Department of PSYCHOLOGY

Syllabus for
Master of Science (Neuropsychology)
Academic Year  (2021)

 
1 Semester - 2021 - Batch
Course Code
Course
Type
Hours Per
Week
Credits
Marks
MNP131 INTRODUCTION TO NEUROANATOMY AND NEUROPHYSIOLOGY - 4 4 100
MNP132 NEUROBIOLOGICAL BASES OF COGNITION-I - 4 4 100
MNP133 COGNITIVE AND NEUROBIOLOGICAL BASES OF BEHAVIOUR ACROSS THE LIFESPAN - 4 4 100
MNP134 INDIVIDUAL AND SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT ACROSS LIFESPAN- THEORY AND METHODS - 4 4 100
MNP135 LAW AND ETHICS - 4 4 100
MNP136 QUANTITATIVE RESEARCH METHODS - 4 4 100
MNP181 COMMUNITY SERVICE-I - 2 2 50
2 Semester - 2021 - Batch
Course Code
Course
Type
Hours Per
Week
Credits
Marks
MNP211 NEUROPSYCHOLOGY RESEARCH LAB - I - 2 2 50
MNP231 NEUROBIOLOGICAL BASES OF COGNITION - II - 4 4 100
MNP232 INTRODUCTION TO NEUROPSYCHOLOGY - 4 4 100
MNP233 PSYCHOPATHOLOGY - 4 4 100
MNP234 GRADUATE STATISTICS - 4 4 100
MNP251 ASSESSMENT: PSYCHOPATHOLOGY - 4 4 100
MNP281 COMMUNITY SERVICE - II - 2 2 50
      

    

Department Overview:

The Department of Psychology offers a range of programmes that include Open Electives, Undergraduate programmes, Post Graduate programmes with seven specializations and Research degrees in psychology (PhD). Through these programmes, we encourage students to consider careers and life missions that integrate psychological understanding into life. Our programmes integrate scholarship with professional practice and we offer courses that are cutting edge in the field of psychology. Students who complete programmes in Psychology from the University demonstrate high degrees of self-awareness are service-oriented and are encouraged to embrace humane values in their vocation. The Department realizes its vision to promote high academic standards through a continuous and dynamic curriculum review process based on feedback from regional, national and international peers, practitioners, potential employers, alumni and students. A variety of student-centered teaching and training pedagogies are practised by the faculty members. Prominent among them is the use of seminars, experiential methods, laboratory training, conferences, workshops, field-based studies, film-based discussions, journal clubs, and professional development activities. All postgraduate students of he department prepare a publication ready research manuscript by the end of the third semester. Through its several MOUs with International Universities, the department organizes joint conferences, webinars, faculty and stude

Mission Statement:

The department adopts the vision of the University "Excellence and Service" and its Mission as "a nurturing ground for an individual's holistic development to make an effective contribution to the society in a dynamic environment". In doing so it strives to is to promote high academic standards and scholarship in psychology, by creating an optimal and enriching learning environment, foster ongoing professional and personal development, and contribute effectively to societal needs

Introduction to Program:

The primary objective of the Master of Science in Neuropsychology Programme is to provide the student with skills to work as an entry level Professional Neuropsychologist.  The programme aims to provide fundamental knowledge in central nervous system functioning with implications for cognition, affect and behaviour across developmental stages. The course also aims to train the student in skills in assessment and intervention of individuals with neurological, neurosurgical and psychiatric conditions including traumatic brain injury, dementia, mood disorders, anxiety disorders, substance use disorders and developmental disorders. The student is also trained in skills required for neuropsychological research.

Program Objective:

At the end of the programme the student is expected to:

  • gain an understanding of the neurobiological basis of cognition, affect and behaviour across the lifespan
  • develop skills in carrying out neuropsychological research
  • develop entry-level competence in neuropsychological assessment and intervention
  • develop professional competencies in the ethical practice of neuropsychology 
Assesment Pattern

The department follows a pattern of 70 % marks for Continuous Internal Assessment (CIA) and 30 % marks for End Semester Examinations (ESE).

Break up of continuous internal assessment for 4 credit courses is as follows

CIA 1: 30 marks
CIA 2: 30 Marks
Class participation: 5 marks
Attendance: 5 marks

Attendance Percentage

Marks

95% -100%

05 marks

90% - 94%

04 marks

85% - 89%

03 marks

80% - 84%

02 marks

76% - 79%

01 mark

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For two credit courses the breakup of CIA is as follows

CIA1:20 marks
CIA 2:20 Marks
Class participation and Attendance: 10 marks

Minimum pass marks for the CIA of a course is 50 % and a pass in each of the CIA is mandatory to be eligible to write the End semester examinations. If a student does not meet the passing grade for CIA, s/he will have to repeat the CIA before moving to the next CIA. The students who fail a CIA will have to apply for repeat CIA immediately after publishing the results of each of the CIA components. In such a case an application should be made, to the Office of Examinations and obtain necessary approvals forwarded through the HoD and Dean. The number of chances for repeating each CIA is one. Students who fail the CIA in a semester have to apply for CIA repeat of the whole course in the subsequent semester

The end semester examinations shall be conducted for 2 hours and evaluated out of 50 marks which are then converted to out of 30 marks. Minimum of 40 % marks is required to pass in the ESE of each course and an overall grade of 50% is required to pass the course(CIA+ESE) . Student failing a course due to less than minimum in ESE shall repeat the ESE while his/her internal scores shall remain valid.

Permission for admission to the ESE is granted only if
• A student has passed in CIAs for that course.
• A student has at least 85% of the attendance in aggregate at the end of the semester.
• The Vice Chancellor is satisfied with the character and conduct of the student.

Grading Scheme

Percentage 

Grade 

Grade point

(10 point scale) 

Grade point

 (4 Point scale) 

Interpretation 

80-100 

O

10

4

Outstanding

70-79

A+

9

3.6

Excellent 

60-69

A

8

3.2

Very Good

55-59

B+

7

2.8

Good

50-54

B

6

2.4

Above Average

Examination And Assesments

Formative and Summative assessments are conducted by the department to ascertain the readiness for learning and the attainment of learning outcomes. Assessments are examinations are based on competency frame work and principles of outcome-based education. Attainment of learning outcomes/ expected competencies is evaluated using either holistic or analytic rubrics, grading schemes or attainment criteria specified to the students at the beginning of the semester. Learning outcomes (Course outcomes) of each course are mapped to programme outcomes and programme specific outcomes. Assessments and examinations follow the principle of constructive alignment and outcomes are mapped to higher order thinking skills. Most common frameworks used in this programme include Revised Blooms Taxonomy, and Structure of Observed Learning outcomes (SOLO) and ICAP framework.

Assessment is based on the performance of the student throughout the semester.

Credit Structure
Normally 15 hours of classroom teaching in a semester is considered as one credit for theory courses.

• Courses with 30 hours per semester will earn the candidate 2 credits.
• Courses with 45-50 hours per semester will earn the candidate 3 credits.
• Courses with 51 hours and above per semester including practical will earn the candidate 4 credits.
• Dissertations/Practical equivalent to one course will earn the candidates 4-6 credits.

MNP131 - INTRODUCTION TO NEUROANATOMY AND NEUROPHYSIOLOGY (2021 Batch)

Total Teaching Hours for Semester:60
No of Lecture Hours/Week:4
Max Marks:100
Credits:4

Course Objectives/Course Description

 

This course is designed to provide the structural framework for developing an understanding of the role of  CNS  in human behaviour. The topics provide an understanding of the development and the organizational structure of the brain, and generate an understanding of principles of electrical and chemical communication. Finally, the course also aims to generate a systems understanding of neural circuits.

Learning Outcome

By the end of the course the learner will be able to:

●Identify specific locations in the brain and spinal cord and describe the functions

●Infer changes in function associated with loss of structural components

●Critically discuss the affordances and limitations of structural substrates

Unit-1
Teaching Hours:15
Basic Plan of the Human Nervous System
 

Organizational Principles of CNS, Gross structure of CNS, Blood supply to the Brain, Brain development and plasticity - development of the brain, response to injury.

Unit-2
Teaching Hours:15
Structural Organization of the Brain
 

Grey matter, White matter; Basic anatomy and function of Cortical and Subcortical structures, Midbrain, Cerebellum & Spinal cord. Neuronal and glial structure.

Unit-3
Teaching Hours:15
Functional principles of CNS
 

Neurons & Glia; Signaling - Electrical and Chemical Communication, Simple Neural Circuit (e.g. H reflex); Neurotransmitters and Synaptic communication; Hormones and the brain.

Unit-4
Teaching Hours:15
Systems understanding of the Brain
 

Understanding Hierarchy and Parallel pathways in the brain - Typical plan for Motor system and Sensory System, Transmitter systems; Techniques in Neuroanatomy and Neurophysiology: Histology, Electrophysiology and other current methods.

Text Books And Reference Books:

Kalat, J. W. (2019). Biological psychology. Cengage.

Kandel, E., Schwartz, J., Jessell, T., Jessell, D. B. M. B. T., Siegelbaum, S., & Hudspeth, A. J. (2012). Principles of Neural Science, Fifth Edition. McGraw-Hill Publishing.

Kolb, B., Whishaw, I. Q., & Teskey, G. C. (2016). An introduction to brain and behavior. Worth

Essential Reading / Recommended Reading

Crossman, A. R., Neary, D., & Crossman, B. (2015). Neuroanatomy: An illustrated colour text. Elsevier

Carlson, N. R., & Birkett, M. A. (2017). Physiology of behavior (12th edition). Pearson.

Evaluation Pattern

Continuous Internal Assessment (CIA)  - 70%

End semester examination (ESE) - 30%   

 

Continuous Internal Assessment (CIA)

CIA 1: 30 marks

CIA 2: 30 Marks

Class participation: 5 marks

Attendance: 5 marks 

 

All CIAs are must pass assessments with a passing grade of 50%. If a student does not meet the passing grade for CIA, s/he will have to repeat the CIA again before moving to the next CIA. The student must pass all the CIA components with an overall CIA mark of 33/65 including class participation marks to be eligible to write the ESE. 

 

End Semester Examination (ESE)

The passing grade for the ESE is 40%

An overall grade of 50% is required to pass the course.(CIA+ESE)

MNP132 - NEUROBIOLOGICAL BASES OF COGNITION-I (2021 Batch)

Total Teaching Hours for Semester:60
No of Lecture Hours/Week:4
Max Marks:100
Credits:4

Course Objectives/Course Description

 

This course introduces the student to the neurobiological basis of cognitive functions such as sensation, perception, attention, consciousness

Learning Outcome

By the end of the course the learner will be able to:

●Describe the structure-function relationships underlying cognitive processes in written and oral form

●Critically evaluate current research on course topics and prepare summary reports

●Use experiments to demonstrate cognitive processes

●Use theories and models to explain observed performance in experimental data.

Unit-1
Teaching Hours:15
Principles of examining Cognition
 

History and perspectives of Cognition, Advantages and limitations of the various perspectives; Methods of studying Cognition with specific reference to fMRI, EEG/MEG, TMS

Unit-2
Teaching Hours:15
Attention
 

Varieties of Attention, Theories of Attention, Visual, Auditory and Spatial Attention, Brain Networks of Attention.

Unit-3
Teaching Hours:15
Perception
 

Biological basis of perception and basic plan of generating sensory codes – Visual, Auditory, Touch, Pain, Smell; Visual perception-Form, Colour, Depth, Objects, Faces, and Scenes; Perception Motion and Action; Auditory perception – sound localization and speech perception.  Basic psychophysics and Signal Detection Theory.

Unit-4
Teaching Hours:15
Consciousness, Arousal and Awareness
 

Physiological correlations of Arousal; Factors affecting consciousness; Sleep: Stages and Rhythms of sleeping and waking, neural basis of biological clocks, neurophysiological mechanisms of REM sleep and dreaming and waking, Disorders of sleep.

Text Books And Reference Books:

Eysenck M.W. and Keane M.T. (2015). Cognitive Psychology: A Student's Handbook. 7th Edition. Psychology Press.

Kalat, J. W. (2019). Biological psychology. Cengage.

Essential Reading / Recommended Reading

Carlson, N. R., & Birkett, M. A. (2017). Physiology of behavior (12th edition). Pearson.

Matlin M W (2013). Cognitive Psychology. 8th Edition. John Wiley & Sons.

Galotti, K.M. (2017). Cognitive Psychology In and Out of the Laboratory. 6th Edition.SAGE Publications, Inc.

Evaluation Pattern

Continuous Internal Assessment (CIA)  - 70%

End semester examination (ESE) - 30%   

 

Continuous Internal Assessment (CIA)

CIA 1: 30 marks

CIA 2: 30 Marks

Class participation: 5 marks

Attendance: 5 marks 

 

All CIAs are must pass assessments with a passing grade of 50%. If a student does not meet the passing grade for CIA, s/he willhave to repeat the CIA again before moving to the next CIA. The student must pass all the CIA components with an overall CIA mark of 33/65 including class participation marks to be eligible to write the ESE. 

 

End Semester Examination (ESE)

The passing grade for the ESE is 40%

An overall grade of 50% is required to pass the course. (CIA+ESE)

MNP133 - COGNITIVE AND NEUROBIOLOGICAL BASES OF BEHAVIOUR ACROSS THE LIFESPAN (2021 Batch)

Total Teaching Hours for Semester:60
No of Lecture Hours/Week:4
Max Marks:100
Credits:4

Course Objectives/Course Description

 

This course will blend classroom teaching and a seminar mode to engage with classic and current literature to develop an understanding of theories, models and current methodological approaches.

Learning Outcome

By the end of the course the learner will be able to:

●Develop an understanding of neurobiological changes across the lifespan and discuss the key concepts in written and oral form. 

●Develop an understanding of and cognitive development across the lifespan and discuss the key concepts in written and oral form

●Critically evaluate the implications of a developmental perspective of neurocognition as a normative framework for Neuropsychology

Unit-1
Teaching Hours:15
Foundations of developmental approach - overview of theories and methods
 

Evolution of the brain and Adaptive specializations of structure and function, its implications for Cognition; Lifespan perspectives of Piaget & Vygotsky; Brain development and Critical Periods. Influence of Genes and Environment.

Unit-2
Teaching Hours:15
Neurocognitive development across childhood
 

Neuronal changes and cortical development, Nutrition and brain, Perceptual and Motor development, Attention & Memory; Language and learning.

Unit-3
Teaching Hours:15
Neurocognitive development in adolescence and early adulthood
 

Brain maturation process; Hormones and their influence on motivational and cognitive systems; Reasoning and decision making; Emotion processing

Unit-4
Teaching Hours:15
Neurocognitive processes and changes in late adulthood & aging
 

Aging processes in the brain, Attention, Memory, Language & Problem Solving; Arousal and Awareness.

Text Books And Reference Books:

Berk, L. E. (2018). Development through the lifespan. Seventh edition. Pearson Education, Inc.

Essential Reading / Recommended Reading

Feldman, R. S. (2015). Discovering the lifespan (Third edition global edition. ed.) [still image]. Pearson Education Limited. 

Evaluation Pattern

Continuous Internal Assessment (CIA)  - 70%

End semester examination (ESE) - 30%   

 

Continuous Internal Assessment (CIA)

CIA 1: 30 marks

CIA 2: 30 Marks

Class participation: 5 marks

Attendance: 5 marks 

 

All CIAs are must pass assessments with a passing grade of 50%. If a student does not meet the passing grade for CIA, s/he will have to repeat the CIA again before moving to the next CIA. The student must pass all the CIA components with an overall CIA mark of 33/65 including class participation marks to be eligible to write the ESE. 

 

End Semester Examination (ESE)

The passing grade for the ESE is 40%

An overall grade of 50% is required to pass the course. (CIA+ESE)

MNP134 - INDIVIDUAL AND SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT ACROSS LIFESPAN- THEORY AND METHODS (2021 Batch)

Total Teaching Hours for Semester:60
No of Lecture Hours/Week:4
Max Marks:100
Credits:4

Course Objectives/Course Description

 

This course introduces the learner to social and personality development across the lifespan. Key aspects of the development of social and individual factors across different life stages will be explored. 

Learning Outcome

By the end of the course the learner will be able to:

●Develop an understanding of social development across the lifespan

●Develop an understanding of personality development across the lifespan

●Understand the implications of a developmental perspective of social and personality in providing a normative framework for Neuropsychology

Unit-1
Teaching Hours:15
Introduction and the early years
 

Introduction to major theories of understanding human development; Prenatal development; Social and Personality development at infancy and the pre-school years; Development of the theory of mind.

Unit-2
Teaching Hours:15
Social and Personality development in middle childhood and adolescence
 

Psychosocial and Moral development in middle childhood and adolescence; Self-concept, Self-esteem, Sexuality and identity development during adolescence, Building friendships, Family life

Unit-3
Teaching Hours:15
Social and Personality development in early and middle adulthood
 

Friendship and Romantic relationships, Marriage, Parenthood, Career Development; Mid-life crisis, Families in middle adulthood

Unit-4
Teaching Hours:15
Social and Personality development in late adulthood; Death and Dying
 

Relationships in late adulthood; Elder abuse; Death and dying across the lifespan; Confronting death; Grief and bereavement

 

Text Books And Reference Books:

Feldman, R. S. (2015). Discovering the lifespan (Third edition global edition. ed.) [still image]. Pearson Education Limited. 

Essential Reading / Recommended Reading

Newman, B. M., & Newman, P. R. (2006). Development through life: a psychosocial approach (9th ed.). Thomson/Wadsworth. 

Evaluation Pattern

Continuous Internal Assessment (CIA)  - 70%

End semester examination (ESE) - 30%   

 

Continuous Internal Assessment (CIA)

CIA 1: 30 marks

CIA 2: 30 Marks

Class participation: 5 marks

Attendance: 5 marks 

 

All CIAs are must pass assessments with a passing grade of 50%. If a student does not meet the passing grade for CIA, s/he will have to repeat the CIA again before moving to the next CIA. The student must pass all the CIA components with an overall CIA mark of 33/65 including class participation marks to be eligible to write the ESE. 

 

End Semester Examination (ESE)

The passing grade for the ESE is 40%

An overall grade of 50% is required to pass the course.(CIA+ESE)

MNP135 - LAW AND ETHICS (2021 Batch)

Total Teaching Hours for Semester:60
No of Lecture Hours/Week:4
Max Marks:100
Credits:4

Course Objectives/Course Description

 

This course has been conceptualized in order to inculcate awareness about legal and ethical aspects of practicing Neuropsychology in India. It highlights the commonly encountered ethical dilemmas in clinical practice and facilitates ethical decision-making in a multicultural context.

Course Objectives: This course will help the learner to gain familiarity with foundations of ethics, historical violations of ethical principles in research and practice, commonly encountered ethical dilemmas in research and clinical practice. It will help the learner gain awareness about different codes of ethics and develop a personal ethical decision-making model to resolve ethical dilemmas. 

Learning Outcome

By the end of the course the learner will be able to:

●Understand the foundational principles of ethics in clinical psychology. 

●Analyze and resolve common ethical dilemmas in research and practice 

●Examine ethical issues specific to special population 

●Develop a personal ethical decision model 

●Understand legal aspects of licensure and practice of Neuropsychology in India.

Unit-1
Teaching Hours:15
History and Principles of ethics in psychology
 

History of ethical principles in Psychology; General Ethical Principles: Beneficence and Nonmaleficence; Fidelity and Responsibility, Integrity, Justice, Respect for People’s Rights and Dignity; Ethical standards; Resolving Ethical Issues, Competence, Human Relations, Privacy and Confidentiality, Advertising and Public Statements, Record Keeping and Fees, Education and Training, Research and Publication; Assessment, Therapy, Ethics in the Indian context

Unit-2
Teaching Hours:15
Practice issues
 

Ethics and the personal context: Morals, Virtues, Emotions; Developing a personal model for ethical decision making; Multiple relationships and Boundary issues, Close Encounters, Attraction, & Sexual Misconduct; Developing a contract: Informed consent, confidentiality and guidelines for contacting; Ethics related to confidentiality in digital age, Ethics in online assessment and intervention

Unit-3
Teaching Hours:15
Issues in working with special populations
 

 Ethical issues in working with children; persons with intellectual disability; persons with acquired and developmental cognitive deficits

Unit-4
Teaching Hours:15
Legal aspects of licensure and practice
 

Mental healthcare act 2017; Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016; Representing clients in court of law RTI Act, Consumer Protection Act

 

Text Books And Reference Books:

American Psychological Association. (2010). Ethical Principles of Psychologists and Code of Conduct. Retrieved from http://www.apa.org/ethics/code/principles.pdf

Ethics in Neuropsychology (2016). Retrieved from https://journalofethics.ama-assn.org/sites/journalofethics.ama-assn.org/files/2018-06/joe-1612.pdf

The Mental Health Care Act. (2017). Retrieved from http://egazette.nic.in/WriteReadData/2017/175248.pdf

Essential Reading / Recommended Reading

N.A.

Evaluation Pattern

Continuous Internal Assessment (CIA)  - 70%

End semester examination (ESE) - 30%   

 

Continuous Internal Assessment (CIA)

CIA 1: 30 marks

CIA 2: 30 Marks

Class participation: 5 marks

Attendance: 5 marks 

 

All CIAs are must pass assessments with a passing grade of 50%. If a student does not meet the passing grade for CIA, s/he will have to repeat the CIA again before moving to the next CIA. The student must pass all the CIA components with an overall CIA mark of 33/65 including class participation marks to be eligible to write the ESE.  

 

End Semester Examination (ESE)

The passing grade for the ESE is 40%

An overall grade of 50% is required to pass the course. (CIA+ESE)

MNP136 - QUANTITATIVE RESEARCH METHODS (2021 Batch)

Total Teaching Hours for Semester:60
No of Lecture Hours/Week:4
Max Marks:100
Credits:4

Course Objectives/Course Description

 

This course provides an introduction to quantitative research methods and its application in Neuropsychology. It gives a comprehensive overview of the different types of research designs, sampling methods, and methods of data collection. The process of quantitative research with special emphasis on experimental design and designs pertinent to Neuropsychological research is covered through this course. 

Course objectives: This course will help the learner 

●Understand the importance of scientific enquiry in Neuropsychological practice

●Gain familiarity with the process of Quantitative research 

●Provide an overview of the different designs commonly used in Neuropsychological Research

Learning Outcome

By the end of the course the learner will be able to:

●conceptualize a research problem 

●demonstrate skills in designing quantitative research

●understand ethical issues in research 

Unit-1
Teaching Hours:15
Foundations of Quantitative Research
 

History of scientific research in psychology; Definition of research; Purpose and need of research in Neuropsychology. Experimental, Exploratory and descriptive research; Ethical issues in Neuropsychological research

Unit-2
Teaching Hours:15
Process of Quantitative Research
 

Causality and experimentation; Definition and nature of variables; operationally defining variables; Independent variables; Dependent variables; formulation of research problems and hypothesis; Different types of hypothesis; Experimental manipulation and control of variables; steps in quantitative research

Unit-3
Teaching Hours:15
Designs in Neuropsychological Research
 

Types of experimental design based on subjects and factors; Within-subjects, between-subjects, single-subject, single factor, and factorial design; Mixed design; Longitudinal studies, Cohort Studies, Case studies

Unit-4
Teaching Hours:15
Sampling Techniques and Data Collection
 

Population and sample; Basic assumptions Sampling techniques: probability and non- probability sampling; Methods of data collection 

Text Books And Reference Books:

Coolican, H. (2018). Research methods and statistics in psychology (Seventh edition. ed.) [still image]. Routledge,. https://doi.org/10.4324/9781315201009

Gravetter, F. J., & Forzano, L.-A. B. (2018). Research methods for the behavioral sciences (Edition 6. ed.) [still image]. Cengage.

Essential Reading / Recommended Reading

N.A.

Evaluation Pattern

Continuous Internal Assessment (CIA)  - 70%

End semester examination (ESE) - 30%   

 

Continuous Internal Assessment (CIA)

CIA 1: 30 marks

CIA 2: 30 Marks

Class participation: 5 marks

Attendance: 5 marks 

 

All CIAs are must pass assessments with a passing grade of 50%. If a student does not meet the passing grade for CIA, s/he will have to repeat the CIA again before moving to the next CIA. The student must pass all the CIA components with an overall CIA mark of 33/65 including class participation marks to be eligible to write the ESE. 

 

End Semester Examination (ESE)

The passing grade for the ESE is 40%

An overall grade of 50% is required to pass the course.(CIA+ESE)

MNP181 - COMMUNITY SERVICE-I (2021 Batch)

Total Teaching Hours for Semester:30
No of Lecture Hours/Week:2
Max Marks:50
Credits:2

Course Objectives/Course Description

 

In this course, students will be involved in supervised community service. Students are encouraged to work alongside NGOs or other professional bodies. Students will engage in activities such as children, adolescents, and youth teaching/tutoring, community organization, psychological assessment, and mental health awareness. Reflections on their interactions are an integral part of this course. Student engagement will be assessed by a supervisor. 

Course objectives: This course will help the learner: 

●To build awareness about the requirements of society. 

●To identify the needs of underprivileged communities. 

●To create mental health awareness among children, adolescents, and youth.

Learning Outcome

By the end of the course the learner will be able to:

●Understand the psycho-social issues prevalent in our society

●Identify the needs and challenges faced by economically disadvantaged sections of society. 

●Address the mental health issues that are present in the community

Unit-1
Teaching Hours:10
Introduction
 

Community service: The concept, Objectives, and Scope; Need for community and Academia (University) interface. The role of psychologists in community service. Outcomes of community service: Personal outcome; Social outcome, Learning outcome, and Career outcome.

 

Unit-2
Teaching Hours:10
Field work
 

Students in groups will partner with various NGO’s and organizations working in the areas of education, development, interventions, and mental health. As part of the course requirement the students will be involved in the community-oriented activities of the organizations they affiliate with. The NGOs or Organizations along with the faculty coordinator will be responsible for the process delivery. These placements will offer students hands-on experiences in working with various issues in the community and facilitate meaningful learning

Unit-3
Teaching Hours:10
Reflection
 

Reflection is a core component of Community service. It is a period of critical thinking performed by the student and is based on a specific or overall experience of the student. It guides students towards greater personal development by coming to a better understanding of their own values, opinions, and assumptions. The types of reflection which can be used are, class discussion, brainstorming, sharing of critical personal and group incidents, directed writings, experiential research paper, student portfolios and so on. The students are expected to discuss in groups at the end of this course using the following guidelines. Reason for choosing the organization • The planning phase of service-learning initiatives • Logistics for the initiative of the action • Stakeholders/beneficiaries • Execution of the action initiative • Specific learning outcome • Evaluation 

 

Text Books And Reference Books:

N.A.

Essential Reading / Recommended Reading

N.A.

Evaluation Pattern

Evaluation Pattern:

 

Continuous Internal Assessment (CIA)

CIA 1: 20 marks

CIA 2: 25 Marks

Class participation & Attendance: 5 marks

 

All CIAs are must pass assessments with a passing grade of 50%. If a student does not meet the passing grade for CIA, s/he will have to repeat the CIA again before moving to the next CIA. The student must pass all the CIA components with an overall CIA mark of 25/50 to pass the course.

MNP211 - NEUROPSYCHOLOGY RESEARCH LAB - I (2021 Batch)

Total Teaching Hours for Semester:30
No of Lecture Hours/Week:2
Max Marks:50
Credits:2

Course Objectives/Course Description

 

In this course the students are required to identify an area of research relevant to the field of Neuropsychology. This course intends to help the learner identify a research problem and  develop a research proposal which would effectively address the identified problem. 

Learning Outcome

By the end of the course the learner will be able to:

●Identify and state a research problem

●Carry out an effective review of literature

●Develop a research proposal for presentation to the Departmental Council 

●Understand and address the ethical issues involved in the proposed research

●Use peer and instructor feedback effectively to critique proposed research 

Unit-1
Teaching Hours:15
Review of Literature and Problem Identification
 

Identifying a problem;  Review of literature; Developing a problem statement- Identifying a research gap, the need, and significance of the study; Developing research objectives, questions and hypotheses.  

Unit-2
Teaching Hours:15
Developing the Proposal
 

Development of methods; ethical consideration; submission and presentation of the proposal; IRB documentation

 

Text Books And Reference Books:

Bauer, R. M., & Dunn, C. B. (2012). Research methods in Neuropsychology. In I. B. Weiner, J. A. Schinka, & W. F. Velicer (Eds.), Handbook of Psychology: Research Methods in Psychology.  (Vol. 2, pp. 274).

Essential Reading / Recommended Reading

N.A.

Evaluation Pattern

Evaluation Pattern:

 

Continuous Internal Assessment (CIA)

CIA 1: 20 marks

CIA 2: 25 Marks

Class participation & Attendance: 5 marks

 

All CIAs are must pass assessments with a passing grade of 50%. If a student does not meet the passing grade for CIA, s/he will have to repeat the CIA again before moving to the next CIA. The student must pass all the CIA components with an overall CIA mark of 25/50 to pass the course.

MNP231 - NEUROBIOLOGICAL BASES OF COGNITION - II (2021 Batch)

Total Teaching Hours for Semester:60
No of Lecture Hours/Week:4
Max Marks:100
Credits:4

Course Objectives/Course Description

 

This is an advanced course that introduces the student to the neurobiological basis of higher cognition and affect.  This is a continuation of paper 1 in the first semester.

Learning Outcome

By the end of the course the learner will be able to:

●Describe the structure-function relationships underlying cognitive processes in written and oral form

●Critically evaluate current research on course topics and prepare summary reports

●Design experiments to  demonstrate cognitive processes

●Use theories and models to explain observed performance in experimental  data.

Unit-1
Teaching Hours:15
Unit I
 

Emotion Motivation &  Social Cognition - psychology & neurobiology of emotions, the influence of emotions on cognition; Motivation and Drives; Social Cognition.

Unit-2
Teaching Hours:15
Unit II
 

Memory -  Cells to systems, Memory Systems - Declarative and Nondeclarative,  Working Memory.

Unit-3
Teaching Hours:15
Unit III
 

Symbolic Representations -  Language production & comprehension, Time (circadian rhythms, interval timing) and Numerical Cognition.

Unit-4
Teaching Hours:15
Unit IV
 

Executive Processing - Executive Control Systems; Reasoning, Problem Solving and Decision Making;  Theories and methodologies.

Text Books And Reference Books:

Purves, D., & Brannon, E. M. (2013). Principles of cognitive neuroscience. Sinauer Associates, Publishers.

Eysenck M.W. and Keane M.T. (2015). Cognitive Psychology: A Student's Handbook. 7th Edition. Psychology Press.

Essential Reading / Recommended Reading

Bear, M. F., Connors, B. W., & Paradiso, M. A. (2007). Neuroscience: Exploring the brain. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.

Kalat, J. W. (2019). Biological psychology. Cengage.

Evaluation Pattern

Continuous Internal Assessment (CIA)  - 70%

End semester examination (ESE) - 30%   

 

Continuous Internal Assessment (CIA)

CIA 1: 30 marks

CIA 2: 30 Marks

Class participation: 5 marks

Attendance: 5 marks 

 

All CIAs are must pass assessments with a passing grade of 50%. If a student does not meet the passing grade for CIA, s/he will have to repeat the CIA again before moving to the next CIA. The student must pass all the CIA components with a minimum overall CIA mark of 33/65 including class participation marks, to be eligible to write the ESE. 

 

End Semester Examination (ESE)

The passing grade for the ESE is 40%

An overall grade of 50% is required to pass the course.(CIA+ESE)

MNP232 - INTRODUCTION TO NEUROPSYCHOLOGY (2021 Batch)

Total Teaching Hours for Semester:60
No of Lecture Hours/Week:4
Max Marks:100
Credits:4

Course Objectives/Course Description

 

This is a foundational course to neuropsychology highlighting the advent of neuropsychology as a discipline. This course offers a background to the course on ‘Neuropsychological Assessment and Intervention’ offered in Semester III. The primary objective of the course is to provide a fundamental understanding of key aspects in Neuropsychology.

 

Learning Outcome

By the end of the course the learner will be able to:

●Describe the historical background and emergence of Neuropsychology as a discipline

●Develop an understanding of the methods used in Neuropsychology

●Develop a cursory understanding of neuropathology from a neuropsychological perspective

●Conceptualize assessment from a deficit measurement paradigm used in Neuropsychology

Unit-1
Teaching Hours:15
The Development of Neuropsychology as a discipline
 

An introduction to Neuropsychology; Historical Background of Neuropsychology; The emergence of Neuropsychology as a discipline; The scope of Neuropsychology

Unit-2
Teaching Hours:15
Methods in Neuropsychology
 

Invasive techniques; Electrical procedures; In-vivo imaging: Structural and Functional; Neuropsychological Assessment

Unit-3
Teaching Hours:15
Neuropathology for Neuropsychologists
 

Head Trauma, Vascular Disorders; Degenerative disorders; Toxic conditions; Infectious processes; Neoplasms; Oxygen deprivation; Aphasia

Unit-4
Teaching Hours:15
Deficit based model in Neuropsychology
 

Comparison standards for deficit measurement- normative and individual standards; measurement of deficit- direct and indirect; the deficit measurement paradigm

 

Text Books And Reference Books:

Beaumont, J. G. (2008). Introduction to neuropsychology (2nd ed.). Guilford Press. 

Lezak, M. D. (2012). Neuropsychological assessment (5th ed.). Oxford University Press. 

Stirling, J. D. (2001). Introducing neuropsychology. Routledge.

Essential Reading / Recommended Reading

Kolb, B., & Whishaw, I. Q. (2018). Fundamentals of human neuropsychology. Worth.

 

Evaluation Pattern

Continuous Internal Assessment (CIA)  - 70%

End semester examination (ESE) - 30%   

 

Continuous Internal Assessment (CIA)

CIA 1: 30 marks

CIA 2: 30 Marks

Class participation: 5 marks

Attendance: 5 marks 

 

All CIAs are must pass assessments with a passing grade of 50%. If a student does not meet the passing grade for CIA, s/he will have to repeat the CIA again before moving to the next CIA. The student must pass all the CIA components with a minimum overall CIA mark of 33/65 including class participation marks, to be eligible to write the ESE. . 

 

End Semester Examination (ESE)

The passing grade for the ESE is 40%

An overall grade of 50% is required to pass the course.(CIA+ESE)

MNP233 - PSYCHOPATHOLOGY (2021 Batch)

Total Teaching Hours for Semester:60
No of Lecture Hours/Week:4
Max Marks:100
Credits:4

Course Objectives/Course Description

 

This course covers the domain of psychopathology. The scientific bases of contemporary theories and research regarding psychological disorders with emphasis on deficits in specific cognitive domains will be studied, with a goal of helping the student recognize and conceptualize the disorders. Students will learn about the classification systems, types and causes of mental disorders, their assessment, and treatment.

Learning Outcome

By the end of the course the learner will be able to demonstrate competency in the following:  

●Recognize the signs and symptoms of specific mental disorders

●Understand and use classification systems for the diagnosis of psychological disorders.

●Critically evaluate different conceptual approaches to etiology and treatment of psychological disorders

Unit-1
Teaching Hours:15
Introduction to Psychopathology
 

Classification systems: Conceptions of Psychopathology; Etiological models

Unit-2
Teaching Hours:15
Neurocognitive disorders and Schizophrenia
 

Neurocognitive disorders: Delirium, Dementia, Amnesic disorder TBI, Epilepsy: Clinical picture and etiology; Schizophrenia: Clinical Picture, etiology

Unit-3
Teaching Hours:15
Substance use, anxiety and trauma and stressor-related disorders
 

Substance use Disorders: Common features of addiction, Commonly used drugs: Nicotine, Cannabis, Cocaine, Opiates, Amphetamines, Alcohol; Anxiety disorders: Panic disorder, & GAD: Clinical Picture, etiology; Trauma and stressor-related disorders: PTSD, OCD & Tourette Syndrome

Unit-4
Teaching Hours:15
Neurodevelopmental disorders and Mood disorders
 

Neurodevelopmental disorders: Learning disability, Intellectual disability, Autistic disorders; ADHD; Mood disorders: Major depression & bipolar disorders: Clinical Picture, etiology

Text Books And Reference Books:

Sadock, B.J. & Sadock, V.A. & Ruiz, P (2015). Kaplan & Sadock’s Synopsis of psychiatry: Behavioral sciences/clinical psychiatry (11th. Ed.). Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.

Essential Reading / Recommended Reading

Ahuja N (2002). A short textbook of Psychiatry (5th edition). Jaypee Brothers.

American Psychological Association. (2013). Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders (5th.ed.)(DSM-5). Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (Pvt) Ltd

Carlson, N.R. (2004). Physiological of behaviour (8th .ed.). Allyn & Bacon.

 

Evaluation Pattern

Continuous Internal Assessment (CIA)  - 70%

End semester examination (ESE) - 30%   

 

Continuous Internal Assessment (CIA)

CIA 1: 30 marks

CIA 2: 30 Marks

Class participation: 5 marks

Attendance: 5 marks 

 

All CIAs are must pass assessments with a passing grade of 50%. If a student does not meet the passing grade for CIA, s/he will have to repeat the CIA again before moving to the next CIA. The student must pass all the CIA components with a minimum overall CIA mark of 33/65 including class participation marks, to be eligible to write the ESE. 

 

End Semester Examination (ESE)

The passing grade for the ESE is 40%

An overall grade of 50% is required to pass the course.(CIA+ESE)

MNP234 - GRADUATE STATISTICS (2021 Batch)

Total Teaching Hours for Semester:60
No of Lecture Hours/Week:4
Max Marks:100
Credits:4

Course Objectives/Course Description

 

This course extends the learning in Quantitative research methods in Psychology by introducing students descriptive and inferential statistics. Students will be given opportunity in this course to carry out statistical analysis. Students will be trained in software packages such as SPSS, Excel & other open-source statistical packages. The central objective of the course is to provide an exposure to quantitative analysis techniques.

Learning Outcome

By the end of the course the learner will be able to:

●Distinguish between the dependent and independent variables and identify the specific quantitative method to meet the given objectives in quantitative research.

●Analyze quantitative data using appropriate descriptive and inferential statistics and using EXCEL, SPSS & open-source statistical packages and interpret the findings 

●Differentiate and integrate the output of the statistical analysis, parametric and non-parametric tests, and use APA 7th edition format to present them in figures and tables 

●Assess and critique the quantitative methods used in a published journal article.

Unit-1
Teaching Hours:15
Descriptive Statistics
 

Scales of measurement; Definition and purpose of psychological statistics; Probability distribution and normal curve; Measures of central tendency and variability; Graphical representation of data 

Unit-2
Teaching Hours:15
Inferential Statistics: Introduction
 

Confidence interval and odds- ratio; Levels of significance, type – I and type – II errors, one-and two-tailed tests; Parametric and nonparametric tests of significance; 

Unit-3
Teaching Hours:15
Inferential Statistics: Correlation
 

Correlation: product-moment, point-biserial, phi, biserial, tetrachoric, spearman’s correlation coefficients; Regression, Mediation, Moderation; Excel, SPSS & open-source statistical packages - Data entry and Descriptive statistical analysis, Reporting Statistics

Unit-4
Teaching Hours:15
Inferential Statistics: Test of differences
 

Statistical analysis of single - sample study: testing a sample mean by t-test; Statistical analysis of two sample experiments: the independent samples t-test, the dependent sample t-test; Statistical analysis of complex experiments: analysis of variance – F test (computing and interpreting one-way, two-way ANOVA and their logic);MANOVA and Post-hoc tests; Non parametric tests - within and between group;  Inferential statistical analysis using EXCEL, SPSS & open source statistical packages , APA 7th edition style of report writing 

Text Books And Reference Books:

Coolican, H.(2004).Research Methods and Statistics in Psychology. Hoddes Arnold 

Garrett, H.E (2005). Statistics in Psychology and Education. Paragon international Publishers.

Gravetter, F.J., & Wallnau, L.B. (2002). Essentials of statistics for the behavioral sciences (4th ed.). Wadsworth/Thomson Learning

 

Essential Reading / Recommended Reading

N.A.

Evaluation Pattern

Continuous Internal Assessment (CIA)  - 70%

End semester examination (ESE) - 30%   

 

Continuous Internal Assessment (CIA)

CIA 1: 30 marks

CIA 2: 30 Marks

Class participation: 5 marks

Attendance: 5 marks 

 

All CIAs are must pass assessments with a passing grade of 50%. If a student does not meet the passing grade for CIA, s/he will have to repeat the CIA again before moving to the next CIA. The student must pass all the CIA components with a minimum overall CIA mark of 33/65 including class participation marks, to be eligible to write the ESE. 

 

End Semester Examination (ESE)

The passing grade for the ESE is 40%

An overall grade of 50% is required to pass the course.(CIA+ESE)

MNP251 - ASSESSMENT: PSYCHOPATHOLOGY (2021 Batch)

Total Teaching Hours for Semester:60
No of Lecture Hours/Week:4
Max Marks:100
Credits:4

Course Objectives/Course Description

 

This course provides students with an opportunity to develop skills in assessment, administration, scoring and interpretation of psychological test (clinical rating scales, projective and semi-projective measures)

Learning Outcome

By the end of the course the learner will be able to:

●Understand the psychometric structure of psychological tests 

●Administer psychological assessments relevant to client needs 

●Interpret the scores obtained on the assessments

●Develop a report and convey the findings to clients

Unit-1
Teaching Hours:15
Projective and Semi-Projective tests
 

Sacks Sentence Completion Test (SSCT); Thematic Apperception Test (TAT)

Unit-2
Teaching Hours:15
Clinical Rating Scales- Schizophrenia and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
 

Positive and Negative Syndrome Scale (PANSS), Yale-Brown Obsessive-Compulsive Scale (Y-BOCS)

Unit-3
Teaching Hours:15
Clinical Rating Scales - Mood and Anxiety
 

Beck Depression Inventory (BDI), Hamilton Anxiety Rating Scale (HAM A), Hamilton Depression Rating Scale (HDRS)

Unit-4
Teaching Hours:15
Clinical Rating Scales- Children
 

Child Behaviour Checklist (CBCL), Childhood Autism Rating Scale- 2nd edition (CARS2), Conners 3rd edition 

 

Text Books And Reference Books:

Groth – Marnat, G (2003). Handbook of Psychological Assessment. John Wiley & Sons Inc.

Kaplan, R.M & Saccuzzo, D. P (2009). Psychological testing: Principles, Applications and Issues. 7 th Edition, Wadsworth.

 

Essential Reading / Recommended Reading

N.A.

Evaluation Pattern

Continuous Internal Assessment (CIA)  - 70%

End semester examination (ESE) - 30%   

 

Continuous Internal Assessment (CIA)

CIA 1: 30 marks

CIA 2: 30 Marks

Class participation: 5 marks

Attendance: 5 marks 

 

All CIAs are must pass assessments with a passing grade of 50%. If a student does not meet the passing grade for CIA, s/he will have to repeat the CIA again before moving to the next CIA. The student must pass all the CIA components with a minimum overall CIA mark of 33/65 including class participation marks, to be eligible to write the ESE.  

 

End Semester Examination (ESE)

The passing grade for the ESE is 40%

An overall grade of 50% is required to pass the course.(CIA+ESE)

MNP281 - COMMUNITY SERVICE - II (2021 Batch)

Total Teaching Hours for Semester:30
No of Lecture Hours/Week:2
Max Marks:50
Credits:2

Course Objectives/Course Description

 

The course aims at consolidation of the service-learning initiative begun in the first semester. Course Objectives: The course helps the learner engage with the community, conduct psychodiagnostic testing in the community and screen for mental health issues.

Learning Outcome

By the end of the course the learner will be able to:

●Apply skills acquired from ‘Assessment: Psychopathology’ course to screen for mental health needs in community settings 

●Demonstrate social responsibility

Unit-1
Teaching Hours:15
Unit I
 

In this course students will spend two hours a week or a total of 30 hours during the semester involved in supervised community service. Students will carry out psychological assessments and screen for mental health concerns in the community.

Text Books And Reference Books:

N.A.

Essential Reading / Recommended Reading

N.A.

Evaluation Pattern

Evaluation Pattern:

 

Continuous Internal Assessment (CIA)

CIA 1: 20 marks

CIA 2: 25 Marks

Class participation & Attendance: 5 marks

 

All CIAs are must pass assessments with a passing grade of 50%. If a student does not meet the passing grade for CIA, s/he will have to repeat the CIA again before moving to the next CIA. The student must pass all the CIA components with an overall CIA mark of 25/50 to pass the course.