78598 - Neuropsychology of Psychiatric Disorders

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  • Teacher Rita Di Sarro

  • Credits 6

  • SSD M-PSI/02

  • Teaching Mode Traditional lectures

  • Language Italian

  • Campus of Cesena

  • Degree Programme Second cycle degree programme (LM) in Neurosciences and neuro-psychological rehabilitation (cod. 0989)

  • Teaching resources on Virtuale

  • Course Timetable from Mar 03, 2022 to Apr 07, 2022


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

Good health and well-being

Academic Year 2021/2022

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course, students should be able to identify the main mental illnesses and use the instruments for assessing their cognitive deficits. Students should be able to write a report.

Course contents

The course will take place during the second semester (from march to may 2022) at the Cesena Campus of the School of Psychology and Education (address: piazza A. Moro, 90, Room Anfiteatro)

Diagnosis of main mental illnesses on the basis of  DSM5, symptoms, clinical signs, case history, neuropsycological assessment.

Differential diagnosis among the different psychiatric disorders.



 Manuale di Psichiatria.

Scientific articles

Teaching methods

Frontal lessons during which the more important psychiatric disorders will be illustrated by discussing clinical cases according to DSM5.

Assessment methods

Questions concerning the topics discussed during lessons. More specifically, clinical cases and research articles will be discussed.

The students will be required to answer 20 multiple choices questions in 1 hour.

The student is required to complete the online registration (Almaesami) within the terms in order to be admitted to the exam. In the case of technical problems the student is required to promptly contact the Segreteria Studenti and email prof. Di Sarro (within the terms) who will consider the request and decide about the admission.



Teaching tools

Slides and videos.

Office hours

See the website of Rita Di Sarro