SPDA004 Pathopsychology

Faculty of Education
Spring 2020
Extent and Intensity
0/0/0. 5 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
prof. PhDr. Evžen Řehulka, CSc. (lecturer)
prof. PhDr. Marie Vítková, CSc. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
prof. PhDr. Evžen Řehulka, CSc.
Department of Special and Inclusive Education - Faculty of Education
Contact Person: PhDr. Mgr. Ilona Fialová, Ph.D.
Supplier department: Department of Special and Inclusive Education - Faculty of Education
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is only offered to the students of the study fields the course is directly associated with.
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
The course leads the students to understand the etiology and pathogenesis of mental disorders and to describe and classify mental disorders in the areas of consciousness, cognitive processes, memory and attention, emotion, intelligence, will, motivation, acting, motivation and personality. The psychological, pedagogical and social point of view is accentuated.
Learning outcomes
A successful graduate is able to:
• To develop understanding of the basic terms of pathopsychology and psychopathology focused on special education and helping professions
• Present primary categories concerning the challenging and stressful life situations
• Recognize the connection of physical and mental disorders and certain qualitative abnormities in the cognitive domain and the personality
  • 1. Introduction, definition, content of the subject
    2. Psychological issues of patients and people with disabilities
    3. Etiology of mental disorders and their classification
    4. Stress, burnout, fatigue
    5. Frustration, trauma, deprivation, crisis
    6. Disorders of consciousness
    7. Disorders of perception
    8. Attention Deficits
    9. Intellectual Disorders
    10. Emotional disorders
    11. Thinking disorders
    12. Disease disturbances
    13. Disturbances of will and free behavior
    14. Memory malfunctions
    15. Personality disorders
  • Oxford textbook of psychopathology. Edited by Theodore Millon - Paul H. Blaney - Roger Dale Davis. New York: Oxford University Press, 1999. xii, 732. ISBN 0195103076. info
Teaching methods
Assessment methods
Written test.
Language of instruction
Further Comments
The course is taught annually.
The course is taught: in blocks.
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2019.
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