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NEUROPSYCHOLOGY PROGRAMME COURSE DESCRIPTION

Code Name of the Course Unit Semester In-Class Hours (T+P) Credit ECTS Credit
PSY445 NEUROPSYCHOLOGY 5 3 3 5

GENERAL INFORMATION

Language of Instruction : English
Level of the Course Unit : BACHELOR'S DEGREE, TYY: + 6.Level, EQF-LLL: 6.Level, QF-EHEA: First Cycle
Type of the Course : Elective
Mode of Delivery of the Course Unit Face to face
Coordinator of the Course Unit Prof.Dr. SELMA KARATEPE
Instructor(s) of the Course Unit

OBJECTIVES AND CONTENTS

Objectives of the Course Unit: This course aims to teach the students of the psychology department for 1 semester the fundamentals about the structure, functioning and of the brain and its effect on the behaviour, psychopathology and brain functions.
Contents of the Course Unit: Contents of the course include the subjects such as Neuropsychological Origins of Behaviour, Nervous System, Central Nervous System, Peripheral and Autonomous Nervous System, Brain and Basic Structures in Brain, Cerebellum and Spinal Cord Functions and Disorders, Sympathetic and Parasympathetic Nervous System, Anticholinergic and Cholinergic System, Neuropsychological Basis of Behaviour, Neuron, Neuron Zones, Neuronal Communication, Neuromediators, Serotonin, Noradrenaline, Dopamine, Acetylcholine, Gaba, Glycine, Nitricoxide, Neuropeptides, Endocrine System-Neuropsychology Relation issues.

KEY LEARNING OUTCOMES OF THE COURSE UNIT (On successful completion of this course unit, students/learners will or will be able to)

Explain the basic concepts of neuropsychology. (Bloom's 3)
Explain the development, structure and functions of the brain. (Bloom's 3)
Analyze the intermediary functions of neuromediators. (Bloom’s 4)
Relate endocrine system to neuropsychology. (Bloom's 3)
Summarize the neuropsychological origins of behaviour. (Bloom's 5)

WEEKLY COURSE CONTENTS AND STUDY MATERIALS FOR PRELIMINARY & FURTHER STUDY

Week Preparatory Topics(Subjects) Method
1 - Neuropsychology: General overwiev -
2 - Central Nervous System -
3 - Concicousness, attention -
4 - Learning and memory -
5 - Emotions -
6 - Executive functions -
7 - Language and speaking -
8 - MID-TERM EXAM -
9 - İntelligence -
10 - Neuropsychologic assesment -
11 - Neuropsychology of psychiatric and neurolojik disorders: Demans&Epilepsy etc. -
12 - Presentation of students: Neuropsychology of Multiple sclerosis – Neuropsychology of HIV – Neuropsychology of Alcoholl use - Neuropsychology of substance use -
13 - Presentation of students: Neurodevelopmental disorders – Behaviors and medicine relations – -
14 - Presentation of students: Individual differences, gender, handnesses -
15 - Evaluation -
16 - FINAL EXAM -
17 - FINAL EXAM -

SOURCE MATERIALS & RECOMMENDED READING

Whishaw I.Q. (2007) Fundamentals of Human Neuropsychology (6th ed). Worth Publishers. (Selected sections: Chapter 1 The Development of Neuropsychology) Kolb, B. & Whishaw I.Q. (2007) Fundamentals of Human Neuropsychology (6th ed). Worth Publishers. (Selected sections: Chapter 3 Organization of the Nervous System). Schoenberg, Kolb, B. & Whishaw I.Q. (2007) Fundamentals of Human Neuropsychology (6th ed). Worth Publishers. (Selected sections: Chapter 22 Attention, Mental Images, and Consciousness). Strauss, E. & Sherman, E.M.S. & Spreen, O. (2006) A Compendium of Neuropsychological Tests: Administration, Norms, and Commentary. . Oxford University Press. (Selected sections: Chapter 9 Attention). Schoenberg, M.R. & Scott, J.G. (2011) The Little Black Book of Neuropsychology A Syndrome-Based Approach. Springer. (Selected sections: Chapter 6 Attention/Concentration: The Distractible Patient) Kolb, B. & Whishaw I.Q. (2007) Fundamentals of Human Neuropsychology (6th ed). Worth Publishers. (Selected sections: Chapter 18 Memory). Strauss, E. & Sherman, E.M.S. & Spreen, O. (2006) A Compendium of Neuropsychological Tests: Administration, Norms, and Commentary. . Oxford University Press. (Selected sections: Chapter 10 Memory). Grant, I. & Adams, K.E. (2009). Neuropsychological Assessment of Neuropsychiatric and Neuromedical Disorders. Oxford University Press. (Selected sections: Chapter 23 The Neuropsychology of Memory Dysfunction and Its Assessment). Schoenberg, M.R. & Scott, J.G. (2011) The Little Black Book of Neuropsychology A Syndrome-Based Approach. Springer. (Selected sections: Chapter 8 Memory and Learning: The Forgetful Patient). Strauss, E. & Sherman, E.M.S. & Spreen, O. (2006) A Compendium of Neuropsychological Tests: Administration, Norms, and Commentary. . Oxford University Press. (Selected sections: Chapter 10 Memory)

ASSESSMENT

Assessment & Grading of In-Term Activities Number of Activities Degree of Contribution (%) Description
Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5

CONTRIBUTION OF THE COURSE UNIT TO THE PROGRAMME LEARNING OUTCOMES

KNOWLEDGE

Theoretical

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Explain the historical development process of Aviation Management.
2
Use computer programs related to Aviation Transportation.
3
Define basic concepts related with aviation management.

KNOWLEDGE

Factual

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Relate the information and facts in the field with other social sciences such as law, sociology, philosophy and history.
2
Classify the relationship between the basic functions of the business and the interactions between these functions.
3
Apply knowledge and skills related to his / her field by considering the legal aspect of occupational health and safety.
4
Explain the concepts of entrepreneurship and innovation with the field.

SKILLS

Cognitive

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Manage operational activities related to the airline.
2
Gain lifelong learning skills and use knowledge of the field in the business life with the awareness of social responsibility.

SKILLS

Practical

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Prepare written agreements with relevant institutions in accordance with the legislation.
2
Perform the theoretical and practical knowledge related to the field with appropriate analytical methods and modeling techniques in business life.
3
Manage all phases from planning to implementation of aviation operations as a member of a team.
4
Cooperate with stakeholders related to air transport.
5
Develop the modern techniques and tools necessary for applications related to the field.

OCCUPATIONAL

Autonomy & Responsibility

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Execute a study in his/her field independently.
2
Decide as an individual or a team member to solve the problems encountered in applications related to the field.

OCCUPATIONAL

Learning to Learn

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Evaluate advanced knowledge and skills in his/her field with a critical approach.
2
Apply activities to improve his/her performance and his / her responsibility in line with the learning objectives by determining the learning needs.

OCCUPATIONAL

Communication & Social

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Communicate with people and institutions related to the field in writing and verbally.
2
Explain his/her thoughts on the issues related to the field and suggestions for solutions to the problems by the related departments by using supporting quantitative and qualitative data.
3
Organize projects and activities for the social environment with social responsibility consciousness and to be able to apply those.

OCCUPATIONAL

Occupational and/or Vocational

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Manage airports and terminal operations efficiently using aviation and business information.

WORKLOAD & ECTS CREDITS OF THE COURSE UNIT

Workload for Learning & Teaching Activities

Type of the Learning Activites Learning Activities (# of week) Duration (hours, h) Workload (h)
Lecture & In-Class Activities 14 3 42
Preliminary & Further Study 13 3 39
Land Surveying 0 0 0
Group Work 0 0 0
Laboratory 0 0 0
Reading 0 0 0
Assignment (Homework) 0 0 0
Project Work 0 0 0
Seminar 0 0 0
Internship 0 0 0
Technical Visit 0 0 0
Web Based Learning 0 0 0
Implementation/Application/Practice 0 0 0
Practice at a workplace 0 0 0
Occupational Activity 0 0 0
Social Activity 0 0 0
Thesis Work 0 0 0
Field Study 0 0 0
Report Writing 0 0 0
Final Exam 1 1 1
Preparation for the Final Exam 1 25 25
Mid-Term Exam 1 1 1
Preparation for the Mid-Term Exam 1 20 20
Short Exam 0 0 0
Preparation for the Short Exam 0 0 0
TOTAL 31 0 128
Total Workload of the Course Unit 128
Workload (h) / 25.5 5
ECTS Credits allocated for the Course Unit 5,0