PSY1501 - Mental Disorders


New from the academic year 2021/2022

Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: School exam
Grade: Passed/Failed

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
School exam 100/100 4 hours E

Course content

This course provides an introduction to psychopathology and the most common psychological disorders, in addition to how they can be understood through different theoretical perspectives. This encompasses the features and symptoms of these common psychological disorders, including explanations regarding how different biological, psychological and social factors contribute to the formation and retention of psychological disorders. The course will also provide a brief introduction to the types of treatment approaches that are used when treating different psychological problems.

Learning outcome

Upon passing the course, the student will have achieved the following learning outcomes:


The student has a foundational knowledge of psychopathology and how this can be understood through different theoretical perspectives. The student has a foundational knowledge of the distinguishing features and symptoms of the most common psychological disorders. The student is familiar with the therapy treatments that are used when handling various different psychological problems.  


The student can identify the central issues within the field of psychopathology and write about the core approaches. The student can describe the most common disorders and the possible risk factors that contribute to them. The student has a strong command of the relevant academic forms of expression within the subject area.

General competence:

The student has an insight into the relevant academic and ethical issues connected to the field of psychopathology.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures 2 hours each week, studygroups. 

Limited admission to classes.

Exam registration requires that class registration is approved in the same semester.

Specific conditions

Limited admission to classes.

Required previous knowledge


Course materials

To be announced when semester starts.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
PSY1017 7.5 AUTUMN 2021
PSY1018 7.5 AUTUMN 2021
PSYPRO4117 7.5 AUTUMN 2021
PSYPRO4118 7.5 AUTUMN 2021
PSYK4121 7.5 AUTUMN 2021
More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Intermediate course, level II


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2021
Extraordinary deadline for course registration: 2021-06-13

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Psychology
  • Social Sciences and Psychology
Contact information
Course coordinator:

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Psychology


Examination arrangement: School exam

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD School exam 100/100 E 2021-12-13 15:00 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
SL238 Sluppenvegen 14 2
SL321 Sluppenvegen 14 1
SL515 Sluppenvegen 14 1
SL323 Sluppenvegen 14 1
SL322 Sluppenvegen 14 1
SL318 Sluppenvegen 14 1
SL311 grønn sone Sluppenvegen 14 34
Spring ORD School exam 100/100 E 2022-05-19 15:00 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.

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