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Psychiatry - Module of Pharmacology

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Psychiatry - Module of Pharmacology

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Academic year 2021/2022

Course ID
SCB0218A
Teacher
Prof.ssa Carola Eva (Lecturer)
Year
4th year
Teaching period
First semester
Type
Basic
Credits/Recognition
2
Course disciplinary sector (SSD)
BIO/14 - farmacologia
Delivery
Formal authority
Language
English
Attendance
Mandatory
Type of examination
Oral
Type of learning unit
modulo
Modular course
Psychiatry (SCB0218)
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Sommario del corso

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Course objectives

  • To provide students with practically useful advice on epidemiology, specific symptoms, course, clinical complications and treatment of psychiatric disorders.
  • To deepen the clinical presentation of mood disorders, schizophrenia and related disorders, anxiety disorders, eating disorders, personality disorders, neurocognitive disorders and substance-related and addictive disorders;
  • To provide knowledge on the general principles of prescribing antidepressants, antipsychotics, mood stabilizers and benzodiazepines and to specify their clinical indications;
  • To provide knowledge on drugs acting on the central nervous system
  • To give an overview of emergency psychiatry and compulsory admission procedures;
  • To show the main characteristics of psychotherapeutic techniques and their applications in clinical practice.
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Results of learning outcomes

  • Recognizing signs and symptoms of psychiatric disorders;
  • Knowledge of the main treatments in psychiatry: medications and psychosocial interventions;
  • Knowledge of history, chemical structure, mechanism of action, pharmacokinetic, therapeutic effects and unwanted side effects of drugs used for the treatment of neurological and psychiatric diseases;
  • Managing psychiatric disorders and their treatments in a general practice setting.
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Program

  • Mood disorders;
  • Schizophrenia and related disorders;
  • Anxiety disorders and related disorders;
  • Eating disorders;
  • Personality disorders;
  • Substance-related and addictive disorders;
  • Neurocognitive disorders;
  • Treatments: Psychopharmacological treatments and psychotherapy;
  • Drugs used for the treatment of anxiety disorders, mood disorders, schizophrenia and related disorders, eating disorders, Parkinson disease and epilepsy. Drug abuse;
  • Compulsory admission procedures, interface of law and psychiatry, principles of ethics.
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Course delivery

Due to COVID-19 emergency, the course is delivered via Cisco Webex Meetings at the following virtual rooms, depending on the lecturer of each session:

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Learning assessment methods

Due to COVID-19 emergency, oral examinations will be conducted via Cisco Webex Meetings.

Suggested readings and bibliography

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  • The American Psychiatric Association Publishing Textbook of Psychiatry, Seventh Edition. Edited by Laura Weiss Roberts, M.D., M.A., 2019. ISBN 978-1-61537-256-0
  • Goodman & Gilman, The Goodman and Gilman's Manual of Pharmacology and Therapeutics, McGraw-Hill 2018
  • Slides and lecture notes.


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