MEDICAL PSYCHOLOGY

Degree course: 
Corso di Long single cycle degree (6 years) in Medicine and Surgery
Academic year when starting the degree: 
2015/2016
Year: 
3
Academic year in which the course will be held: 
2017/2018
Course type: 
Compulsory subjects, characteristic of the class
Credits: 
2
Period: 
Second semester
Standard lectures hours: 
16
Detail of lecture’s hours: 
Lesson (16 hours)
Requirements: 

None

Final Examination: 
Orale

Oral Exam.

Assessment: 
Giudizio Finale

The Course provides information and psychological tecniques in order to:
1. manage an effective communication and a good relationship in patient care;
2. recognize and manage psychological issues in patient care.

Medical Psychological: definition and issues. Psychology in the Practice of Medicine.
The Bio-psycho-social model.
The Patient-Physician relationship: models and neuroscientific aspects.
Psychological Responses to Illness and Hospitalization (Behavioral Responses, Coping Styles, Defense Mechanisms).
How to Break Bad News.
Communication Skills and Psychological Aspects In Medical Evaluation and Treatment.
Health and Change Behaviour.
Principles of Psycho-Oncology.
Communication and Psychological Issue in Palliative and End-of-Life Care.
Psychological Issues in Surgery. Communication Skills and Relationship with Surgical Patient. Psychological Issues in Organ Transplantation.

Lessons Notes.
Copy of Course Slides.

Frontal and interactive Lessons.
Exemples and Cases from Clinical Practice.

MEETING HOURS:
On demand after scheduling an appointment via email (marco.bellani@uninsubria.it).