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psy150 - Clinical Psychology (Complete module description)
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Module label Clinical Psychology
Modulkürzel psy150
Credit points 9.0 KP
Workload 270 h
Institute directory Department of Psychology
Verwendbarkeit des Moduls
  • Master's Programme Neurocognitive Psychology (Master) > Mastermodule
Zuständige Personen
Thiel, Christiane Margarete (Module responsibility)
Enrolment in Master's programme Neurocognitive Psychology.
Skills to be acquired in this module
Goals of the Module:
The first part of the module provides students with a theoretical and practical background on neurobiological and neurochemical bases of psychiatric disorders and pharmacological and psychotherapeutic interventions. In the second part, the students will learn to plan and assess the effectiveness of psychological interventions for selected disorders.
Competencies: Scientifically sound, critical thinking regarding the genesis and treatment of various mental illnesses; decision making based on the medical guidelines and evidence-based practice.
Module contents
Part 1: Lecture: Neurobiological basis of psychiatric disorders and pharmacological intervention
• Basics of neurotransmitter systems and psychopharmacology
• Substance Abuse (e.g. psychostimulants, hallucinogenics)
• Depression
• Anxiety Disorders
• Alzheimer's Disease
• Schizophrenia

Part 1: Seminar: Psychotherapeutic intervention of selected psychiatric disorders

Part 2: Psychological interventions within the framework of evidence-based medicine
• Seminar (partly in German): Concepts of evidence based treatment and treatment of acquired dysfunctions of the brain
• Seminar: Treatment of ADHD
• Meyer, J.S. & Qenzer, L.F. (2013) Psychopharmacology: Drugs, the Brain and Behaviour. Sunderland, MA: Sinauer Associates. (part 1)
• Kring, A.M, Johnson, S.L., Davison, G.C., & Neale, J.M., (2012) Abnormal Psychology. John Wiley & Sons (12th ed) (introductory literature)
• Selected papers (part 2)
Language of instruction English
Duration (semesters) 2 Semester
Module frequency jährlich
Module capacity unlimited
Reference text
Part 1 will be offered every winter term, part 2 every summer term.
Modullevel / module level MM (Mastermodul)
Modulart / typ of module Wahlpflicht
Lehr-/Lernform / Teaching/Learning method
Vorkenntnisse / Previous knowledge
Form of instruction Comment SWS Frequency Workload of compulsory attendance
Lecture 2 28
Seminar 4 56
Präsenzzeit Modul insgesamt 84 h
Examination Prüfungszeiten Type of examination
Final exam of module
in the term holiday (usually March)