|Module label||Clinical Psychology|
|Credit points||9.0 KP|
|Institute directory||Department of Psychology|
|Applicability of the module||
Thiel, Christiane Margarete (Module responsibility)
Thiel, Christiane Margarete (Authorized examiners)
Enrolment in Master's programme Neurocognitive Psychology.
|Skills to be acquired in this module||
Goals of the Module:
Students acquire scientifically sound, critical thinking regarding the genesis and
psychopharmacological treatment of various mental illnesses; decision making based on the
medical guidelines and evidence-based practice.
++ Neuropsychological / neurophysiological knowledge
+ experimental methods
+ data presentation & discussion
+ scientific literature
+ critical & analytical thinking
+ knowledge transfer
+ group work
The first part of the module provides students with a theoretical and practical background on
neurobiological and neurochemical bases of psychiatric disorders and pharmacological
interventions. This will be complemented by psychiatric interviews in simulated patients
focussing on psychopathological assessment. In the second part, the students will learn to plan
and assess the effectiveness of psychological interventions for selected disorders.
Part 1: Neurobiological basis of psychiatric disorders and pharmacological intervention
(lecture and seminar): winter
Basics of neurotransmitter systems and psychopharmacology
Substance Abuse (e.g. psychostimulants, hallucinogenics)
The seminar will be given in German as clinicians and patient actors are involved.
Part 2: Psychological interventions within the framework of evidence-based medicine
(2 seminars, one partly in German): summer
Both seminars focus on concepts of evidence based treatment one with application to acquired dysfunctions of the brain, the other to selected psychiatric disorders.
|Languages of instruction||English , German|
|Duration (semesters)||2 Semester|
|Module frequency||Part 1 will be offered every winter term, part 2 every summer term.|
Parts of this module that teach clinical contents will be taught in German (partly with accompanying English materials). All mandatory parts are taught in English. German knowledge is not necessary to successfully complete the module.
|Modullevel / module level||MM (Mastermodul / Master module)|
|Modulart / typ of module||Wahlpflicht / Elective|
|Lehr-/Lernform / Teaching/Learning method||Part 1: lecture and seminar: part 2: seminar|
|Vorkenntnisse / Previous knowledge|
|Course type||Comment||SWS||Frequency||Workload of compulsory attendance|
|Seminar||4||SuSe and WiSe||56|
|Total time of attendance for the module||84 h|
|Examination||Time of examination||Type of examination|
|Final exam of module||
The module will be tested with a written exam (2 h) on the contents of the lecture in part 1.
Required active participation for gaining credits:
1 presentation participation in discussions on other presentations
attendance of at least 70% in both seminars in part 2 (use attendance sheet that will be handed out in the beginning of the term).