Selected Courses


Professional item writing and technology-based test development (Prof. Gyöngyvér Molnár)

This course will cover the fundamentals, aims and functions of testing, it outlines the steps taking in developing technology-based test items and developing online tests, it discuss the different item formats and the possibilities in technology-based assessment from first to third generation assessments, from fix to adaptive testing. It covers the use of the eDia platform from technology-based item development to online data collection. The course supports students in their own item and test-developing efforts and offers opportunities to practice the related skills in the eDia online assessmnet system. The students are expected to apply these knowledge and skills to their own emirical research work.


Introduction to child and adolescent psychiatry (Dr. Krisztina Kapornai and Dr. Enikő Kiss)

The aim of the course is the introduction of the basis of child psychiatry and the mental disorders of this age group. Main topics: the significance and consequences of mental disorders in child and adolescent psychiatry (CAP) including substance use disorders, knowledge of epidemiology and general etiology in CAP, review of illness models, examination and diagnostic process, detailed discussion of CAP disorders (etiology, epidemiology, diagnostics, differential diagnostics and therapy). By completion of the course the student will be able to recognize possible CAP disorders based on the knowledge of etiology, risk factors and symptom presentation of the given disorder and decide on the necessary level of intervention.


Theory of Health Education (Prof. Bettina Pikó)

The aim of the course is to give an outline of the theorietical bases of health education and health promotion and the modern concepts of health, illness and disease risks; to understand different approaches to health education and the role of a teacher in developing health curricula; to familiarize with the risk and protective factors theory; to recognize stress as a risk factor in modern society and the ways how to cope with it, and final, to develop and implement health education programs in school settings. The course covers the following topics: modern concepts of health and illness; risk factors and the theory of prevention and health promotion; health education; stress and coping, stress management; the risk and protective factors theory; sociological bases of preadolescence, adolescence and postadolescence; youth problem behavior syndrome; health behaviors and substance use in school aged children and youth; cultural bases of health promotion and health education, lay concept of health, illness, body, nutrition and risk perception; communication theory and health behavior change; the role of positive psychology in health education programs; modern concept of sex education; and finally, development and implementation of health education programs in school settings.


Motivation in education (Prof. Krisztián Józsa)

This course provides a general overview of the topic of motivation from an educational perspective. The course focuses on different theories of motivation and how the environment influences students' motivation. Motivation for intellectual and academic performance will be emphasized. Applications of theory in educational settings will be considered. First, we will examine major theoretical approaches to motivation, and then consider the role of external (school, family) and social identity (race, gender) contexts in relation to motivation.