PSYPRO4413 - Applied and Clinical Biological Psychology: Neural Systems and Psychopharmacology


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Home exam
Grade: Passed/Failed
Term:  Autumn

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Home exam 100/100 4 hours A

Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: School exam
Grade: Passed/Failed
Term:  Spring

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

Course content

The course is based on applied and clinical use of knowledge acquired in the courses Biological Psychology 1 and 2. Students will through experimental and theoretical work, acquire specific knowledge about the neurobiological basis of somatic responses and consciousness involved in stress, psychological aspects of pain and pain disorders, the neurobiological basis of psychological dependence. The course includes work in Laboratory with EEG and nevrofeedback, as well as a course in brain- dissection.

Learning outcome


  • The student has advanced knowledge of neurobiological processes involved in stress, pain, and mental disorders.
  • The student has good knowledge of psychotropic drugs behavior. The clinical relevance of biological psychology is central.


  • The student has developed understanding of the importance of biological psychology in clinical and applied psychologic work.

General knowledge:

  • The student can communicate the relevant subject matter in a good way.
  • The student can apply their knowledge in relation to the analysis of issues in biological psychology with relevance to clinical Psychology.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures, seminars, work in laboratory, brain dissection course.

Compulsory assignments

  • Laboratory work and written report
  • Course in brain dissection

Further on evaluation

Previously approved mandatory assignments are approved for repeat of exam

Specific conditions

Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Clinical Psychology Programme (CPSY)
Clinical Psychology Programme, 6 years (CPSY6)

Required previous knowledge

PSYPRO4113 Biological Psychology 1 or the equivalent.

Course materials

See reading list.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
PSYPRO4020 7.5 AUTUMN 2011
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Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Intermediate course, level II


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2022

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

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

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Psychology


Examination arrangement: Home exam

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD Home exam 100/100 A





Room Building Number of candidates

Examination arrangement: School exam

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Spring ORD School exam 100/100 E 2022-06-08 09:00 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
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