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    Paola BUCCI

    Insegnamento di CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY

    Corso di laurea magistrale a ciclo unico in MEDICINA E CHIRURGIA

    SSD: M-PSI/08

    CFU: 1,00


    Periodo di Erogazione: Annualità Singola


    Teaching language



    Basic principles of patient-doctor relationship and of communication skills in medicine.

    Textbook and course materials

    - Kurtz, Silverman, Draper “Skills for Communicating with Patients"”, 3rd Edition , 2016, CRC Press, Taylor & Francis.
    - Engel GL. The need for a new medical model. A challenge to biomedicine. Science. 1977; 196: 129–36.
    - Borrell-Carrió F, Suchman AL, Epstein RM. The biopsychosocial model 25 years later: principles, practice, and scientific inquiry. Ann Fam Med. 2004; 2(6): 576-82.

    Course objectives

    The following knowledge and skills have to be acquired: knowledge on biopsychosocial model in medicine; acquisition of methods for a correct and effective clinical interview, in line with basic principles of medical deontology and of partnership with the patient; knowledge and management of informed consent procedure, of rules for respect of privacy, and of shared decision making principles.

    Teaching methods

    Classroom lessons and Practical activities

    Evaluation methods

    Oral examination

    Course Syllabus

    - Biopsychosocial model in medicine
    - Value of communication in medicine as a tool in disease prevention and treatment and health education
    - Verbal and non-verbal communication in healthcare
    - La “Calgary - Cambridge guide to the medical interview”
    - Communication skills: competence, empathy, trust
    - Communication in critical situation

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