Bachelor's degree in Psychiatric Rehabilitation Techniques (to qualify as a psychiatric rehabilitation expert)(Rovereto)

Foundations of psychology and psychopathology (2016/2017)

Course code
4S000236
Credits
5
Coordinator
Massimo Girelli

Teaching is organised as follows:
Unit Credits Academic sector Period Academic staff
NEUROANATOMIA 1 BIO/16-HUMAN ANATOMY TERP ROV 1^ ANNO - 1^ SEMESTRE Carlo Zancanaro
NEUROPATOLOGIA E NEUROLOGIA 2 MED/26-NEUROLOGY TERP ROV 1^ ANNO - 1^ SEMESTRE Stefano Tamburin
PSICOLOGIA GENERALE E PSICOBIOLOGIA 2 M-PSI/02-PSYCHOBIOLOGY AND PHYSIOLOGICAL PSYCHOLOGY TERP ROV 1^ ANNO - 1^ SEMESTRE Massimo Girelli

Learning outcomes

Neurobiological, neurophysiological and neuroanatomical correlates of human cognitive functions.
Neurospychological and neuropathological evidence of cognitive function deficits as a result of focal cerebral lesions and neurological degenerative pathologies in particular psychiatric pathological signs.

Syllabus

Human cognitive functions: learning, memory, motivation-emotions and intelligence. Cognitive neuroscience methods: brain imaging (fMRI, PET, TMS) and electrophysiological (EEG, ERP) techniques.
Organization of the central nervous system: structures, blood supply, nervous pathways, cranial nerves. Meaning and morfological organization of the autonomic nervous system and the sympathetic and parasymapthetic sections.
Functional-anatomical principles of the nervous systems as a basis to understand neurological signs and symptoms.
Major neuropsychological deficits of the cognitive functions (aphasia, agnosia, apraxia, amnesia). Physiopathology of the executive functions: frontal syndrome.
Normal and pathological cerebral aging.
Neurodegenerative diseases: dementias (Alzheimer and Parkinson diseases)
Cerebral vascular diseases: ischemic and hemorrhagic strokes

Assessment methods and criteria

The exam is unique and concomitant but the questions are divided according to the different modules as follows:

General Psychology and Psychobiology: multiple choice test: 15 questions with 3 response options each

Neurology and Neuropathology: written exam (open questions)

Neuroanatomy: multiple choice questions

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
P. Gray Psicologia Ed. Zanichelli  
Cacciari Papagno Psicologia Generale e Neuroscienze Cognitive (Edizione 1) Il Mulino 2006 88-15-11057-7
Bentivoglio M. et al. Anatomia umana e istologia (Edizione 2) Minerva Medica 2010 978-88-7711-670-3




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