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Supervisor
Jeļena Ļubenko

Study Course Description

Course Description Statuss:Approved
Course Description Version:4.00
Study Course Accepted:01.08.2019
Study Course Information
Course Code:VPUPK_116LQF level:Level 6
Credit Points:2.00ECTS:3.00
Branch of Science:Psychology; General PsychologyTarget Audience:Rehabilitation
Study Course Supervisor
Course Supervisor:Jeļena Ļubenko
Study Course Implementer
Structural Unit:Department of Health Psychology and Paedagogy
The Head of Structural Unit:Kristīne Mārtinsone
Contacts:Rīga, Anniņmuižas bulvāris 26a, vppkatrsu[pnkts]lv, vppkatrsu[pnkts]lv, +371 67061590
Study Course Planning
Full-Time - 1. Semester No.
Lectures (number)8Lecture Length (academic hours)2Total Contact Hours of Lectures16
Classes (number)4Class Length (academic hours)4Total Contact Hours of Classes16
Total Contact Hours32
Part-Time - 1. Semester No.
Lectures (number)8Lecture Length (academic hours)2Total Contact Hours of Lectures16
Classes (number)2Class Length (academic hours)4Total Contact Hours of Classes8
Total Contact Hours24
Study course description
Preliminary Knowledge:
Not required.
Objective:
To provide the students with an opportunity to master the basic conceptions of psychology. Through practice to develop students' critical thinking skills, facilitating the application of the acquired knowledge and skills in psychology to the further professional activity.
Topic Layout (Full-Time)
No.TopicType of ImplementationNumberVenue
1Introductory lecture. Biopsychosocial model of health and rehabilitation. Importance of psychological factors in work with patients.Lectures1.00auditorium
2Conscientiousness and cognitive processes (perception, memory, thinking) and their influence on patient's condition, interaction with medical staff.Lectures2.00E-Studies platform
3Psychological aspects of learning. Forms of learning. Reinforcement and punishment.Lectures1.00E-Studies platform
4Needs and motivation. Universal motivational model. Self-efficacy and its enhancement.Lectures1.00E-Studies platform
5Emotions: primary and secondary emotions, emotional functions and their role in everyday life and rehabilitation process.Lectures1.00E-Studies platform
6Stress and coping. Problem focused and emotional focused coping strategies.Lectures1.00E-Studies platform
7Final lecture. Unclear questions and case analysis.Lectures1.00auditorium
8Functions of psychologist, psychiatrist, psychotherapist. Psychological assessment of patient's cognitive processes.Classes1.00auditorium
9Work with different groups of patients. Student presentations.Classes2.00auditorium
10The analysis of clinical cases.Classes1.00auditorium
Topic Layout (Part-Time)
No.TopicType of ImplementationNumberVenue
1Introductory lecture. Biopsychosocial model of health and rehabilitation. Importance of psychological factors in work with patients.Lectures1.00auditorium
2Conscientiousness and cognitive processes (perception, memory, thinking) and their influence on patient's condition, interaction with medical staff.Lectures2.00E-Studies platform
3Psychological aspects of learning. Forms of learning. Reinforcement and punishment.Lectures1.00E-Studies platform
4Needs and motivation. Universal motivational model. Self-efficacy and its enhancement.Lectures1.00E-Studies platform
5Emotions: primary and secondary emotions, emotional functions and their role in everyday life and rehabilitation process.Lectures1.00E-Studies platform
6Stress and coping. Problem focused and emotional focused coping strategies.Lectures1.00E-Studies platform
7Final lecture. Unclear questions and case analysis.Lectures1.00auditorium
8Functions of psychologist, psychiatrist, psychotherapist. Psychological assessment of patient's cognitive processes.Classes1.00auditorium
9Work with different groups of patients. Student presentations.Classes1.00auditorium
Assessment
Unaided Work:
Students read the indicated sources of literature, watch video lectures in e-course and answer to self-examination questions on each topic; actively participate in the final lecture and practical classes, reasonably discuss the acquired material; working in groups prepare presentation on the selected topic. Individually study materials on stress and stress management, perform tasks, prepare and submit a report with an analysis of individual experience.
Assessment Criteria:
1. Watched video lectures and answered self-examination questions. 2. Participation in the final lecture and fulfillment of tasks (if the student has not participated in this lecture, the student writes a test on the acquired material). 3. Performance of independent tasks and presentation of results in practical classes (information on the professional activities of psychological help providers; group presentation on working with a specific patient group; an overview of individual experience using web-based intervention to prevent and manage stress).
Final Examination (Full-Time):Test
Final Examination (Part-Time):Test
Learning Outcomes
Knowledge:Students describe the biopsychosocial approach to health issues; recognise human psychological characteristics and states, psychological processes; characterise the relationship between emotions and cognitive processes; describe the concepts of need, motivation and self-efficacy; students understand the importance of managing stress and know different coping strategies.
Skills:Students understand the differences between professions of a psychologist, psychiatrist, psychotherapist; describe the psychological processes, states and characteristics, needs and motives based on the acquired knowledge; recognise and describe different emotions and feelings; understand the impact of various factors on the health of an individual; use critical thinking skills to analyse clinical cases.
Competencies:Students analyse clinical cases, are able to identify social and psychological factors that can affect the health status of the individual, the effectiveness of the treatment; analysing a clinical case, can participate in discussion operating with the basic concepts of general psychology.
Bibliography
No.Reference
1Mārtinsone, K. & Miltuze, K. (2015). Psiholoģija. 1. Pamatjautājumi – teorijas un pētījumi. Rīga: Zvaigzne ABC
2Mārtinsone, K. & Miltuze, K. (2015). Psiholoģija. 2. Personība, grupa, sabiedrība, kultūra. Rīga: Zvaigzne ABC
3K.Mārtinsone, V.Sudraba (Red.). (2016). Veselības psiholoģija. Rīga: RSU.
1Kennedy, P. (Ed.). (2012). The Oxford handbook of rehabilitation psychology. Oxford University Press.
2Edelman, R. (Ed.) (2006). Psychosocial Aspects of the Health Care Process. Pearson Education.