Psychology 4H Single: The Psychology and Biology of Mental Disorders
University of Glasgow
Area of Study
Behavioral Science, Psychology
Taught In English
Course Level Recommendations
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Recommended U.S. Semester Credits2.5
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units1
Hours & Credits
The course will examine and evaluate different approaches to understanding and treating common psychological disorders.
Main Assessment In: April/May
The course will examine and evaluate different approaches to understanding and treating common psychological disorders. The history of these will be considered along with the current forms of such models. The application of these models to treatments will be described and the effectiveness of the treatments assessed.
Intended Learning Outcomes of Course
By the end of this course students will be able to:
- Describe medical and psychological models of mental disorders as well as discuss the ramifications of such approaches.
- Identify core symptoms and diagnostic approaches of major mental disorders.
- Evaluate the contribution of neurobiological and psychological factors in the emergence of affective, psychotic and personality disorders. .
- Describe as well as evaluate different neuroimaging approaches and their application towards studying mental disorders.
- Discuss and summarize the application of psychological and medical interventions and their effects and mental and neural processes
Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.
Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.
ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) credits are converted to semester credits/quarter units differently among U.S. universities. Students should confirm the conversion scale used at their home university when determining credit transfer.
Please note that some courses with locals have recommended prerequisite courses. It is the student's responsibility to consult any recommended prerequisites prior to enrolling in their course.