Course Information
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter/Spring
Course ID600013503

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

Registered students: 243
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSCompulsory CourseWinter/Spring-6

Class Information
Academic Year2017 – 2018
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours4
Total Hours52
Class ID
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
  • English (Examination)
General Prerequisites
There are no prerequisites for the course
Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course, students will: •Be familiar with the issues and challenges associated with the definition and categorization of ‘abnormal behaviour’ •Know the current diagnostic systems used, with a focus on DSM 5, and be able to identify and define the main diagnostic categories, as well as to describe their features •Know the main psychological and neurobiological theories for the aetiology of psychological disorders as well as the main therapeutic approaches for them •Discuss the usefulness and limitations of the clinical approach based on the categorization of psychological disorder Understand issues relating the use of diagnosis in clinical psychology practice •Understand ethical issues that arise in the practice of diagnosis as an institutional practice
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Adapt to new situations
  • Make decisions
  • Appreciate diversity and multiculturality
  • Demonstrate social, professional and ethical commitment and sensitivity to gender issues
  • Be critical and self-critical
Course Content (Syllabus)
This course includes a critical presentation of the issues that relate to the definition and study of abnormal psychology, the commonly accepted diagnostic systems, and the main diagnostic categories, of the DSM. The main psychological theories (cognitive, behavioural, psychodynamic, systemic, sociocultural) are discussed as well as neurobiological findings that concern the aetiology of these psychological difficulties. Also, the main modes of psychological therapy that have been developed for the treatment of these difficulties are discussed. Clinical material is presented for discussion, with an aim to introduce students to psychological formulation and to the role of diagnostic systems in this process. Throughout the course the usefulness as well as the limitations of diagnosis as an institutional practice are discussed, as well as issues of clinical practice and ethics in relation to diagnosis.
psychopathology, abnormal psychology, diagnostic systems, DSM
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Multimedia
  • Interactive excersises
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
Use of audio-visual material Use of multimedia Email to communicate with the students
Course Organization
Reading Assigment281.1
Student Assessment
Final written examinatio
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Multiple Choice Questions (Summative)
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Kring, Davidson, Neale, Johnson (2010) Ψυχοπαθολογία
Additional bibliography for study
Υλικό για το DSM 5
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