author:  
Laura Weiss Roberts
ISBN  
Required:  
No


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Libro
Title:  
Elementi di psichiatria
Year of publication:  
2014
Publisher:  
Minverva Medica
Author:  
Bogetto F., MainaG., Albert U.
Required:  
No


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Libro
Title:  
Neuropsichiatria Infantile. Sesta edizione
Year of publication:  
2020
Publisher:  
Idelson-Gnocchi
Author:  
Militerni R.
Required:  
No


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Libro
Title:  
Manuale di Neuropsichiatria Infantile.
Year of publication:  
2018
Publisher:  
Società Editrice Universo
Author:  
Antonio M. Persico
Required:  
No
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Teaching materials and scientific articles will be furnished during the course.



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