Department of Medical Psychology, Psychosomatic Medicine and Psychotherapy



Department of Medical Psychology, Psychosomatic Medicine and Psychotherapy (DMPPMP) was established on the 1st of August 2015 within the Faculty of Medical Psychology (the NMU order # 338 from May 14, 2015). The head of the department is Doctor of Medical Science, Prof. Oleg S. Chaban. The department was created as a result of the reorganization of the Department of General and Medical Psychology and Pedagogy that was divided into one clinical and two theoretical departments, as an inquiry of the modern medical education and national health system.

Nowadays the department goals are to search for medical psychology science priority directions of development, to develop fundamental and transitional research questions, to prepare scientists of the highest qualification.

Results of the department’s scientific work reflect the current tendencies in modern medical and psychological sciences regarding the treatment approaches both in psychiatry and general medicine. Some research results were already implemented into medical universities’ curriculum, medical and psychotherapeutical practice of Ukraine.

The following subjects are taught and studied at the department:


“Medical Psychology”, “Psychophysiology”, “Neuropsychology”, “Medical-Psychological Expertise”, “Abnormal psychology”, “Psychology of life crisis, dying and death”, “Internal Medicine with Clinical Psychology”, “Pediatrics and Pediatric infectious diseases with Clinical Psychology”, “General Surgery and Pediatric Surgery with Clinical Psychology”, “Obstetrics and Gynecology with Clinical Psychology”, “Human Health Psychology”, “Oncology with Clinical Psychology”, “Psychotherapy”, “Fundamentals of Psychosomatic Medicine”, “Communication skills in medicine”.


“Deontology in medicine”, “Fundamentals of psychoanalysis”, “Psychology of addiction”, “Fundamentals of gerontopsychology”, “Psychocorrection and psychotherapy of the sexual sphere of personality “, “Psychology and psychotherapy of post-traumatic conditions”, “Psychology of deviant behavior “, and others.