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Course Code: 
PSY 220
Course Period: 
Autumn
Course Type: 
Core
P: 
2
Lab: 
0
Credits: 
2
ECTS: 
3
Course Language: 
English
Course Objectives: 
The aim of this course is to introduce students to the basic concepts, theoretical perspectives, subfields, and research methods of psychology and to provide information about the major topics surrounding the mind and behavior.
Course Content: 

a) Theoretical part: The science of psychology and theoretical perspectives, research methods, biological bases of behavior, human development, alternate states of consciousness, learning, memory, motivation.

b) Laboratory applications: -

Course Methodology: 
1: Lecture, 2: Question-Answer, 3: Discussion, 4: Presentation, 5:Simulation, 6: Video, 7: Applications, 8:Case Study
Course Evaluation Methods: 
A:Written exam, B: multiple chose , C:Filing the blank D:False and troth, E: Oral Exam F: Portfolio, G: Contrabution of course activities H:Homework

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Course Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes

Programme learning outcomes

Teaching Methods

Assessment Methods

1) Explain the development of psychology as a science; describe the theoretical perspectives and subfields of psychology.

1,3,4,10,11,13

1,2,3

A,B,C

2) Explain the principles of scientific methods; describe the research designs and techniques used in psychology.

1,3,4,10,11,13

1,2,3

A,B,C

3) Analyze the biological processes underlying behavior.

1,3,4,10,11,13

1,2,3

A,B,C

4) Explain developmental processes and theoretical perspectives; analyze motor, emotional cognitive, and social development in different periods of human development.  

1,3,4,10,11,13

1,2,3

A,B,C

5) Understand the alternate states of consciousness; list mind-altering drugs and explain the effects of psychoactive drugs on the nervous system and behavior. 

1,3,4,10,11,13

1,2,3

A,B,C

6) Define learning; explain and compare the types of learning.

1,3,4,10,11,13

1,2,3

A,B,C

7) Explain the types of memory and their characteristics.

1,3,4,10,11,13

1,2,3

A,B,C

8) Define motivation; explain motivation theories; analyze biological and social needs.

1,3,4,10,11,13

1,2,3

A,B,C

 
 

Course Flow

Week

Theoretical Topics                                     

Lab Content

Study Materials

1

INTRODUCTION

 

 

2

RESEARCH METHODS IN PSYCHOLOGY

 

 

3

THE BIOLOGICAL BASES OF BEHAVIOR I

 

 

4

THE BIOLOGICAL BASES OF BEHAVIOR II

 

 

5

HUMAN DEVELOPMENT ACROSS THE LIFE SPAN I

 

 

6

HUMAN DEVELOPMENT ACROSS THE LIFE SPAN II

 

 

7

MIDTERM EXAM

 

 

8

MIND, CONSCIOUSNESS, AND ALTERNATE STATES I

 

 

9

MIND, CONSCIOUSNESS, AND ALTERNATE STATES II

 

 

10

LEARNING AND BEHAVIOR ANALYSIS I

 

 

11

LEARNING AND BEHAVIOR ANALYSIS II

 

 

12

MEMORY I

 

 

13

MEMORY II

 

 

14

MOTIVATION

 

 

15

FINAL EXAM

 

 
 
 

Recommended Sources

Textbook

Gerrig, R.J., & Zimbardo, P.G. (2012). Psychology and life (20th ed.). Boston, MA: Allyn & Bacon.

Additional Resources

 

 
 

Material Sharing

Documents

 

Assignments

 

Exams

 
 

 

Assessment

IN-TERM STUDIES

NUMBER

PERCENTAGE

Midterm Exam

1

40

Final Exam

1

60

Total

 

100

CONTRIBUTION OF FINAL EXAMINATION TO OVERALL GRADE

 

60

CONTRIBUTION OF IN-TERM STUDIES TO OVERALL GRADE

 

40

Total

 

100

 

 

COURSE CATEGORY

Compulsary/Elective

 
 

Course’s Contribution to Program

No

Program Learning Outcomes

Contribution

1

2

3

4

5

1

Acquire skills needed to practice the profession of pharmacy in either a Turkish or an English language setting.

     

X

 

2

Being equipped to access current theoretical and applied knowledge, keeping abreast of new developments, and possessing the critical faculties enabling an accurate and reliable interpretation and assessment of this information.

X

       

3

Having the capacity to apply the skills acquired in the field of pharmaceutical science. Possessing the ability to harness his/her acquired knowledge in order to function as a highly accessible health counsellor, providing a ready source of clinically relevant, health-related information to the general public.

     

X

 

4

Keeping abreast of and being equipped to apply the fundamental pharmaceutical and health science principles which guide future developments in modern technology, and being able to share these experiences and skills with colleagues through participatation in professional development education seminars.

     

X

 

5

Knowing how to assess risks arising from the use of drugs and other chemicals and those risks potentially encounterd during laboratory practice.

X

       

6

Acquiring the skills and knowledge needed to interpret findings obtained through quantative and qualitative measurements, and thus reach valid, scientific conclusions based on this data. 

 

X

     

7

Being able to compound pharmaceutical products while being knowledgable about their clinical application, interactions, side effects and risks  and apply in proper manner .

X

       

8

Being competent to conduct and manage research and development projects, and share experimental outcomes.

X

       

9

Be competent to accurately and intelligibly communicate clincally relevant information to patients concerning prescription items and other pharmaceutical products.  

X

       

10

Being able to function in a multidisciplinary environment. Possessing the skill to collaborate and establish lines of communication with other professionals, while developing their own professional competency through participation in relevant continuing education activities.

       

X

11

Being able to play a role in projects which fulfills the profession’s societal responsibilities. Participating in professional activities and undertaking duties in a manner which reflects an awareness of and sensitivity to environmental issues.

     

X

 

12

Being capable of opening a community pharmacy, practicing in a hospital pharmacy setting, and offering service in any field related to drugs, cosmetics, medical  and/or plant-derived products. Able to play an active role in his/her own personal professional development, as well as that of colleagues and pharmaceutical students.

X

       

13

Able to play a role in issues related to public health as a member of the health care team while being cognizant of and able to fulfill legal and professional requirements and maintain ethical standards. 

   

X

   

14

Is knowledgable of and equipped to manage the planning, development, compounding and quality control analysis of naturally occuring and synthetic medicines, while also being aware of the processes related to these products’ absorption, distribution, metabolism and excretion from the body.

X

       
 
 

ECTS

Activities

Quantity

Duration
(Hour)

Total
Workload
(Hour)

Course Duration (Including the exam week: 14x Total course hours)

14

2

28

Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice)

14

2

28

Midterm Exams

1

7

7

Final

1

12

12

Total Work Load

 

 

75

Total Work Load / 25 (h)

 

 

3.0

ECTS Credit of the Course

 

 

3