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


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Written examination
Grade: Passed/Failed

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
Written examination 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

Knowledge: Students have advanced knowledge of neurobiological processes involved in stress, pain, and mental disorders, and have good knowledge of psychotropic drugs behavior. The clinical relevance of biological psychology is central.

Skill: Students have developed understanding of the importance of biological psychology in clinical and applied psychologic work.

General knowledge: Students can communicate the relevant subject matter in a good way. Students 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

  • Course in brain dissection
  • Laboratory work and written report

Further on evaluation

Previously approved mandatory assignments are approved for repeat of exam

Specific conditions

Exam registration requires that class registration is approved in the same semester. 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 01.09.2011
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Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Intermediate course, level II


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2021

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

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

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Psychology



Examination arrangement: Written examination

Term Status code Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Digital exam Room *
Autumn ORD Written examination 100/100 E INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Written examination 100/100 E INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
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