Psychology

C.1.1 Psychology

Course Name

Code

Semester

Theory
(hours/week)

Application
(hours/week)

Credit

ECTS

Introduction to Psychology

C.1.1

2nd

2

0

2

2

Perquisites English intermediate level
Course language
English
Course type Must 
Mode of Delivery Face-to-Face 
Learning and teaching strategies Lecture
Discussion
Question and Answer
Instructor (s) Leontev Ruslan (MA Anthropology, BA Psychology)
Course objective

Introduction to psychology, as the discipline that studies human behavior with inclination to patient-doctor relationship

Learning outcomes

1. Understending the major psychological theories

2. Working with non-colaborative patients

3. Working with hypohondric patients

4. Understending somatization

5. Psychopharmocology, psychological side-effects

6. Dealing with experience of death

7. Understending the ethics of working with patients, specifically psychological aspects of patient-doctor relationship. Understending psychological aspects of responsibility toward patients, understending the psychological influence of sense of guilt that a doctor may experience in his or her professional work with patients

8. Understending and predicting human behavior in emergency situations, especially those that involve help to strangers, natural disasters, group to group aggressive behavior.

9. Understending the concept of social intellegence and its application in working with patients

10. Developing sense of empathy toward the patients from unprivilaged social classes and ethnic groups

Course Content

The course aims in providing understending of dynamics and skills in managing patient-doctor relationship. As the practice of many professional doctors demonstrates, the emotional intellegence of the doctor that is how he or she deals with the patients on emotional level is an integral part of succesful practice. Such categories as hypohondric patients, non-colaborative patients require a more delicate approach with the knowledge of psychology. The borders between psychosomatic and organic symptoms are discussed during the course. In addition, the knowledge of people’s behavior in emergency situations ensures effective work of doctors. The scope and the borders of doctors’ responsibility toward the patients must be defined. The psychological aspect of responsibility and a sense of guilt are discussed. Finally, psychological traumas of death experience, and loss of patients are duscussed during the course.

References
    • Branscombe, N. R., & Baron, R. A. (2017). Social psychology.
    • Lloyd, M. J. (1963). The theological implications of Carl R. Rogers: Client centered therapy.
    • Ekman, P. (2009). Emotional awareness: Overcoming the obstacles to psychological balance and compassion : a conversation between the Dalai Lama and Paul Ekman, Ph.D. New York: Times Books/Henry Holt & Company.
    • Solojenkin V. V. (2011) Izbrannyye lektsii po psikhiatrii dlya vrachey-kardiologov Bishkek.

    • Breuer, J., & Freud, S. (1995). Studies on hysteria: (1893-1895). London: Hogarth Press.

Course outline weekly

Weeks

Topics

Week 1

The role of emotional intelligence in successful practice of doctors.

Week 2

Depression in the practice of the doctors.

Week 3 Anxiety in the practice of the doctors.
Week 4

Somatization

Week 5

Stigma and self-stigmatization

Week 6

Introduction to psychopharmacology

Week 7

Facial expressions and body language of the patient

Week 8

Mid term

Week 9

Introduction to social psychology: by-stander effect, stranger effect

Week 10 Ash’s conformity experiment
Week 11

Milgram’s classical experiment of obedience to authority.

Week 12 Muzafa Sherief experiment of superseeding tasks
Week 12 Theories of communication
Week 14 Zigmud Freud: Introduction to psychoanalysis and somatization symptoms
Week 15 Second Mid term
Week 16

Cognitive dissonance and job satisfaction

Week 17

Personality Traits, Types And Dimensions

Week 18

Final

Assesment methods

Course activities Number Percentage
Attendance

1

10

Laboratory

2

30

Application

0

0

Field activities

0

0

Specific practical training

0

0

Assignments

0

0

Presentation

0

0

Project

0

0

Seminar

0

0

Midterms

2

60

Total

100

Percentage of semester activities contributing grade succes

0

60

Percentage of final exam contributing grade succes

0

40

Total

100

WORKLOAD AND ECTS CALCULATION

Activities

Number Duration (hour) Total Work Load
Course Duration

16

2

32

Laboratory

0

0

0

Application

0

0

0

Specific practical training

0

0

0

Field activities

0

0

0

Study Hours Out of Class (Preliminary work, reinforcement, ect)

16

1

16

Presentation / Seminar Preparation

0

0

0

Project

0

0

0

Homework assignment

0

0

0

Preparation for midterm exams

2

2

4

Midterms

2

2

4

Preparation for final exam

1

2

2

Final Exam (Study duration)

1

2

2

Total Workload

60