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NEUROPSYCHOLOGY PROGRAMME COURSE DESCRIPTION

Code Name of the Course Unit Semester In-Class Hours (T+P) Credit ECTS Credit
PSI445 NEUROPSYCHOLOGY 5 3 3 5

GENERAL INFORMATION

Language of Instruction : Turkish
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 Assoc.Prof.Dr. ŞÜKRAN GÜZİN ILICAK AYDINALP
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 - Neuropsychological Basis of Behaviour Lecture, Question and Answer, Exemplification, Demonstration
2 Literature review Nervous system, central nervous system, Peripheral and Autonomic nervous system Lecture, Question and Answer, Exemplification, Demonstration
3 Literature review Brain and main structures in brain Lecture, Question and Answer, Exemplification, Demonstration
4 Literature review Cerebellum and medulla functions and disorders Lecture, Question and Answer, Exemplification, Demonstration
5 Literature review Sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous system Lecture, Question and Answer, Exemplification, Demonstration
6 Literature review Anticholinergic and Cholinergic System Lecture, Question and Answer, Exemplification, Demonstration
7 Literature review Neuropsychological Basis of Behaviour Lecture, Question and Answer, Exemplification, Demonstration
8 - MID-TERM EXAM -
9 Literature review Neuron, Neuronal parts Lecture, Question and Answer, Exemplification, Demonstration
10 Literature review Neural communication Lecture, Question and Answer, Exemplification, Demonstration
11 Literature review Neuro-mediators Lecture, Question and Answer, Exemplification, Demonstration
12 Literature review Serotonin, Noradrenalin, Dopamine Lecture, Question and Answer, Exemplification, Demonstration
13 Literature review Acetylcholine, Gaba, Glycine, Nitric Oxide Lecture, Question and Answer, Exemplification, Demonstration
14 Literature review Neuropeptides Lecture, Question and Answer, Exemplification, Demonstration
15 Literature review Endocrine system- neuropsychology relations Lecture, Question and Answer, Exemplification, Demonstration
16 - FINAL EXAM -
17 - FINAL EXAM -

SOURCE MATERIALS & RECOMMENDED READING

KUMRAL, E. (2014). Klinik nöropsikoloji ve nöropsikiyatrik hastalıklar. Güneş Tıp Kitapevleri.
CARLSON, N. R. (2011). Fizyolojik psikoloji davranışın nörolojik temelleri. Nobel Akademik Yayıncılık.
3. GOETZ, C. G. (Ed.). (2007). Textbook of clinical neurology (Vol. 355). Elsevier Health Sciences.

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
Describe basic communication theories with the knowledge gained in public relations and publicity.
2
List the main features of communication in items.
3
Interpret the basic characteristics of communication and create a creative solution to ensure reconciliation in an existing communication problem.

KNOWLEDGE

Factual

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Use the basic information in the field of Public Relations and Publicity in interdisciplinary studies.
2
Evaluate the knowledge related to social and natural sciences and produce projects in professional life.
3
Tell the basic concepts of public relations and advertising in detail.

SKILLS

Cognitive

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Analyze and evaluate social events at national and international level in the light of current debates.
2
Use the leadership, communication and presentation skills in occupational events.

SKILLS

Practical

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Follow the innovations in the field of communication and important written and oral communication tools related to the field.
2
Write press releases for the purpose of introducing the institution he/she works at or owns.
3
Create communication programs within the public relations and advertising campaign.

OCCUPATIONAL

Autonomy & Responsibility

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Use published domestic and foreign data sources related to public relations and advertising in the field of communication and communication area in his / her own works such as articles and projects.

OCCUPATIONAL

Learning to Learn

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Evaluate the planning processes of past communication programs, public relations and advertising practices.

OCCUPATIONAL

Communication & Social

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Use communication techniques in the right place, environment and time.

OCCUPATIONAL

Occupational and/or Vocational

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Plan communication programs in the awareness of ethical values in the professional work.

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