Benha University Faculty of Medicine Department of
Course Specification Course title: Psychology (Code) MED 509 Academic Year (2012 - 2013) Department offering the course: Neuropsychiatry Academic year of M.B.& B.Ch. program: 2nd year Date of specification approval: - Department council no166, date 15-9-2011, - Faculty council no , date 23-9-2011
A) Basic Information: Allocated marks: 50 marks Course duration:1 hour weekly. Teaching hours:
hours/weekly = 30 total teaching
hours Hours / week 1- Lectures
3- Practical Total
B) Professional Information: 1- Overall Aim of the Course: 1.1 To highlight the beginning of psychology. 1.2 To have a background on the basics of psychology. 1.3. To highlight the relationship between psychology and psychiatry.
2- Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs): 2.a. Knowledge and understanding: By the end of the course, students should be able to: 2.a.1. Analyze and evaluate scientific basic knowledge and to do conclusions from it.
2.a.2. Solve problems in Psychology and related branches making use of the available data. 2.a.3. Carry out scientific research that adds to knowledge. 2.a.4. Plan for developing performance in Psychology. 2.a.5. Make decisions according to situations. 2.a.6. Innovate in Psychologypractices. 2.a.7. Engage in evidence based discussions. 2.a.8. Formulate scientific papers. 2.a.9. Make decisions according to situations.
2.b. Practical and Clinical Skills By the end of the course, students should be able to: 2.b.1. Adopt basic and new skills in Psychology field. 2.b. 2. Use technological methods in professional practice. 2.b.3. Write and evaluate professional reports about Psychological topics. 2.b.4. Evaluate and develop the used methods in the field of Psychology. 2.b.5. Use technological methods in professional practice. 2.b.6. Plan to improve professional performance and develop others' performance. 2.b.7. Ability to identify the difference between non patients and psychiatric patients. 2.b.8. Ability to identify patients and possible high risk individuals.
2.c. Professional Attitude and Behavioral kills: By the end of the course, students should be able to: 2.c.1. Perform round discussions with each other. 2.c.2. Able to behave in the expected manner of a future physician. 2.c.3. Do proper assessments
2.d. Communication skills: By the end of the program the graduate will be able to: 2.d.1. Use the knowledge to communicate better with colleagues. 2.d.2. Use the knowledge to communicate better with the professors. 2.d.3.. Use the knowledge to communicate better with the patients. 2.d.4. To conduct learnt information in a simple way .
2.e. Intellectual Skills: By the end of the course, students should be able to: 2.e.1. Analyze and evaluate scientific basic knowledge and to do conclusions from it. 2.e.2. Solve problems in psychology and related branches making use of the available data. 2.e.3. Carry out scientific research that adds to knowledge. 2.e.4. Plan for developing performance in the field of psychology.
2.e.5. Make decisions according to situations. 2.e.6. Innovate in psychologypractices. 2.e.7. Engage in evidence based discussions. 2.e.8. Formulate scientific papers
2.f. General and transferable Skills: By the end of the course, students should be able to: 2.f.1. Communicate effectively. 2.f.2. Use the sources of biomedical information and communication technology to remain current with advances in knowledge and practice. 2.f.3. Use different sources of data and knowledge. 2.f.4. Work effectively as a member of an interdisciplinary team. 2.f..5. Evaluate self performance and continue to learn. 2.f..6. Use different sources of data and knowledge. 2.f..7. Work effectively as a leader of an interdisciplinary team . 2.f..8. Manage scientific meetings and manage time. 2.f.9. Establish effective interpersonal relationship to communicate ideas and arguments 2.f.10. Continue self learning.
3- Course contents: 1. Subject
Lectures Practical (hrs) (hrs)
1. Doctor patient relationship
4. Sensory Deprivation
5. Social Psychology
11. Defense mechanisms
Coping with stress
% of Total
4- Teaching and learning methods: METHODS USED: 1.
Given once weekly for the 2,a . 2,e whole academic year in the main university lecture halls
TEACHING PLAN: Lectures: Given to all students. Once weekly, occurring from 12 pm
to 1 pm
Time plan: Item Lectures
Time schedule once weekly;
5- Students Assessment methods: 5-A) ATTENDANCE CRITERIA: Faculty Attendance sheets 5-B) Assessment TOOLS:
Bank of 2,a questions prepared by staff members (on preparation)
Short question Forms
Bank of 2,e questions prepared by staff members (on preparation)
FORMATIVE ASSESSMENT: Student knows his marks after the Formative exams. 5-Examinations description: Examination
Mid Term exam
Short essay questions
Final exam: a- Written
select (MCQs) & Supply (Short essay) questions
Total 6- List of references:
6.1- Basic materials: 101 course books of Psychology 6.2- Essential books (text books):
6.3- Recommended books: The uptodate books of Psychology
6.4- Periodicals, Web sites, … etc:
7- Facilities required for teaching and learning: Facilities used for teaching this course include: Lecture halls: Information technology / AV aids
Course coordinator: Prof. Dr. Shewikar El Bakry
Head of Department: Prof Victor Sami