PSYCHOPHARMACOLOGY

Course Information
TitleΨΥΧΟΦΑΡΜΑΚΟΛΟΓΙΑ / PSYCHOPHARMACOLOGY
CodeΨΥ-728
FacultyPhilosophy
SchoolPsychology
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter
CommonNo
StatusActive
Course ID600013544

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

Registered students: 100
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSElective Courses745

Class Information
Academic Year2020 – 2021
Class PeriodWinter
Instructors from Other Categories
Weekly Hours2
Total Hours26
Class ID
600180036
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Scientific Area
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
  • English (Examination)
Prerequisites
General Prerequisites
Not applicable
Learning Outcomes
After successfully completing this class, students are expected to 1. demonstrate an understanding of the general principles of pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics. 2. demonstrate knowledge of the neurochemical substrate of mood disorders (e.g., depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia) and the mechanism of action of related psychotropic agents. 3. have acquired an understanding of the mechanisms of actions of drugs of abuse (e.g., alcohol, cocaine, amphetamines). 4. recognize the names and categories of the most commonly used psychotropic agents, and discuss their side effects as well as drug usage limitations.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Make decisions
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
Course Content (Syllabus)
Scope of Psychopharmacology. An introduction to pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics. A brief report to functional neuroanatomy, neurotransmitter systems and chemical communication. Drugs that are used for the treatment of anxiety disorders, depression, bipolar disorder and schizophrenia. Psychopharmacology of alcohol. Psychomotor stimulants: cocaine and amphetamines.
Keywords
pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, mechanisms of action
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
All material will be uploaded on elearning (https://elearning.auth.gr/)
Course Organization
ActivitiesWorkloadECTSIndividualTeamworkErasmus
Lectures783
Reading Assigment240.9
Exams20.1
Total1044
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. Julien’s Ψυχοφαρμακολογία: Ένας πλήρης οδηγός για τις δράσεις, τις χρήσεις και τις ανεπιθύμητες ενέργειες των ψυχοτρόπων φαρμάκων. Advokat, C.D., Comaty, J.E., & Julien, R. M. Λευκωσία: Broken Hills Publishers, 2020. 2.Βασική Ψυχοφαρμακολογία για Ψυχολόγους και Ψυχοθεραπευτές. Richard S. Sinacola. & Timothy Peters-Strickland Gotsis Εκδόσεις, 2008.
Additional bibliography for study
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Last Update
30-10-2020