ECTS - Contemporary Topics in Psychopathology

Contemporary Topics in Psychopathology (PSY522) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
Contemporary Topics in Psychopathology PSY522 3 2 0 4 8
Pre-requisite Course(s)
Course Language English
Course Type N/A
Course Level Social Sciences Master's Degree
Mode of Delivery Face To Face
Learning and Teaching Strategies Lecture, Discussion.
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
  • Prof. Dr. Ertuğrul Köroğlu
Course Assistants
Course Objectives The aim of this course is to comprehend the causes of mental disorders, accompanying structural and functional changes and current definitions of mental disorders.
Course Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • Define the current diagnostic criteria and basic features of adult mental disorders
  • Can distinguish between these disorders
  • Will be able to define current approaches to adult mental disorders.
Course Content Concept of psychopathology from various perspectives, the evolution of the concept and the evaluation of disorders by considering different contexts.

Weekly Subjects and Releated Preparation Studies

Week Subjects Preparation
1 Mental Symptoms, Findings, Current Definitions Textbook Chapter 3
2 Other Disorders in the Scope of Schizophrenia and with Psychosis, Current Approaches Textbook Chapter 5
3 Bipolar and Associated Disorders, Current Approaches Textbook Chapter 7
4 Depression Disorders, Current Interventions Textbook Chapter 8
5 Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Current Interventions Textbook Chapter 9
6 Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and Related Disorders, Current Treatment Approaches Textbook Chapter 12
7 Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Current Approaches Textbook Chapter 16
8 Dissociative disorders, Current Treatments Textbook Chapter 17
9 Current Perspective on Somatic Symptom Disorders and Related Disorders Textbook Chapter 13
10 Current Perspective on Eating Disorders Textbook Chapter 21
11 Current Practices in Sleep Disorders Textbook Chapter 22
12 Current Approach in Sexual Disorders, Disruptive Disorders, Impulse Control Disorders Textbook Chapter 23-24-25-26
13 Current Perspective on Substance-Related Disorders Textbook Chapter 28
14 Personality Disorders, Current Definitions Textbook Chapter 31
15 General Evaluation


Course Book 1. Psikiyatri Temel Kitabı, Yayın Yönetmeni Prof. Dr. Ertuğrul KÖROĞLU, Üçüncü Baskı
Other Sources 2. Klinik Psikopatoloji, Prof. Dr. Ertuğrul KÖROĞLU, İkinci Baskı

Evaluation System

Requirements Number Percentage of Grade
Attendance/Participation - -
Laboratory - -
Application - -
Field Work - -
Special Course Internship - -
Quizzes/Studio Critics - -
Homework Assignments 2 20
Presentation - -
Project - -
Report - -
Seminar - -
Midterms Exams/Midterms Jury - -
Final Exam/Final Jury 1 80
Toplam 3 100
Percentage of Semester Work 20
Percentage of Final Work 80
Total 100

Course Category

Core Courses
Major Area Courses X
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 Knowledge of theories and empirical data on the professional relationship, such as: Interpersonal relationships, power relationships, boundary issues, therapeutic alliance and more specific knowledge of the fluctuations of the therapeutic/professional relationship as a function of intervention setting. X
2 Knowledge of self, such as motivation, resources, values, personal biases and others; macro (work, national norms) and micro (family, gender differences) environment in which the person functions. X
3 Skills of effective communication, establishment and maintenance of rapport, establishment and maintenance of trust and respect in the professional relationship . X
4 Accepting obligations, being sensitive to others, and conducting the self in an ethical manner while working with other professionals. X
5 Knowledge and skills of assessment and evaluation such as assessment methods, knowledge of populations served in a cultural context, human development and diagnosis along with necessary skills such as collection and processing data, formulation of hypotheses and making a diagnosis when appropriate, report writing and formulation of an action plan. X
6 The learning of an array of varied interventions with individuals and systems such as couples, families, groups and organizations, selecting and applying appropriate intervention methods. X
7 Analyzing the information by utilizing critical reasoning skills, developing a conceptual framework towards solution of a critical problem, and communicating this to the client. X
8 Sufficient skills in the conduct of research to be able to develop and carry out projects in a professional context and, in certain cases, in an academic context. Applications of various research approaches to social systems. X
9 Has knowledge of ethical principles and skills of ethical decision-making process, proactive identification of potential ethical dilemmas and resolution of ethical dilemmas. X
10 Learning to be a receptive supervisee such as open to supervision, well prepared, able to use time efficiently, aware of limits, and ability to link learning approaches to specific evaluation criteria. X

ECTS/Workload Table

Activities Number Duration (Hours) Total Workload
Course Hours (Including Exam Week: 16 x Total Hours) 14 3 42
Application 14 2 28
Special Course Internship
Field Work
Study Hours Out of Class 14 2 28
Presentation/Seminar Prepration
Homework Assignments 2 5 10
Quizzes/Studio Critics
Prepration of Midterm Exams/Midterm Jury
Prepration of Final Exams/Final Jury 1 25 25
Total Workload 133