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  Age psychology As part of the course, students study in depth the processes of human development throughout the entire life cycle, including physical, cognitive, social and emotional development from early childhood to old age. They will also master the influence of various factors, such as genetics, environment and culture, on personal development 5
  Differential psychology Goal: to study the patterns of occurrence of individual, group, typological differences. Students will gain the ability to conduct a comparative analysis of the concepts of individual differences, from ancient times to the present day. They will get acquainted with the methods of psychological diagnostics of personal qualities of people, including behavioral experiments, to determine how people behave in the same conditions. They will learn to identify psychological characteristics of representatives of various socio-cultural communities. They will acquire knowledge of ethical and legal norms related to the assessment of individual differences 5
  Clinic of mental disorders The goal of the course: to study the etiology, clinical picture and dynamics of disorders of mental functions in human activity. Students will gain the skills to study endogenous and exogenous mental disorders and conduct medical treatment, together with doctors. They will learn how to conduct research on the mental functions of the individual. During the course, they will gain an understanding of how mental disorders affect the quality of people`s lives. The course also examines the deontological aspects of working with patients. 5
  Methods of personality and collective research During the course, students will master the research methods used in personality psychology and social psychology. Students learn to apply methods such as surveys, interviews, tests, observation, experiments to study various aspects of personality and group behavior. They will learn how to select methods in accordance with the objectives of the study. 5
  Research Methodology in Clinical Psychology Objective: To provide students with a comprehensive understanding of research design, data collection, and analysis, with a focus on unique issues and considerations related to conducting research in the field of clinical psychology. Students will gain experience in evaluating research articles and writing research reports. They will acquire the skills and knowledge necessary to conduct high-quality research in this field. They will develop a deeper understanding of the importance of scientific rigor and the role of scientific evidence in the field of clinical psychology. 5
  Methods of psychotherapy The course provides an overview of the main methods of psychotherapy, including psychoanalysis, cognitive behavioral therapy, gestalt therapy, systemic therapy and others. In addition to theory, students have the opportunity to apply these methods in practice. 6
  Hereditary diseases This medical course has the goal of studying the principles of inheritance of diseases, the emergence and development of which is associated with various defects and disorders in the hereditary apparatus. They learn to distinguish: chromosomal, mitochondrial and genetic diseases; on the basis of the study of hereditary risk factors, favorable and unfavorable (or aggravated) heredity can determine the features of the body`s relationship with the environment in order to carry out psychological and medical interventions in joint activities with medical workers. 5
  Neuropsycholog Goal: To apply neuropsychological principles and methods in the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of neurological and neuropsychological disorders. By studying this discipline, students will gain practical experience in conducting comprehensive neuropsychological assessments, including the use of various standardized tests, behavioral observations, and other assessment tools. By the end of the course, students will have the skills and knowledge necessary to provide quality care to patients with neurological and neuropsychological disorders. They will also have a better understanding of the complex and dynamic nature of these disorders and will be able to apply this knowledge in real-world situations. 5
  Fundamentals of higher nervous activity The course provides a deep understanding of the brain and nervous system, discussing the functioning of individual brain regions, the mechanisms of information formation and storage, the processes of regulation and coordination. Students will learn to relate these concepts to specific mental functions, such as perception, memory, thinking and emotions. 5
  Fundamentals of Hereditary and Genetic Disorders The course provides an in-depth understanding of the functioning of the brain and nervous system, discusses the work of individual areas of the brain, the mechanisms of formation and storage of genetic information, the processes of regulation and coordination. During the course, students will learn about the basics of genetics, the human genome, the mechanisms of transmission of genetic information at the cellular level, and the genetic causes of various diseases. They will gain knowledge about the structure of DNA, RNA. Students learn to relate these 5
  Fundamentals of Suicidology Purpose: to form a holistic view of suicidology as a field of practical psychological knowledge and theoretical justifications. The study of the basic theories of sociology and psychology of auto-destructive behavior, methodological foundations of suicidology, the formation of skills of psychodiagnostics, psychological assistance to persons with suicidal and auto-constructive behavior. 5
  Designing research in clinical psychology Purpose: teaching research design in clinical psychology. Students should achieve a deep understanding of the entire research process -develop an idea, choose methods, analyze the results and prepare a written scientific report. Experimental design study the detailed description, evaluation, analysis and interpretation of data, as well as qualitative research methods 5
  Prevention and correction of suicidal behavior of adolescents Purpose: to study ways and means of prevention and correction of behavior of adolescents with suicidal risks. Students will acquire skills of working with socio-psychological maladaptation, learn to identify diverse causes and features of suicidal behavior of adolescents. They will learn about the ways of forming a strong-willed overcoming of emerging difficulties, the ability of self-regulation and self-realization of adolescents. 5
  Mental health and addiction Objective: To study the classification of mental disorders, including disorders resulting from the use of alcohol and other psychoactive substances. Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to: differentiate between organic, endogenous, exogenous, and somatogenic mental disorders; understand the etiology and pathogenesis of behavioral disorders; participate in the treatment of mental disorders and comprehend the fundamental principles of prevention and rehabilitation.. 5
  Psychodiagnostics The aim of the course is to study the ways of using psychological assessment and diagnosis of a person and a group of people. Students will learn about various methods and techniques used in psychological assessment, including structured interviews, self-assessment measurements and behavioral observations. They will acquire the skills and knowledge necessary for the application of psychodiagnostics in real conditions. A deep understanding of psychological processes related to mental health will be formed. 5
  Psychology of dependent behavior The course is aimed at studying various forms of addictions, from alcoholism and drug addiction to gambling and Internet addiction. Students will learn to understand how external circumstances and genetic predisposition in a number of people form unhealthy habits, psychological, social and biological factors influencing the development of addictions, as well as methods of prevention and treatment. 5
  Psychology of Individual Differences Goal: in-depth study of the criteria for the difference between people. Students master the skills of analyzing and describing the unique qualities of an individual and an entire group; study what factors (genetic, biological, socio-cultural, etc.) contribute to the diversity of human characteristics and how these differences affect behavior, decision-making and interaction with the world around them. Will have the skills to provide practical assistance in self-determination and the formation of a healthy identity of the individual. Learn how to make an individual and group psychological portrait. At the end of the course, students understand the importance of measuring individual differences to explain the relationship between intelligence, personality and benefit, such as school success, occupation, interpersonal relationships, physical and mental health. 5
  Personality psychology Goal: To study the fundamental theories of personality and the methods used for personality assessment. Students will learn about the biological and environmental factors that influence personality development. The course also covers recent research on personality and personality disorders, providing students with an overview of the practical applications of personality research in areas such as clinical psychology, social psychology, and industrial-organizational psychology. 6
  Developmental psychology Goal: The students will gain an understanding of the biological and environmental factors that influence psychological, cognitive, and social changes throughout the lifespan. By the end of the course, students will develop the skills and knowledge necessary to assess and interpret research in the field of human development. They will also gain a deeper understanding of how psychological, cognitive, and social changes interact to shape human behavior across the lifespan. 5
  Psychology of sexual relations The course provides a comprehensive understanding of sexual behavior and its role in human life. Students will consider and assimilate behavioral features related to the physiology of sex and sexual development. Consider the complex interaction of genetic and social factors that determine sexual orientation, sexual health, sexual relationships and problems related to sex. 5
  Psychopathology The goal of the course is to study the signs of a mental disorder (symptoms), their combination (syndromes). Students will gain an understanding of the objective patterns of mental disorders. Students will be able to use international systems of classifications of mental disorders, acquire skills in conducting therapeutic and interventions, prognosis and prevention of mental illness. The course also examines the deontological aspects of working with patients. 5
  Psychotherapy The course is designed to introduce students to the history of psychotherapy, general theoretical and methodological issues, and various approaches in psychotherapy. Special attention is given to developing an understanding of contemporary approaches, acquiring skills in addressing psychological problems related to development, education, and mental health, including those concerning children and adolescents. 6
  Psychophsysiology To study the neural and physiological foundations of sensory and perceptual processes in psychology. Students will gain knowledge about how physiological reactions can influence emotions, motivation, and behavior. They will acquire skills in using psychophysiology for the assessment and correction of psychological disorders related to physical and mental functioning. Students will learn about the assessment and correction of psychological disorders such as anxiety and depression, as well as the evaluation of physical and mental performance. 5
  Rational-emotive therapy Objective: To study the most effective ways of correction, combining the formation of adaptive behaviors, adequate systems of attitudes. Students will learn how to recognize self-destructive cognitive processes through the use of reason and rationality and learn to express emotions more adequately. They will acquire the skills of recognizing subconscious destructive behavioral patterns from clients, and then they will be eliminated in favor of more constructive behavior. 5
  Sexual pathology Objective: to study the functional aspects of sexual disorders, including behavioral, personal and social ones considered in sex pathology. As a result of mastering the discipline, the student will be able to understand the bio-psycho-social causes of sexual disorders. 5
  Contemporary Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Modern Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy Goal: To acquire the basic elements of cognitive-behavioral therapy and the skills to conduct therapeutic interventions. Students will learn about various aspects of cognitive-behavioral therapy, gain experience in conducting sessions, providing feedback, and supporting clients. They will develop an understanding of evidence-based practice and the role of cognitive-behavioral therapy in the treatment and correction of a wide range of psychological disorders. 5
  Personality theories Objective: to study a wide range of personality theories that have been proposed by leading psychologists over the past century. Students will know the historical context, key concepts, research methods and their practical application. They will analyze classical psychoanalytic, behavioral, cognitive and humanistic approaches to personality. 6
  Physiology of mental activity The course is an intersection of psychology and neuroscience, considering the interaction between physiological processes in the body and mental activity. He discusses topics such as brain structure and function, neurotransmitters and hormones, as well as their effects on perception, emotions, memory and behavior. 5