Psychopharmacology (PSY526) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
Psychopharmacology PSY526 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 define the principles of psychopharmacotherapy, to have knowledge about antipsychotics, mood stabilizing drugs, anxiety drugs, drugs used in the treatment of substance use disorder.
Course Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • Can explain which mental disorders antipsychotic drugs will be used.
  • Can explain the main antipsychotic drug names and possible side effects.
  • Can explain in which mental disorders antidepressants will be used.
  • Can explain the classification of antidepressants, the names of antidepressants belonging to these groups and their possible side effects.
  • Can explain in which disorders mood stabilizer drugs are used, their names and possible side effects.
  • Can explain the treatments applied in substance use disorder.
Course Content Drugs and the chemical treatment of emotional and behavior disorders, underlying brain mechanisms and effectiveness of drugs and biological interventions.

Weekly Subjects and Releated Preparation Studies

Week Subjects Preparation
1 Antipsychotic Drugs-1 Textbook Chapter-33
2 Antipsychotic Drugs-2 Textbook Chapter-33
3 Antidepressants and Effect Mechanisms-1 Textbook Chapter-34
4 Antidepressants and Effect Mechanisms-2 Textbook Chapter-34
5 Mood Stabilizing Drugs Textbook Chapter-35
6 Mood Stabilizing Drug Selection Principles Textbook Chapter-35
7 Anxiety Medicines Textbook Chapter-36
8 Drug Treatment in Substance Addiction Treatment-1 Textbook Chapter-37
9 Drug Treatment in Substance Addiction Treatment-2 Textbook Chapter-37
10 Dementia Medicines Textbook Chapter-38
11 Case Study Drug Use Examples-1 Textbook Main Chapter VI
12 Case Study Drug Use Examples-2 Textbook Main Chapter VI
13 Case Study Drug Use Examples-3 Textbook Main Chapter VI
14 Summary of Studies Conducted During the Semester Textbook Main Chapter VI
15 General Evaluation


Course Book 1. DSM-5 Tanı Odaklı Klinik Psikiyatri, Prof. Dr. Ertuğrul KÖROĞLU, İkinci Baskı
2. Psikiyatri Ders Kitabı, Prof. Dr. Ertuğrul KÖROĞLU

Evaluation System

Requirements Number Percentage of Grade
Attendance/Participation - -
Laboratory - -
Application - -
Field Work - -
Special Course Internship - -
Quizzes/Studio Critics 2 20
Homework Assignments - -
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 Acquiring 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) 16 3 48
Application 16 2 32
Special Course Internship
Field Work
Study Hours Out of Class 16 5 80
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 195