About this course

Behavioral health is a field of psychological study that seeks to understand the basis of mental disorders by using the biopsychosocial model of disease. Mental disorders are understood as the end result of multiple factors affecting a person’s well-being and functioning.

For optimal comprehension, the medical student should be familiar with the basic concepts of neurochemistry, pharmacology, and sleep physiology. They should also be knowledgeable on the common substances of abuse and the process of conducting medical interviews.

It is now understood that many factors — including genetic, societal, and psychological factors, among others — play a role in the maintenance, as well as the loss, of mental health. Medical professionals must be attentive and able to identify the manifestations of psychological disorders, sleep disturbances, and other affectations to their patients’ mental health. This would ensure proper care and, consequently, lead to the likely success of further interventions.

In equal measure, due to the high levels of stress associated with the medical profession, physicians must also be able to recognize the pathological manifestations of this condition in their colleagues and themselves.




Thad Wilson, PhD

Dr. Thad E. Wilson is a Professor and Director of Education in the Department of Physiology at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine, USA.
He obtained his PhD from the University of Utah, Salt Lake City.
Not only is he an experienced lecturer with many years of teaching experience, but he has also developed and improved medical curriculums, and served in leadership roles directing Medical Physiology and various organ system courses.
Due to his achievements, Dr. Wilson has been awarded multiple institutional and national medical school teaching awards.

Video lectures

01. Introduction to Psychological Disorders

  • Introduction – Psychological Disorders (PSY)
  • Understanding Psychological Disorders Biomedial vs. Biopsychosocial Approaches – Psychological Disorders (PSY)
  • Understanding Psychological Disorders Classifying – Psychological Disorders (PSY)
  • Types of Psychological Disorders – Psychological Disorders (PSY)
  • Anxiety – Psychological Disorders (PSY)
  • Somatoform Disorders – Psychological Disorders (PSY)
  • Schizophrenia – Psychological Disorders (PSY)
  • Mood, Dissociative and Personality Disorders – Psychological Disorders (PSY)
  • Biological Bases of Nervous System Disorders – Psychological Disorders (PSY)

02. Human Development

  • Development Milestones General Facts
  • Newborn Apgar Score and Low-Birth Weight
  • Changes to the Body
  • Milestones of Various Ages Comparison
  • Common Causes of Death (U.S.)

03. Learning and Behavior Modification

  • 3.1. Habituation and Dishabituation
  • 3.2.1. Classical Conditioning – Associative Learning (PSY, BIO)
  • 3.2.2. Operant Conditioning – Associative Learning (PSY, BIO)
  • 3.2.3. Cognitive and Biological Processes That Affect Associative Learning – Associative Learning (PSY, BIO)
  • 3.2.3. Observational Learning (PSY)
  • 3.2.4. Theories of Attitude and Behavior Change (PSY)