Introduction to Medical Psychology-E2

Numbering Code U-LAS40 20031 LE26 Year/Term 2021 ・ Second semester
Number of Credits 2 Course Type Lecture
Target Year All students Target Student For all majors
Language English Day/Period Fri.3
Instructor name SAHKER, ETHAN KYLE (Graduate School of Medicine Assistant Professor)
Outline and Purpose of the Course The mind-body connection is an important concept for understanding both health and illness. In medicine, behavior and emotion make up major risk and protective factors for many physical illnesses. Importantly, chronic illnesses and lifestyle diseases can be better understood with psychological and behavioral medicine. This is because if one thinks and behaves in a healthy way, they start to feel healthier. This understanding is the foundation of medical psychology. In this course students will gain a broad overview of medical psychology. They will gain knowledge in the history of psychology evolving from early medical disciplines. They will also be introduced to the foundational theories behind medical psychology. Additionally, students will learn about the primary roles of clinical psychology in evidence-based medicine.
Course Goals To understand how the mind and body interact through thoughts, emotions, and behaviors
To gain insight into the role of psychology and clinical psychologists in medicine
Schedule and Contents 1. Ethics
2. History and Systems
3. Biological Bases of Behavior
4. Cognitive and Affective Bases of Behavior
5. Social Bases of Behavior
6. Personality, Culture, and Identity
7. Clinical Psychology
8. Theoretical Orientations
9. Health Psychology and Psychosomatic Medicine
10. Abnormal Psychology
11. Common Mental Disorders
12. Stress and Trauma
13. Intelligence and Ability
14. Neuropsychology
15. Final Exam
16. Feedback
Evaluation Methods and Policy 20% - Midterm Exam
40% - Final Exam
20% - Short Essay
20% - Class Attendance and Active Participation
Course Requirements None
Study outside of Class (preparation and review) Students are expected to complete assigned readings and assignments before class.
References, etc. Reference materials will be provided in class.
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