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Academic year 2023/2024
Bachelor's Degree (BSc) on PSYCHIATRIC REHABILITATION TECHNIQUE

Coordinator Prof. Caterina La Cascia
Class of Bachelor's Degree (BSc) on Health professions for rehabilitation (L/SNT2)
3 years
PALERMO
Number of seats in national planning: 15
Department of Biomedicine, Neurosciences and Advanced Diagnostics
Course Code
2168

Course info
Graduates in Psychiatric Rehabilitation Technique must: - acquire the competences needed to understand the structural and anatomic organisation of the central nervous system and of the relevant biological, neuro-chemical and physiological phenomena; - know the fundamental traits of psychological development and family dynamics - understand the etiopathogenesis, physiopathology, diagnostics and symptoms of the principal mental disorders of childhood, adolescence and adult age; - know the main psychodiagnostics tools and the most common rating scales; - know the fundamental traits of both pharmacological and psychotherapeutic psychiatric care; - understand the basic principles, the underlying theories, the models, techniques and intervention strategies of psychiatric rehabilitation; - acquire the ability to design tailor made rehabilitation interventions and their evaluation procedures; - understand the basic principles of mental hygiene and of the prevention of psychic disease in various life contexts. - Acquire appropriate knowledge of the regulations related to psychiatry and to the organisation of mental healthcare services. For these purposes, the Degree Course in Psychiatric Rehabilitation Technician provides 180 total university training credits (CFU), divided into three years of course, of which at least 60 to be acquired in training activities aimed at the maturation of basic, class-specific and specific professional skills (internship), divided into basic, characterizing and related activities. Basic (core) activities concern the study of preparatory and introductory subjects, necessary for the achievement of basic knowledge relating to biological, biochemical and physiological phenomena and to the main functioning mechanisms of organs and systems. Class-specific activities consist of teachings relating to prevention, diagnosis and therapeutic-rehabilitative interventions in the field of psychiatric pathologies, with attention to the study of psychological, pharmacological and legal medical aspects. In addition, knowledge of health management issues is provided. The related activities allow to deepen the study of disciplines related to the field of psychiatric rehabilitation, according to a multi-disciplinary approach to mental illness.
Profile: Psychiatric Rehabilitation Technician Functions: Healthcare professional performing rehabilitation, educational, primary prevention, and health promotion interventions Skills: - assessment of the psychic disability and of the subject ‘s potentials - analysis of needs and resources present in the family and socio-environmental context - implementation and verification of the rehabilitation plan supervised by the psychiatrist Professional opportunities: - direct access to LM - SNT / 2 - area of the profession - social welfare structures in the public and private sectors - psycho-social centres - rehabilitation therapy centres - therapeutic communities - lodging houses - residences for the elderly - drug addiction services
To be admitted to the final examination, students should have acquired 174 credits; the final examination is awarded with 6 credits. The final examination consists of the preparation and discussion of a theoretical practical paper and of a practical test aiming at demonstrating professional expertise. Papers might also be written in a foreign language, agreed with the Board. The final examination is qualifying for the professional practice. It takes place in two sessions in the periods and in the manner prescribed by a specific decree of the M.I.U.R. in agreement with the Ministry of Health before an examining Board composed according to the procedures provided for by the Ministerial Decree 2 April 2001. The dates of the sessions are communicated to MIUR and the Ministry of Health who can send experts as their representatives.

course outline
Teachings first year
credits Term Val. Area Scientific sector
10730 - PHYSICS AND BIOCHEMISTRY - INTEGRATED COURSE DI LIBERTO (RD) 7.0 1 V
CHEMISTRY AND BIOCHEMISTRY PROPAEDEUTICS DI LIBERTO (RD) 3.0 A BIO/10
APPLIED MEDICAL PHYSICS BUTTACAVOLI (RD) 4.0 A FIS/07
15143 - PSYCHIATRIC REHABILITATION AND MEDICAL STATISTICS - INTEGRATED COURSE Details LA CASCIA (PA) 8.0 1 V
MEDICAL STATISTICS SCONDOTTO (PC) 4.0 A MED/01
ELEMENTS AND TENETS OF PSYCHIATRIC REHABILITATION LA CASCIA (PA) 4.0 B MED/48
21163 - APPLIED BIOLOGY AND HUMAN ANATOMY - INTEGRATED COURSE CAMPANELLA (PO) 6.0 1 V
HUMAN ANATOMY CARINI (PA) 3.0 A BIO/16
APPLIED BIOLOGY AND GENETICS RAIMONDO (RD) 3.0 A BIO/13
04731 - FOREIGN LANGUAGE (ENGLISH) Details 3.0 2 G E
07558 - PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE I YEAR Details 20.0 2 V B MED/48
08446 - PHYSIOLOGY Details FRINCHI (RD) 3.0 2 V A BIO/09
13136 - PSYCHIATRY, CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY AND NEUROLOGY - INTEGRATED COURSE Details LA BARBERA (PO) 12.0 2 V
PSYCHIATRY I LA BARBERA (PO) 5.0 B MED/25
NEUROLOGY MONASTERO (PA) 4.0 B MED/26
CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY I 3.0 B M-PSI/08
Teachings second year
credits Term Val. Area Scientific sector
13171 - SCIENCE OF PREVENTION AND FORENSIC MEDICINE - INTEGRATED COURSE Details ARGO (PO) 10.0 1 V
IMAGE DIAGNOSTICS AND RADIOTHERAPY PARDO (RU) 3.0 B MED/36
HYGIENE IMMORDINO (RD) 3.0 B MED/42
FORENSIC MEDICINE ARGO (PO) 4.0 B MED/43
15185 - CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY AND BUSINESS ORGANISATION - INTEGRATED COURSE Details 6.0 1 V
BUSINESS ORGANISATION 3.0 B SECS-P/10
CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY II 3.0 B M-PSI/08
07580 - PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE II YEAR Details 20.0 2 V B MED/48
13137 - SCIENCES OF THE DEVELOPMENTAL AGE - INTEGRATED COURSE Details LO BAIDO (PA) 7.0 2 V
PSYCHOPATHOLOGY OF ADOLESCENCE LO BAIDO (PA) 4.0 B MED/25
PAEDIATRICS 3.0 B MED/38
13138 - PHARMACOLOGICAL-REHABILITATIVE INTEGRATED APPROACHES TO PSYCHIATRIC TROUBLES - INTEGRATED COURSE Details FERRARO (RD) 10.0 2 V
THEORIES AND MODELS OF PSYCHIATRIC REHABILITATION 4.0 B MED/48
PSYCHIATRY II FERRARO (RD) 3.0 B MED/25
PSYCHOPHARMACOLOGY 3.0 B BIO/14
Teachings third year
credits Term Val. Area Scientific sector
06354 - INTERDISCIPLINARY SCIENCES - INTEGRATED COURSE Details LA CASCIA (PA) 10.0 1 V
METHODOLOGY AND DESIGN OF INTERVENTIONS IN PSYCHIATRIC REHABILITATION LA CASCIA (PA) 4.0 B MED/48
INTERNAL MEDICINE CANINO (RU) 3.0 A MED/09
PHYSICAL AND REHABILITATIVE MEDICINE 3.0 C MED/34
15187 - REHABILITATION TECHNIQUES AND ART THERAPIES - INTEGRATED COURSE Details 7.0 1 V
CINEMA, PHOTOGRAPHY AND TELEVISION 3.0 B L-ART/06
THERAPEUTIC AND REHABILITATIVE TECHNIQUES 4.0 B MED/48
01192 - OTHER EDUCATIONAL ACTIVITIES 6.0 2 G F
05917 - FINAL EXAMINATION 6.0 2 G E
09538 - PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE III YEAR Details 20.0 2 V B MED/48
15186 - SPECIALIST PROFESSIONAL WORKSHOP Details 3.0 2 G F
22691 - SCIENCE OF DEVELOPMENTAL AGE II - INTEGRATED COURSE Details 10.0 2 V
PSYCHIATRIC REHABILITATION IN CHILDHOOD AND ADOLESCENCE 3.0 B MED/48
ADDICTIONS AND BEHAVIOURAL DISORDERS IN ADOLESCENCE 3.0 B MED/25
CHILD NEUROPSYCHIATRY 4.0 B MED/39
ADO Group of subjects 6.0 D
Explaination
Term Term/Semester
Val. Valutation: V = mark in 30/30, G = note
(*) Teaching attended in english
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