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PSYCHOPHARMACOLOGY PSK421 --------------- 3 + 0 4

TYPE OF COURSE UNITElective Course
LEVEL OF COURSE UNITBachelor's Degree
YEAR OF STUDY-
SEMESTER---------------
NUMBER OF ECTS CREDITS ALLOCATED4
NAME OF LECTURER(S)Assistant Professor Zeynep Başgöze
LEARNING OUTCOMES OF THE COURSE UNIT At the end of this course, the students;
1) Will learn basic principles of psychopharmacology.
2) Will become acquainted with effects of various drugs on nervous system.
3) Will learn the effects of various drugs on emotion, thinking, behavior and perception.
4) Will learn interaction between different types of drugs and neurotransmitters.
5) Will acquire knowledge on addictive drugs.
MODE OF DELIVERYFace to face
PRE-REQUISITES OF THE COURSENo
RECOMMENDED OPTIONAL PROGRAMME COMPONENTNone
COURSE CONTENTS
WEEKTOPICS
1st Week Principles of Psychopharmacology
2nd Week Structure and the Function of the Nervous System
3rd Week Neurotransmitters and Hormones
4th Week Catecholamine
5th Week Acetylcholine and Serotonin
6th Week Glutamate and GABA
7th Week Drug Abuse and Addiction
8th Week Mid-term and Alcohol
9th Week The Opiates
10th Week Psychomotor Stimulants
11th Week Nicotine and Caffeine
12th Week Marijuana and Cannabinoids
13th Week Hallucinogens and Inhalants
14th Week General Evaluation
RECOMENDED OR REQUIRED READINGMeyer, J. S., & Quenzer, L. F. (2005). Psychopharmacolog: Drugs, the brain and behavior. MA: Sinauer Associates.
Ettinger, R. H. (2010). Psychopharmacology. NY: Pearson.
PLANNED LEARNING ACTIVITIES AND TEACHING METHODSLecture,Discussion
ASSESSMENT METHODS AND CRITERIA
 QuantityPercentage(%)
Mid-term130
Quiz440
Total(%)70
Contribution of In-term Studies to Overall Grade(%)70
Contribution of Final Examination to Overall Grade(%)30
Total(%)100
LANGUAGE OF INSTRUCTIONTurkish
WORK PLACEMENT(S)No
  

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