00867 - Psychiatry

Academic Year 2021/2022

  • Teaching Mode: Traditional lectures
  • Campus: Bologna
  • Corso: First cycle degree programme (L) in Dietistic (cod. 8470)

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course the student has knowledge of: introductory concepts of psychiatry, the determinants bio-psychosocial and clinical and therapeutic characteristics of common psychiatric disorders such as anxiety disorders and mood disorders, and eating disorders in particular in a multi-professional integration perspective; essential elements of other psychiatric disorders. Learns the characteristics of the relationship with the psychiatric patient in general, and in particular with certain types of patients

Course contents

Mental State Examination - General Psychopathology

Interview with the patient, techniques and methods of evaluation

Classification of Mental Disorders

Outline of Psychiatric Epidemiology

Psychiatric assistance in Italy, psychiatric legislation

Overview of mental disorders etiopathogenesis: gene environment interaction model

Migration and mental health

Schizophrenia and Other Psychosis

Depression and Bipolar Disorder

Anxiety and Anxiety Disorders spectrum

Eating Disorders

Dementia, organic mental disorders

Personality Disorders and Mental Retardation

Somatoform Disorders

Emergencies in Psychiatry

Psychotropic drugs and psychotherapies


1.    DISTURBI MENTALI competenzedi base, strumenti e tecniche per tutti gli operatori, Andewws, Hunt, Jarry, Morosini, Roncone, Tibaldi. Centro ScientificoEditore, 2004 Torino

2.   Nutrition and Mental Health, Ruth Leyse-Wallace, CRC Press , 2013 ISBN-13: 978-1439863350

3.    ABC of Mental Health, BMJ (online)


Teaching methods

lectures screening of clinical cases and role playng

Assessment methods

oral examination: 2 questions

Teaching tools

pc , video

Office hours

See the website of Ilaria Tarricone


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