Degree course: 
Corso di First cycle degree in Professional education
Academic year when starting the degree: 
Academic year in which the course will be held: 
Second semester
Standard lectures hours: 

For the child neuropsychiatry and neurology modules knowledge gained in previous years' teaching, with particular reference to the anatomy and physiology of the central and peripheral nervous system, are required. None for clinical psychology. In order to better understand the topics of this course it is however suggested that the student possesses the knowledge offered by the courses of General Psychology (C.I. Human Sciences) and Psychology (C.I. Psycho-Biology) of the first I year. Psichiatry: none.

Final Examination: 

Written test

Voto Finale

Clinical approach to patients with neurological and psychiatric disorders. Knowledge of the main neurological and psychiatric disorders from childhood to elderly. The aims of the course is to provide students with theoretical notions necessary to apply the basic concepts of the development psychology to the helping relationship with children, adolescents and their families, in the principal contexts of the educational profession. Further objective is the knowledge of the essential aspects of psychopathology, classification of mental illnesses, clinical phenomena and the main practices for treatment with or without patient consent. Another objective is the knowledge of treatments without consent (T.S.O) which are a very delicate moment in the health practice. It is also proposed to make known how the sense given to "crazy" behaviors leads to coherent intervention initiatives. The normal / pathological relationship and the various psychopathological (biological, phenomenological, psychodynamic, sociological, anthropological) implications involve different conceptions of the disease. Moreover, make the distinction between psychosis and neurosis clear, a distinction which, while being little used, is a key point of reference for the clinician in his practice. Finally, to learn the basics of the more common neurological diseases (in particular those affecting cognition and behaviour) in terms of their pathophysiological mechanisms, signs, symptoms, diagnostic work-up and management.

Frontal and interactive lessons.
Frontal lessons are supported by slides to facilitate synthesis and attention. During classroom discussions, students are encouraged to interact with teacher with questions and curiosities.