BIOPSYCHOLOGY I

Course Information
TitleΒΙΟΨΥΧΟΛΟΓΙΑ Ι / BIOPSYCHOLOGY I
CodeΨΥ-219
FacultyPhilosophy
SchoolPsychology
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodSpring
CommonYes
StatusActive
Course ID600013494

Programme of Study: PPS Tmīmatos PSychologías (2017-sīmera)

Registered students: 480
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSCompulsory Course216

Class Information
Academic Year2017 – 2018
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours4
Total Hours52
Class ID
600070246
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Background
Course Type 2011-2015
General Foundation
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
  • English (Examination)
Prerequisites
General Prerequisites
There are no prerequisites for the course
Learning Outcomes
The aim of this course is to introduce students to the fundamentals of the biological basis of behavior. After successfully completing this class, students are expected to have understood 1) the basic principles of the nervous system’s functioning and neural communication, 2) the way physical information (sensory experience) is transformed into neural signals and subsequently processed by the brain creating the perception of vision, sound, taste, smell, touch and pain.
General Competences
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
Course Content (Syllabus)
Scope of biological psychology and its relation to other disciplines of psychology. The history of research on the brain and behavior. General layout of the nervous system. The major structures of the brain and functions they mediate. Types of cells of the nervous system, generation and transmission of neural signals. Principles of sensory system organization. Mechanisms of perception: vision, hearing, chemical senses (taste and smell), somatosensation (touch and pain).
Keywords
central nervous system; brain; neurons; sensory systems
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
Description
Use of audio-visual material Email to communicate with the students
Course Organization
ActivitiesWorkloadECTSIndividualTeamworkErasmus
Lectures1044
Seminars261
Reading Assigment240.9
Exams20.1
Total1566
Student Assessment
Description
Written exam at the end of the semester.
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Multiple Choice Questions (Summative)
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Summative)
Bibliography
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
1. Βιοψυχολογία John P.J. Pinel Εκδόσεις Ίων, 2011 2. Εγκέφαλος και Συμπεριφορά Bryan Kolb & Ian Q Whishaw Ιατρικές Εκδόσεις Π.Χ. Πασχαλίδης, Αθήνα, 2009
Last Update
04-11-2017