03084 - Clinical Psychology

Academic Year 2021/2022

  • Docente: Laura Sirri
  • Credits: 2
  • SSD: M-PSI/08
  • Language: Italian
  • 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 knows the role of psychological factors in the state of health and illness, the strategies to face the patient's psychological suffering, the psychological and relational features of eating disorders during the lifespan, the communication skills in healthcare settings, and the preventive and supportive strategies in eating disorders.

Course contents

The contribution of clinical psychology to the understanding of eating disorders.

Sick role and illness behavior.

Manifestations and classification of abnormal illness behavior.

Illness perception and coping strategies towards physical illness. 

Job strain, burnout and psychological resilience in the health care provider.

Psychological implications of caregiving. 

Psychotherapeutic interventions.


Teaching materials will be available through username and password at the IOL online Platform.

References to suggested readings will be provided in the teaching materials.

Teaching methods

Frontal lessons with clinical exemplifications for a total of 24 hours.

Assessment methods

The final evaluation is aimed at assessing the knowledge of the main contents of the course.

The final evaluation is a written exam consisting of 31 multiple-choice questions: for each question four possible answers are provided, only one of which is correct.

For each correct answer 1 point is awarded.

For each wrong or missing answer 0 points are awarded.

The minimum score needed to pass the exam is 18, which is achieved with 18 correct answers.

The maximum achievable score is 30 cum laude, which is achieved with 31 correct answers.

The exam will last for 30 minutes.

Teaching tools

Slides in PowerPoint format.

Office hours

See the website of Laura Sirri


Good health and well-being

This teaching activity contributes to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals of the UN 2030 Agenda.