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COURSE UNIT TITLECOURSE UNIT CODESEMESTERTHEORY + PRACTICE (Hour)ECTS
CULTURAL FACTORS IN PSYCHOPATHOLOGY PSK455 --------------- 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)-
LEARNING OUTCOMES OF THE COURSE UNIT At the end of this course, the students;
1) Will acquire the knowledge of cultural factors that affect the definition and perception of psychopathology, diagnosis and psychotherapy.
2) Will acquire insight on the relationship between modern understanding of psychopathology and endogenous psychologies.
3) Will learn how cultural factors affect the process of psychotherapy implementations.
4) Will learn cultural factors in different psychopathologies.
5) Will learn taking possible effects of culture into consideration in their professional practices.
MODE OF DELIVERYFace to face
PRE-REQUISITES OF THE COURSENo
RECOMMENDED OPTIONAL PROGRAMME COMPONENTNone
COURSE CONTENTS
WEEKTOPICS
1st Week Culture and Psychopathology
2nd Week Culture and Personality
3rd Week Cultural Factors in Classification of Psychopathology
4th Week Cultural Factors in Diagnosis Process
5th Week Depression
6th Week Anxiety
7th Week Somatization
8th Week Mid-term and Pain
9th Week Psychosis
10th Week Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
11th Week Suicidal Behavior
12th Week Personality Disorders
13th Week Adolescent Psychopathology
14th Week General Evaluation
RECOMENDED OR REQUIRED READINGTseng, W., & Streltzer, J. (1997). Culture and psychopathology: A guide to clinical assessment. NY: Routledge.
Eshun, S., & Gurung, R. A. R. (2009). Culture and mental health: Sociocultural influences, theory, and practice. NY: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing.
PLANNED LEARNING ACTIVITIES AND TEACHING METHODSLecture,Discussion
ASSESSMENT METHODS AND CRITERIA
 QuantityPercentage(%)
Mid-term130
Quiz430
Total(%)60
Contribution of In-term Studies to Overall Grade(%)60
Contribution of Final Examination to Overall Grade(%)40
Total(%)100
LANGUAGE OF INSTRUCTIONTurkish
WORK PLACEMENT(S)No
  

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