Psychiatry II (MED612) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
Psychiatry II MED612 0 5 0 4 5
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.
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
Course Assistants
Course Objectives Gaining the competence to be able to perform preventive medicine on psychiatric problems and diseases seen in adulthood, and to be able to make differential diagnosis and to make preliminary diagnosis or diagnosis of common psychiatric diseases and psychiatric emergencies, to be able to make the first intervention in case of necessity, apply the treatment or refer the patient appropriately, and to be able to follow-up patients with psychiatric diseases.
Course Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • By performing an effective communication takes psychiatric anamnesis of patient and performs psychiatric examination.
  • Recognizes the signs and symptoms related to psychiatric disorders and makes preliminary diagnoses by evaluating the findings of psychiatric anamnesis and examination.
  • Makes diagnosis of depression and plans the treatment, evaluates pharmacological and other treatment methods and refers patient in case of necessity.
  • Makes diagnosis of anxiety disorders and plans the treatment, evaluates pharmacological and other treatment methods and refers patient in case of necessity.
  • Recognizes emergency psychiatric conditions, evaluates the patient and performs the required first intervention and refers the patient appropriately.
  • Recognizes common psychiatric disorders/diseases such as bipolar disorder, somatoform disorders, eating disorders, sexual dysfunctions, personality disorders, schizophrenia and substance use, makes required referral and follows-up the patient with these psychiatric disorders/diseases.
  • Knows the psychiatric disorders associated with medical conditions.
  • Knows the concepts of suicide and intervention, makes the required intervention in case of suicide and refer the patient in an appropriate manner.
  • Improves professional knowledge and skills by following updated topics related to medicine, renewed and changed diagnosis and treatment approaches.
  • Keeps the written and electronic medical records appropriately, and makes necessary reports and notifications at the primary level.
  • Acts in accordance with ethical values in the communication with patients, relatives, colleagues and other healthcare professionals.
  • Knows the health system and its legislation.
Course Content Mood and anxiety disorders; depression; antidepressants; somatization and somatoform disorders; eating disorders; sleeping disorders; sexual dysfunctions; personality disorders; psychotic disorders; schizophrenia; antipsychotic drugs; psychiatric emergencies; delirium; dissociative disorders; alcohol and substance addiction; ethical-legal issues.

Weekly Subjects and Releated Preparation Studies

Week Subjects Preparation
1 Taking anamnesis from a psychiatric patient Psychiatric examination Mood disorders, clinical diagnosis and treatment Epidemiology and etiology of depression Treatment of depression: psychopharmacology and other interventions Bipolar disorder Anxiety disorders, classification, clinical diagnosis and treatment -
2 Antidepressants, anxiolytic and mood stabilizing drugs Somatization and somatoform disorders Eating disorders Sleeping disorders Sexual dysfunctions Personality disorders Mental disorders associated with physical conditions -
3 Psychotic disorders, classification and symptoms Schizophrenia and other delusional disorders, etiology, main symptoms and clinical approach Antipsychotic drugs Approach to suicide Emergency psychiatric conditions Diagnosis and treatment of delirium and other psychiatric conditions associated with physical disorders -
4 Dissociative disorders, diagnosis and treatment approach Psychiatric conditions related to alcohol and substance use, emergency approach, management of withdrawal and intoxications Ethical issues Legal issues -


Course Book 1. Kaplan & Sadock’s Synopsis of Psychiatry, 10th Edition Benjamin J. Sadock, Virginia A. Sadock
2. Rutter's Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 6th Edition Anita Thapar, Daniel S. Pine, James F. Leckman, Stephen Scott, Margaret J. Snowling, Eric A. Taylor
3. Goldman-Cecil Medicine, 2-Volume Set, 25th Edition Lee Goldman and Andrew I. Schafer
4. Andreoli and Carpenter's Cecil Essentials of Medicine, 9th Edition Ivor J. Benjamin, Robert C. Griggs, Edward J Wing, J. Gregory Fitz

Evaluation System

Requirements Number Percentage of Grade
Attendance/Participation 15 20
Laboratory - -
Application 15 60
Field Work - -
Special Course Internship - -
Quizzes/Studio Critics - -
Homework Assignments - -
Presentation - -
Project - -
Report - -
Seminar 1 20
Midterms Exams/Midterms Jury - -
Final Exam/Final Jury - -
Toplam 31 100
Percentage of Semester Work
Percentage of Final Work 100
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 Integrates and utilizes the information, skills, and approaches obtained from basic, clinical, and medical sciences, behavioral sciences, and social sciences when offering healthcare services. X
2 Offers healthcare services to patients with a biopsychosocial approach where the sociodemographic and sociocultural backgrounds of these individuals are taken into consideration, focusing on the universal human values, ethical principles, and professional duties; without exercising discrimination on the basis of language, religion, race, or sex. X
3 Aims to protect, improve, and develop individual and public health when offering healthcare services. X
4 Performs the necessary studies in sustaining and improving health, taking into the individual, public, social, and environmental factors to affect it. X
5 Trains healthy individuals/ patients, their relatives, and other healthcare workers in healthcare upon determining the features, requirements, and expectations of their target audience. X
6 Exercises a safe, rational, and effective approach in the procedures of prevention, diagnosis, treatment, follow-up, and rehabilitation; while offering healthcare services. X
7 Implements interventional and/or non-interventional practices in a way that is safe and effective for patients during the procedures of diagnosis, treatment, follow-up, and rehabilitation. X
8 Offers healthcare services taking into account the health and safety of patients and employees. X
9 Takes the regional and global changes in physical and socioeconomic settings to affect health, as well as the changes in the individual features and behaviors of patients referring to them into account, while offering healthcare. X
10 Takes the good medical practices into account while performing their duties. X
11 Undertakes the tasks and duties within the framework of their professional ethical rules, as well as their legal rights and duties. X
12 Stands for the improvements in the manner in which healthcare services are offered, taking into account the concepts of social reliability and social duty, in an effort to protect and improve individual and public health. X
13 Evaluates the effects of health policies and healthcare practices on public health indicators, and, where required, amends their evaluation on the grounds of scientific and social needs; in an effort to help improve the quality of healthcare services. X
14 Leads their healthcare team while offering healthcare services, in a participative, and collaborative manner. X
15 Establishes positive relationships within their healthcare team; and where needed, easily adapts to various positions among their team. X
16 Exercises effective communication with patients, the relatives of patients, healthcare professionals, and groups from other professions, as well as institutions and organizations. X
17 Plans and conducts scientific studies on the society to which they serve, and use the results of these, or those from other studies, to benefit the society. X
18 Accesses the current literature on their profession, and evaluates them with a critical approach.
19 Chooses the correct sources of learning to improve the healthcare services that they offer, and regulates their own learning process.
20 Demonstrates the skills of obtaining and evaluating new information, integrating newer pieces of information with their current ones, as well as adapting to changing conditions throughout their professional life.

ECTS/Workload Table

Activities Number Duration (Hours) Total Workload
Course Hours (Including Exam Week: 16 x Total Hours)
Application 20 5 100
Special Course Internship
Field Work
Study Hours Out of Class 5 4 20
Presentation/Seminar Prepration 1 5 5
Homework Assignments
Quizzes/Studio Critics
Prepration of Midterm Exams/Midterm Jury
Prepration of Final Exams/Final Jury
Total Workload 125