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043027P Psychology for Medical Students, 4 ECTS cr 
Code 043027P  Validity 01.08.2016 -
Name Psychology for Medical Students  Abbreviation Psychology for 
Scope4 ECTS cr   
TypeBasic Studies Discipline5401 Medicine 
  Grading1 - 5, pass, fail 
Unit Medicine 

Tuula Hurtig 

Proficiency level 




Required proficiency level 


ECTS Credits 

4 ECTS credits/108 hours of work

Language of instruction 



The course is held in spring semester.

Learning outcomes 

A student

  • learns to see a human and human development in lifespan
  • finds ways to observe and to influence on patients and their behaviour using psychological knowledge.

Furthermore, an objective is to help future medical doctors and dentists to observe their influence on the behavior of patients, and to the health care system. Finally, a goal is to develop interactional skills of future doctors and to promote their wellbeing as students and doctors.


Human psychological development from the perspective of developmental psychology, human behaviour from the perspective of social psychology, and motivation in health behaviour from the perspective of health psychology.

Mode of delivery 

The tuition will be implemented as blended teaching.

Learning activities and teaching methods 

Lectures 25 hours, exam in moodle, group teaching 10  hours, group work 10 hours, individual work 58 hours, web-based group discussion 5 hours.

Target group 

The course is compulsory for 1st year students of medicine and dentistry.

Prerequisites and co-requisites 


Recommended optional programme components 

Part of the course is integrated with English Module III.

Recommended or required reading 

Contents of the lectures, pre-course material in Moodle.

Assessment methods and criteria 

Exam in Moodle, individual scientific essay, discussion in Moodle.


The course utilizes verbal grading scale Pass+, Pass, Fail.

Person responsible 

University Lecturer Tuula Hurtig

Working life cooperation 


Other information 



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Functions Name Type ECTS cr Teacher Schedule
Registration Lääketieteellinen psykologia  Course  Tuula Hurtig  12.01.22 -12.04.22

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