Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
707003592016BIOLOGICAL PSYCHOLOGY ICompulsory355
Level of Course Unit
First Cycle
Objectives of the Course
The objectives of this course are: 1. To understand endocrine and neuroendocrine communication 2. To understand the effects of the hormones secreted by endocrine glands 3. To understand how stress response is regulated 4. To understand how homeostasis, body temperature, feeding behavior and thirst are regulated in the body 5. To understand sexual differentiation and how reproductive behavior is regulated.
Name of Lecturer(s)
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Burcu Balkan
Learning Outcomes
1To be able to explain the mechanisms which regulate homeostasis (regulation of body temperature, thirst and the feeding behavior)
2To be able to explain sexual differentiation and the regulation of reproductive behavior
3To be able to explain endocrine and neuroendocrine communication
4To be able to explain the effects of hormones secreted by endocrine glands and the regulation of the stress response
Mode of Delivery
Face to Face
Prerequisites and co-requisities
None
Recommended Optional Programme Components
None
Course Contents
1. Endocrine and neuroendocrine communication 2. Effects of the hormones secreted by endocrine glands 3. Stress response 4. Homeostasis (mechanisms which regulate body temperature, feeding behavior and thirst) 5. Sexual differentiation and reproductive behavior
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
WeekTheoreticalPracticeLaboratory
1Funcions of the cell and its organelles Transportation through cell membrane
2Resting membrane potential and action potential
3Intercellular communication types Receptors expressed on cells and their functions
4Introduction to endocrine communication Classification of hormones and their mechanisms of action Feed back mechanisms
5The stimulatory and inhibitory neurohormones of hypothalamus and their effects in the body Hormones of anterior and posterior hypophysis and their effects in the body
6Hormones of adrenal gland and their effects in the body Thyroid hormonesand their effects in the body
7Hormones of pancreas and their effects in the body Melatonin and its effects in the body Gonadal hormones and their effects in the body
8Midterm exam
9Regulation of the stress response
10Homeostasis Thermoregulation
11Regulation of fluid in the body and thirst
12Regulation of nutrients and energy in the body Feeding behavior
13Regulation of nutrients and energy in the body Feeding behavior
14Sexual Differentiation and reproductive behavior I
15Sexual Differentiation and reproductive behavior II
16Sexual Differentiation and reproductive behavior III
Recommended or Required Reading
1.Rosenzweig, Leiman, Breedlove (1999) Biological Psychology. Sinauer Associates, Inc 2. Guyton, A.C. and Hall, J.E. (2008) Medical Physiology. W.B.Saunders Company 3.Ganong, W. F. (2008) Medical Physiology. Prentice-Hall International Inc
Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods
Activities are given in detail in the section of "Assessment Methods and Criteria" and "Workload Calculation"
Assessment Methods and Criteria
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End Of Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
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Language of Instruction
English
Work Placement(s)
None
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesNumberTime (hours)Total Work Load (hours)
Midterm Examination111
Final Examination111
Attending Lectures29258
Individual Study for Mid term Examination11555
Individual Study for Final Examination7535
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)150
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