Course Information
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter
Course ID600013539

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

Registered students: 55
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSElective Courses745

Class Information
Academic Year2019 – 2020
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Total Hours39
Class ID
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)
General Prerequisites
It is highly recommended that students have attended the course "Neuropsychology I", before attending this course
Learning Outcomes
The successful completion of this course will enable students: 1. to have an overview of the complex anatomy of the frontal lobes as well as the currently available methods of investigation of their structure and function. 2. to understand the contribution of frontal lobes to cognitive functioning 3. to understand the connection of frontal lobe pathology with various neurologic disorders 4. to understand the basis of frontal lobe dysfunction in various psychiatric disorders.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Generate new research ideas
Course Content (Syllabus)
The frontal lobes cover 30% of the cortical surface. They contribute to behaviors that most distinguish man from animals, such as social cognition and judgement. Understanding the frontal lobes advances our understanding of a variety of neurological and psychiatric conditions. Ι. Overview and development of the frontal lobes in child- and adulthood ΙΙ. Anatomy of the frontal lobes ΙΙ. Anatomy of the frontal lobes III. Functional and structural imaging approaches ΙV. Cognitive functioning and the frontal lobes (episodic and autobiographical memory; executive control; planning; motor control; language; self-representation; social cognition; capacity to consent to treatment) V. Neurological diseases (neurodegenerative disorders; infectious, inflammatory and demyelinating Disorders; traumatic brain injury; adult-onset genetic disorders) VI. Psychiatric diseases and the frontal lobes (schizophrenia; bipolar disorder; depression; obsessive-compulsive disorder).
Frontal lobes, Cognition, Behavior, Neurologic and psychiatric disorders
Educational Material Types
  • 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
Lectures will be presented with the use of PC, videos, projectors. The communication between the Professor and the students will be possible through electronic mail.
Course Organization
Reading Assigment230.9
Written assigments271.0
Student Assessment
It is highly recommended that students consistently attend the lectures. At the end of the semester students will be evaluated through written exams, that will contribute 90% of the grade on the course. Ten percent of the grade will be calculated through a written assignment during the semenster. The students may be asked to present their assignment in class.
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Multiple Choice Questions (Summative)
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Summative)
  • Written Assignment (Formative)
  • Performance / Staging (Formative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Νευροψυχολογία (Darby & Walsh). Επιστημονικές Εκδόσεις Παρισιάνου Νευροψυχολογία (Martin). Εκδόσεις Γκότσης Νευροεπιστήμη και συμπεριφορά. Εκδότης: Πανεπιστημιακές Εκδόσεις Κρήτης
Additional bibliography for study
Σημειώσεις Διδάσκουσας The Human Frontal Lobes Functions and Disorders (3rd edition). Edited by Bruce L. Miller and Jeffrey L. Cummings. Guilford Press
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