Combined Bachelor's + Master's degree in Dentistry and Dental Prosthetics

Neurology and Psychiatry - PSICHIATRIA

Course code
Name of lecturer
Mirella Ruggeri
Number of ECTS credits allocated
Academic sector
Language of instruction
1° SEMESTRE dal Oct 3, 2016 al Dec 22, 2016.

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Lesson timetable


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Learning outcomes

The general educational objective of the Course of Psychiatry is that the student acquires, through the analysis of the basic psychic mechanisms, the aptitude to consider the psychological aspects that characterize the patient's state of health.

Program in summary form: 1- General information on the bio-psycho-social model and organization of psychiatric services 2- Patient-doctor relationship 3 - Anxiety disorders 4. - Mood Disorders 5- Elements of Psychopharmacology


1- General information on psychological-psychiatric issues of dental interest
2- Patient doctor relationship - the ability to communicate - give support - difficult relationships: fear “of the dentist” - the bio-psycho-social model in psychiatry
3- Anxiety Disorders: Panic Attack, Panic Disorder, Agoraphobia; Social phobia; Specific Phobia; Obsessive-compulsive disorder; Generalized Anxiety Disorder; Adaptation disorders. Nosographic and clinical aspects; differential diagnosis. Exemplification of relevant clinical cases with Dentistry
4- Mood disorders: Depressive episode, Major depressive disorder, Distinctive disorder; Manic and Hypomanic episode; Type I Bipolar Disorder; Type II Bipolar Disorder; Cyclothymic Disorder. Nosographic and clinical aspects; differential diagnosis. Exemplification of relevant clinical cases with Dentistry
5- Psychopharmacology - medicines in psychiatry - use of benzodiazepines in medicine
6- Modality of interaction with vulnerable patients; principles for reassurance and conscious sedation

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
Gilberti, Rossi Manuale di Psichiatria (Edizione 6) Piccin e Vallardi Editori, Padova 2009

Assessment methods and criteria

Written with multiple choice tests, plus open end questions


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