SOW-PSB3BC16E
Psychopharmacology and Psychopathology
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CursusSOW-PSB3BC16E
Studiepunten (ECTS)4
CategorieB3 (Derde jaar bachelor)
VoertaalEngels
Aangeboden doorRadboud Universiteit; Faculteit der Sociale Wetenschappen; Psychologie;
Docenten
VorigeVolgende 5
Docent
S. Farboud Sheshdeh, MSc
Overige cursussen docent
Examinator
S. Farboud Sheshdeh, MSc
Overige cursussen docent
Docent
dr. M.L.A. Jongsma
Overige cursussen docent
Docent
H.S. Olraun
Overige cursussen docent
Examinator
H.S. Olraun
Overige cursussen docent
Collegejaar2022
Periode
PER3  (30-01-2023 t/m 07-04-2023)
Aanvangsblok
PER3
Onderwijsvorm
voltijd
OpmerkingPositief BSA vereist
Inschrijven via OSIRISJa
Inschrijven voor bijvakkersJa
VoorinschrijvingNee
WachtlijstNee
Plaatsingsprocedure-
Cursusdoelen
After the course, students will be able to
  1. Differentiate the neurobiological targets of psychotropic medications.
  2. Apply fundamental principles of neuropharmacology to the assessment of normal brain functioning and  disease states.
  3. Understand and explain the relation of psychotropic drug mechanisms of action with pathophysiological states of disease.
  4. Identify and evaluate novel research and treatment approaches that are expected to affect clinical practice.
Inhoud
Psychologists working in a clinical setting will undoubtedly encounter patients using psychotropic drugs. Psychologist in charge of scientific research might include central acting drugs as a manipulation or neurochemistry outcomes as variables in their studies. Therefore the course has two goals: First to give insight into the physiological importance of the targets of  psychotropic drugs for normal brain functioning and vice versa to give insight into the working mechanisms of drugs that can be used to alleviate psychopathological disturbances.

The course is structured as follows: first, the basic principles of pharmacology in general and psychopharmacology in particular will be explored. Next, the course is split in two intermingled parts: attention will be paid to the treatment with psychotropic drugs of the most occurring psychopathological disturbances and in coupled lectures the impact of the endogenous neurotransmitter systems involved on normal and pathological behavior will be discussed.

Points of interest will be: principles of neuropharmacology, antipsychotic drugs and the dopamine system, drugs of abuse and the cannabinoid system,  anxiolytics, hormones and stress, antidepressants and the serotonin system. In addition pain and aging will be topics.

Some lectures will be given by guest lecturers, all experts in their field, ensuring that, besides a general overview, the newest insights into this rapidly changing field will be discussed.
Niveau

Voorkennis
This course requires at least a full year (60 ects) of prior study in the field of psychology, medicine or biology.
Toetsinformatie
Open book exam, consisting of multiple choice questions
Bijzonderheden

Verplicht materiaal
Boek
Stahl, S.M. (2021). Essential Psychopharmacology. Neuroscientific Basis and Practical Applications, Cambridge Univ. Press. The course is based on the 5th edition. The 4th edition can be used during the exam, but at the student's on responsibility.

Werkvormen
Lecture
WerkvormtypeHoorcollege

Algemeen
additional lessons can be scheduled.

Toetsen
Multiple-choice
Weging80
ToetsvormDigitale toets met CIRRUS
GelegenhedenBlok PER3, Blok PER4

Opmerking
Open book exam

Assignment
Weging20
ToetsvormOpdracht
GelegenhedenBlok PER3, Blok PER4