FUNDAMENTAL PRINCIPLES OF SCIENCE

Course Information
TitleΘΕΜΕΛΙΩΔΕΙΣ ΑΡΧΕΣ ΕΠΙΣΤΗΜΗΣ / FUNDAMENTAL PRINCIPLES OF SCIENCE
CodeΨΥ-604
FacultyPhilosophy
SchoolPsychology
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodSpring
CommonNo
StatusActive
Course ID600020290

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

Registered students: 267
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSElective Courses635

Class Information
Academic Year2021 – 2022
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Total Hours39
Class ID
600192328
Course Type 2016-2020
  • General Knowledge
Course Type 2011-2015
General Foundation
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
Prerequisites
General Prerequisites
There are no prerequisites for the course
Learning Outcomes
Upon the successful completion of the course students will be in a position to: 1) Propose and formulate new questions that remain open for further research 2) Understand the pros of active learning via problem solving as opposed to passive teaching through memorization 3) Critically approach already published scientific studies 4) Discern and select the reliable scientific literature 5) Structure and compose a scientific article based on scientific reason
General Competences
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in an international context
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Generate new research ideas
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
Τhis course examines science as the ultimate achievement of the human mind and covers basic principles of scientific reason. Originality, perception and objectivity. Understanding variability in nature. The provability and rejectability of scientific questions. Observation of events, hypothesis testing, design of experiments, conception and formulation of theory. Discovery and interpretation in the life sciences. Scientific models and the verdict of facts. Science, borderline science pseudoscience and contemporary contradictions. Literature search engines and the writing of scientific papers. The confluence of natural sciences and the humanities. Interdisciplinarity and mutual enrichment of fields of scientific inquiry
Keywords
Scientific reason, scientific research, natural sciences, bioscience
Educational Material Types
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
  • Use of ICT in Student Assessment
Description
Powerpoint and video presentations during the lectures and e-mail communication with the students
Course Organization
ActivitiesWorkloadECTSIndividualTeamworkErasmus
Lectures983.8
Reading Assigment301.2
Exams20.1
Total1305
Student Assessment
Description
Final written exam
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Multiple Choice Questions (Summative)
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Summative)
Bibliography
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
S. Ramón y Cajal: Τα Τονωτικά της Θέλησης: Κανόνες και Παραινέσεις στην Επιστημονική Έρευνα. Εκδόσεις Πανεπιστημίου Μακεδονίας, Θεσσαλονίκη, 2015 (50658622)
Additional bibliography for study
S. Ramón y Cajal: Δοκίμια Ψυχολογίας. Εκδόσεις Εκκρεμές, Αθήνα, 2014 (77108995)
Last Update
24-08-2021