ECTS - Introduction to Psychopathology

Introduction to Psychopathology (PSY301) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
Introduction to Psychopathology PSY301 3 0 0 3 8
Pre-requisite Course(s)
Course Language English
Course Type N/A
Course Level Bachelor’s Degree (First Cycle)
Mode of Delivery Face To Face
Learning and Teaching Strategies Lecture, Discussion, Question and Answer.
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
  • Asst. Prof. Dr. Dilek Demirtepe Saygılı
Course Assistants
Course Objectives This course introduces students to the field of clinical psychology and abnormal and deviant behavior
Course Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • Gain basic knowledge of the theory and scientific methodology in understanding adult psychopathology
  • Can recognize and differentiate psychopathology
  • Can use diagnostic systems of psychopathology such as DSM or ICD classifications
  • Be familiar with up to date coverage of research regarding adult psychopathology
  • To understand the rationale and function of using diagnostic systems
Course Content Theories of psychopathology and psychotherapy, clinical assessment procedures, psychopathologies such as mood disorders, anxiety disorders, psychotic disorders, trauma related disorders, personality disorders, eating disordes, substance use disorders, sexual disorders etc.

Weekly Subjects and Releated Preparation Studies

Week Subjects Preparation
1 Historical overview ch 1
2 Current paradigms in psychopathology ch 2
3 Diagnosis and assessment ch 3
4 Mood disorders ch 5
5 Anxiety disorders ch 6
6 Obsessive-Compulsive related disorders ch 7
7 Trauma-related disorders ch 7
8 Dissociative disorders ch 8
9 Somatic symptom disorders ch 8
10 Schizophrenia ch 9
11 Eating Disorders ch 11
12 Substance Use Disorders ch 10
13 Sexual Disorders ch 12
14 Disorders of childhood ch 13
15 Psychological disorders of late life ch 14
16 Personality Disorders ch 15


Course Book 1. Kring, A.M., Johnson, S.L., Davison, G.C. & Neale, J.M. (2013). Abnormal Psychology. 12th ed. Wiley.

Evaluation System

Requirements Number Percentage of Grade
Attendance/Participation - -
Laboratory - -
Application - -
Field Work - -
Special Course Internship - -
Quizzes/Studio Critics - -
Homework Assignments - -
Presentation - -
Project - -
Report - -
Seminar - -
Midterms Exams/Midterms Jury 2 60
Final Exam/Final Jury 1 40
Toplam 3 100
Percentage of Semester Work 60
Percentage of Final Work 40
Total 100

Course Category

Core Courses X
Major Area Courses
Supportive Courses
Media and Managment Skills Courses
Transferable Skill Courses

The Relation Between Course Learning Competencies and Program Qualifications

# Program Qualifications / Competencies Level of Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 To have a comprehensive understanding of basic psychological perspectives and to examine the mental, affective, and behavioral processes of human beings within a scientific discipline X
2 To have a knowledge about the historical and philosophical developments, basic concepts, applications and schools of science of psychology as well as the subfields of psychology such as clinical, experimental, social, developmental, industrial, health, traffic and educational psychology X
3 To gain skills in identifying, describing, formulating, and solving the problems related to basic mental, emotional, and behavioral problems of human beings X
4 To develop new ideas through analytical, critical, and creative point of view by using abstract concepts and to gain skills in evaluating different psychological phenomena X
5 To gain knowledge and skills in transforming his/her theoretical knowledge into practice in different fields of psychology X
6 To have skills in accessing knowledge and using resources X
7 To have knowledge about basic principles of psychological assessment along with various quantitative, qualitative, and experimental research methods, to have skills in designing and conducting research by using these methods, and analyzing, reporting, and presenting research data X
8 To have awareness of interpersonal sensitivity, societal processes and problems X
9 To have efficient written and oral communication skills in Turkish and English X
10 To gain skills in following the developments in the field of expertise and renewing himself/herself with an awareness of life-span learning X
11 To have professional and ethical responsibility, knowledge, and awareness X

ECTS/Workload Table

Activities Number Duration (Hours) Total Workload
Course Hours (Including Exam Week: 16 x Total Hours) 16 3 48
Special Course Internship
Field Work
Study Hours Out of Class 16 5 80
Presentation/Seminar Prepration
Homework Assignments
Quizzes/Studio Critics
Prepration of Midterm Exams/Midterm Jury 2 15 30
Prepration of Final Exams/Final Jury 1 42 42
Total Workload 200