The Bachelor of Psychological Science and Techniques is designed to provide students with a comprehensive foundation of psychology. More specifically, the course objectives are:

  • The creation of a junior psychologist able to, in collaboration with and under the supervision of a senior psychologist, develop and put into practice the principles, models, and methods acquired in different fields of psychology, contributing to the development and welfare of individuals, groups, companies and organizations
  • The training of graduates who, thanks to the acquisition of a foundation in various sectors of psychology, can continue with their studies, enrolling in a second-level degree course to deepen specific aspects of psychological disciplines and professional applications.

OVERVIEW

In order to be admitted to the Bachelor of Psychological Science and Techniques, applicants must possess a valid high school diploma. The Bachelor’s Degree is a 3-year program taught both in Italian or English and offered in an online modality, combining the following different multimedia learning tools:

  • Audio-video lessons (accessible through the web platform in an asynchronous way)
  • Text materials (accessible through the web platform);
  • Self-Assessments: true/false questions, multiple choice, hot-spot image, chart test, role playing, simulations (accessible through the web platform);
  • Written assignments requiring the accomplishment of specific tasks in which students show their Mastery of methodologies, tools and critical autonomy.

The final exam of the degree program, intended to assess the technical-scientific and professional preparation of the student, consists of the completion and discussion of a written dissertation.

Duration:
3 years
Credits:
180 ECTS (European Credits Transfer and Accumulation System)
135 US Quarter Credits

COURSES

The 3-year program, amounting to 180 credits of academic achievement, is organized as follows:

Courses

CFU/ECTS

1st YEAR
M-PSI/01 General Psychology 12
BIO/09 Element of Human Physiology 12
M-PSI/05 Social Psychology 6
M-PSI/04 Developmental Psychology 12
M-PSI/03 Psychometrics I 12
Information Technology Basics 6
Subtotal 60
2nd YEAR
M-PSI/03 Psychometrics II 12
M-PSI/02 Psychobiology and Physiological Psychology 12
M-PSI/07 Psychodynamic psychology 12
M-PSI/08 Clinical Psychology I 6
M-PSI/04 Psychology of Socialization 6
Elective course* 6
Laboratory of Dynamic Psychology 6
Subtotal 60
3rd YEAR
M-PSI/08 Clinical Psychology II 6
MED/25 Element of Psychiatry 6
M-PSI/05 Community Psychology 12
M-PSI/06 Occupational and Organizational Psychology 6
SPS/07 Sociology of Work 6
Elective course* 6
Laboratory of Clinical Psychology 6
Linguistic Competence 6
Dissertation 6
Subtotal 60
TOTAL 180

 

* Electives(among those not yet taken)CFU/ECTS
Statistics and Demography
History of Medicine
General Hygiene
Sociology of Professions
Cultural Anthropology
6+6

 

OUTCOMES AND PROFESSIONAL PROFILE

Graduates from this program can carry out activities in areas as of services to individuals  and group organizations and communities that support and promote health. These activities cover areas of psychometric assessment, and psychosocial development; as well as areas of human resource management in the different stages of life. This profession is regulated by state laws.

Skills associated with this degree;

The skills associated with the function are determined by Presidential Decree 328/2001. Are subject to the professional activities in the bachelors in psychology of technical-operational in psychology aimed at individuals, groups, social organizations and communities to become employed by public / private and third sector organizations or self-employed. In particular the psychologist junior:

  • Participate in planning and assessment of psychological and psychosocial interventions
  • Psycho-educational interventions aimed at promoting the full development of the potential for personal growth that is conclusive of social participation
  • Observation from psychological thesis and other analysis tools to evaluation the behavior, personality, cognitive processes and social interaction, opinions of attitudes, of psychological tasks and conditions
  • Use by people with disabilities psychological tools to develop or recover functional skills of cognitive, practical, emotional and relational, to stop the regression function in case of chronic diseases, and to find formulas of facilitating alternatives
  • Use psychological tools for educational guidance and professional management focused on development of human resources
  • Use psychological tools and ergonomic to make it effective and safe work place, the working behavior and trafficking, to implement preventive and training on safety issues with individuals, groups, and communities. This method will change and improve behaviors of people in group situation of people at risk
  • Loading and processing of statistical data for psychological research

Career opportunities:

The Bachelor of Psychological Science and Techniques, in line with indications adopted from the scientific and professional community of psychologists in Italy and throughout Europe, does not provide adequate knowledge for independent practice of psychology. To obtain the title of psychologist the graduate must continue his or her studies with a second level Bachelor’s degree (laurea magistrale). First level graduates may, however, after a post-graduate professional internship and registration to Section B of the Professional Association of Psychologists, under the supervision of a professional psychologist, work directly with individuals, families, groups and communities to promote wellbeing, effective educational interventions and the best use of individual and social resources.

Professional fields include those that foresee preventive, diagnostic, and rehabilitative interventions within private or public structures, educational institutions, and third sector organizations, and within a context of psycho-social activities, evaluation, human resources management, assistance, education, promotion of health in collaboration with a professional psychologist.

The course prepares students for the following professions:

  • Clinical psychologists and psychotherapists - ( 2.5.3.3.1 )
  • Developmental and educational psychologists - ( 2.5.3.3.2 )
  • Psychologists of work and organizations - ( 2.5.3.3.3 )
  • Techniques of reintegration and social integration - ( 3.4.5.2.0 )