PSY511 Clinical Psychopathology

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Course Code Course Title Weekly Hours* ECTS Weekly Class Schedule
T P
PSY511 Clinical Psychopathology 3 0 6 Wednesday 17:00- 19:50
Prerequisite None It is a prerequisite to

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Lecturer Selvira Draganovic Office Hours / Room / Phone
Monday:
9:00-12:00
Wednesday:
9:00-11:00
B F2.3B - 033 957 319
E-mail sdraganovic@ius.edu.ba
Assistant Assistant E-mail
Course Objectives The course aims to discuss the lawful aspects of mental functioning as these express themselves in various forms of mental abnormality, disorder, and distress. While treatment will be surveyed theory discussed, the primary focus of the course is descriptive, with an emphasis on psychopathology rather than intervention.
Textbook Descriptive Psychopathology The Signs and Symptoms of Behavioral Disorders. Cambridge University Press 2008. 2. Hersen, M., & Beidel, D. C. (Eds.). (2014). Adult psychopathology and diagnosis (seventh edition). Hoboken, New Jersey: John Wiley & Sons, 3.• Fish's Clinical Psychopathology – signs and symptoms in psychiatry (third edition. The Royal College of Psychiatrists 2007. 4. • American Psychiatric Association (2013). Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition, Washington, DC: American Psychiatric Association.
Learning Outcomes After successful  completion of the course, the student will be able to:
  1. Identify the role of psychopharmacology in clinical psychotherapy service delivery and research
  2. Identify and explain the processes and mechanisms of neurochemical transmission and how that impacts psychotropic drug use
  3. Explain the mechanisms of action of common prescribed medications and drugs of abuse
  4. identify the common medications used for different psychological disorders
  5. Define the role of medications in the treatment of psychological disorders
Teaching Methods Class discussions with examples. Active tutorial sessions involving workshops on course related, in class covered topics for engaged learning and continuous feedback on progress. Individual and team assignments and projects.
WEEK TOPIC REFERENCE
Week 1 Abnormal psychology: An historical and conceptual approach 1. chapters 1.2.3
Week 2 Mental State Examination 1. Chapters 4, 5
Week 3 Examination Domains:Psychopathology of everyday behaviour and general appearance 1. chapter 6
Week 4 Examination Domains: Disturbances of motor function Quiz I 1. chapter 7
Week 5 Examination Domains:Disturbances in emotional experience 1. chapter 8
Week 6 Examination Domains: Disturbances in speech and language 1. chapter 9
Week 7 Examination Domains: Perceptual disturbances MIDTERM EXAM 1. chapter 10
Week 8 Examination Domains: Delusions and abnormal thought content 1. chapter 11
Week 9 Examination Domains: Obsessive-compulsive behaviors 1. chapter 12
Week 10 Examination Domains: Cognitive testing and the psychopathology of cognitive Quiz II dysfunction 1. chapter 13
Week 11 Examination Domains: Personality, Abnormal trait behaviours: Personality disorder 1. chapter 14
Week 12 Psychiatric syndromes, defense mechanisms and cognitive distortions 2. Appendices I and II
Week 13 Project presentations
Week 14 Project presentations
Week 15 Wrap up
Assessment Methods and Criteria Evaluation Tool Quantity Weight Alignment with LOs
Final Exam 1 30 LO, 1,2, 3, 4, 5
Semester Evaluation Compenents
Quiz 1 1 20 LO 1,2,
In-term exam 1 30 LO 1.2.3.4.
Quiz 2 1 20 LO 6
***     ECTS Credit Calculation     ***
 Activity Hours Weeks Student Workload Hours Activity Hours Weeks Student Workload Hours
Lecture Hours 3 15 45 In-term Exam Study 10 1 10
Assignments 5 2 10 Final Exam Study 20 2 40
Tutorials 1 15 15 Assingment/presentation 8 2 16
Home Study 1 14 14 Home Study 1 14 14
        Total Workload Hours = 164
*T= Teaching, P= Practice ECTS Credit = 6
Course Academic Quality Assurance: Semester Student Survey Last Update Date: 06/11/2020
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