CHRIST (Deemed to University), Bangalore

DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHOLOGY

School of Social Sciences

Syllabus for
Master of Science (Neuropsychology)
Academic Year  (2022)

 
1 Semester - 2022 - Batch
Course Code
Course
Type
Hours Per
Week
Credits
Marks
MNP131 INTRODUCTION TO NEUROANATOMY AND NEUROPHYSIOLOGY Core Courses 4 4 100
MNP132 NEUROBIOLOGICAL BASIS OF COGNITION-I Core Courses 4 4 100
MNP133 INTRODUCTION TO NEUROPSYCHOLOGY Core Courses 4 4 100
MNP134 NEUROPSYCHOLOGICAL AND NEUROBIOLOGICAL BASES OF BEHAVIOUR ACROSS THE LIFESPAN Core Courses 4 4 100
MNP135 LAW AND ETHICS Core Courses 4 4 100
MNP136 QUANTITATIVE RESEARCH METHODS Core Courses 4 4 100
MNP181 COMMUNITY SERVICE-I Ability Enhancement Compulsory Courses 2 2 50
2 Semester - 2022 - Batch
Course Code
Course
Type
Hours Per
Week
Credits
Marks
MNP211 NEUROPSYCHOLOGY RESEARCH LAB Skill Enhancement Courses 2 2 50
MNP231 NEUROBIOLOGICAL BASIS OF COGNITION-II Core Courses 4 4 100
MNP232 NEUROPSYCHOLOGICAL ASSESSMENT AND INTERVENTION Core Courses 4 4 100
MNP233 PSYCHOPATHOLOGY Core Courses 4 4 100
MNP234 GRADUATE STATISTICS Core Courses 4 4 100
MNP235 ASSESSMENT: COGNITION Skill Enhancement Courses 4 4 100
MNP281 COMMUNITY SERVICE - II Ability Enhancement Compulsory Courses 2 2 50
3 Semester - 2021 - Batch
Course Code
Course
Type
Hours Per
Week
Credits
Marks
MNP312 JOURNAL CLUB Skill Enhancement Courses 2 2 50
MNP331 NEUROPSYCHOLOGICAL ASSESSMENT AND INTERVENTION Core Courses 4 4 100
MNP332 INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOTHERAPY Core Courses 4 4 100
MNP341B BEHAVIOUR THERAPY FOR DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES Discipline Specific Elective Courses 2 2 50
MNP341C PLAY THERAPY: CONTEMPORARY PRACTICE WITH CHILDREN Discipline Specific Elective Courses 2 2 50
MNP341D QUEER AFFIRMATIVE COUNSELLING PRACTICE Discipline Specific Elective Courses 2 2 50
MNP341E BEHAVIORAL MEDICINE IN PSYCHOLOGY Discipline Specific Elective Courses 2 2 50
MNP341F PSYCHOANALYTIC PSYCHOTHERAPY Discipline Specific Elective Courses 2 2 50
MNP351 ASSESSMENT: COGNITION Skill Enhancement Courses 4 4 100
MNP352 LABORATORY PRACTICUM Skill Enhancement Courses 2 2 50
MNP381 RESEARCH MANUSCRIPT Skill Enhancement Courses 2 4 100
MNP382 COMMUNITY PRACTICUM Skill Enhancement Courses 0 2 50
4 Semester - 2021 - Batch
Course Code
Course
Type
Hours Per
Week
Credits
Marks
MNP411 GRANT WRITING Skill Enhancement Courses 2 2 50
MNP471 NEUROPSYCHOLOGY CASE CONFERENCE Skill Enhancement Courses 2 2 50
MNP472 SEMINAR AND PUBLICATION Skill Enhancement Courses 0 2 50
MNP481 SUPERVISED CLINICAL PRACTICUM Skill Enhancement Courses 2 8 200
MNP482 BLOCK INTERNSHIP Skill Enhancement Courses 0 2 50
    

    

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.

Assesment Pattern

Assessment 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 2:25 Marks
Class participation and Attendance: 5 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 obtained a minimum of 33/65 (CIAs + Class participation marks)
• 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 Pattern

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. 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 (2022 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.

Course Outcome

CO1: Identify specific locations in the brain and spinal cord and describe the functions

CO2: Infer changes in function associated with loss of structural components

CO3: 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 BASIS OF COGNITION-I (2022 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.

Course Outcome

CO1: Describe the structure-function relationships underlying cognitive processes in written and oral form.

CO2: Critically evaluate current research on course topics and prepare summary reports.

CO3: Use experiments to demonstrate cognitive processes.

CO4: Use theories and models to explain observed performance in experimental data.

Unit-1
Teaching Hours:15
Principles of examining Cognition
 

Perspectives of Cognition, Advantages and limitations of the various perspectives; Methods of Cognitive Neuroscience with specific reference to EEG/MEG, TMS, Eye Tracking, fMRI.

Unit-2
Teaching Hours:15
Perception & Object Recognition
 

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

Unit-3
Teaching Hours:15
Attention
 

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

Unit-4
Teaching Hours:15
Memory
 

Cells to systems, Memory Systems - Declarative and Nondeclarative, Working Memory: Models and Neural pathways

Text Books And Reference Books:

Gazzaniga, M. S., Ivry, R. B., & Mangun, G. R. (2002). Cognitive neuroscience: The biology of the mind. New York: Norton.

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

Essential Reading / Recommended Reading

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

Kalat, J. W. (2019). Biological psychology. Boston, MA, USA: Cengage.

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 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)

MNP133 - INTRODUCTION TO NEUROPSYCHOLOGY (2022 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.

Course Outcome

CO1: Describe the historical background and emergence of Neuropsychology as a discipline.

CO2: Develop an understanding of the methods used in Neuropsychology.

CO3: Develop a cursory understanding of neuropathology from a neuropsychological perspective.

CO4: 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; Epilepsy

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)

MNP134 - NEUROPSYCHOLOGICAL AND NEUROBIOLOGICAL BASES OF BEHAVIOUR ACROSS THE LIFESPAN (2022 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.

Course Outcome

CO1: Develop an understanding of neurobiological changes across the lifespan.

CO2: Develop an understanding of and cognitive development across the lifespan.

CO3: Develop an understanding of social development across the lifespan.

CO4: Develop an understanding of personality development across the lifespan.

CO5: Critically evaluate the implications of a developmental perspective as a normative framework for Neuropsychology.

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

Major theories offering lifespan perspective; Evolution of brain and Adaptive specializations of structure and function, its implications for Cognition; Brain development and Critical Periods. Influence of Genes and Environment.

 

Unit-2
Teaching Hours:15
Developmental perspective across childhood
 

Prenatal development; Psychosocial and Moral development during childhood; Development of the theory of mind; Neuronal changes and cortical development, Nutrition and brain, Perceptual and Motor development, Attention & Memory; Language and learning.

 

Unit-3
Teaching Hours:15
Developmental perspective in adolescence and early adulthood
 

Psychosocial and Moral development in adolescence; Self-concept, Self-esteem, Sexuality and identity development during adolescence, Friendship and Romantic relationships, Marriage, Parenthood, Career Development; Brain maturation process; Hormones and their influence on motivational and cognitive systems; Reasoning and decision making; Emotion processing

Unit-4
Teaching Hours:15
Developmental perspectives of middle to late adulthood & aging
 

Mid-life crisis, Families in middle adulthood; Relationships in late adulthood; Elder abuse; Death and dying across the lifespan; Confronting death; Grief and bereavement Aging processes in the brain, Attention, Memory, Language & Problem Solving; Arousal and Awareness.

 

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

Berk, L. E. (2018). Development through the lifespan. Seventh edition. Pearson Education, 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 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 (2022 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. 

Course Outcome

CO1: Understand the foundational principles of ethics in clinical psychology.

CO2: Analyze and resolve common ethical dilemmas in research and practice

CO3: Examine ethical issues specific to special population

CO4: Develop a personal ethical decision model

CO5: 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; National Commission for Allied and Healthcare Professions Act, 2021; Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act, 2012. 

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 (2022 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

Course Outcome

CO1: conceptualize a research problem

CO2: demonstrate skills in designing quantitative research

CO3: 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 (2022 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.

Course Outcome

CO1: Understand the psycho-social issues prevalent in our society

CO2: Identify the needs and challenges faced by economically disadvantaged sections of society.

CO3: 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

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 (2022 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. 

Course Outcome

CO1: Identify and state a research problem

CO2: Carry out an effective review of literature

CO3: Develop a research proposal for presentation to the Departmental Council

CO4: Understand and address the ethical issues involved in the proposed research

CO5: 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

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 BASIS OF COGNITION-II (2022 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.

Course Outcome

CO1: Describe the structure-function relationships underlying cognitive processes in written and oral form.

CO2: Critically evaluate current research on course topics and prepare summary reports.

CO3: Design experiments to demonstrate cognitive processes.

CO4: Use theories and models to explain observed performance in experimental data.

Unit-1
Teaching Hours:15
Symbolic Representation
 

 Language Production & Comprehension – What is language, theories of language, Speech, Reading and Writing – models, networks and dysfunctions; Lateralization and language.

Unit-2
Teaching Hours:15
Cognitive Control & Decision Making
 

Executive/Cognitive Control Systems; Decision Making; Theories and methodologies.

Unit-3
Teaching Hours:15
Consciousness
 

Defining consciousness, mind-body problem, levels of arousal and consciousness, sleep, organization of complex systems, sentience and access to information, contents of conscious experience.

Unit-4
Teaching Hours:15
Emotion & Social Cognition
 

 Psychology & Neurobiology of emotions, influence of emotions on cognition; Social Cognition.

Text Books And Reference Books:

Gazzaniga, M. S., Ivry, R. B., & Mangun, G. R. (2002). Cognitive neuroscience: The biology of the mind. Norton.

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

 

Essential Reading / Recommended Reading

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

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 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)

MNP232 - NEUROPSYCHOLOGICAL ASSESSMENT AND INTERVENTION (2022 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 which is a sequel to the course on ‘Introduction to Neuropsychology’ offered in Semester II. This course introduces the learner to Neuropsychological Assessment and Intervention.

Course Outcome

CO1: Conceptualize a framework to conduct and interpret neuropsychological assessments.

CO2: Develop an understanding of different measures used to assess cognitive functions.

CO3: Design a plan for intervention based on assessment.

Unit-1
Teaching Hours:15
The Neuropsychological Assessment: Procedures and Interpretation
 

Framework of the Examination; Conducting the Examination; Procedural Considerations; Maximising the patient’s performance level; Quantitative and Qualitative data, Reporting scores, Pattern Analysis, Integrated interpretation

Unit-2
Teaching Hours:15
Neuropsychological Assessment Part I
 

Assessment of Orientation, Perception, Attention and Executive functions

Unit-3
Teaching Hours:15
Neuropsychological Assessment Part II
 

Assessment of Language, Memory and Construction

Unit-4
Teaching Hours:15
Neuropsychological Intervention and Rehabilitation
 

Introduction to Neuropsychological intervention and Rehabilitation; Neuroplasticity; Introduction to Cognitive Retraining and Neuromodulatory interventions; Biofeedback/Neurofeedback Lab

Text Books And Reference Books:

Demos, J. N. (2019). Getting Started with EEG Neurofeedback (Second Edition). W. W. Norton & Company.

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

Strauss, E., Sherman, E. M. S., & Spreen, O. (2006). A compendium of neuropsychological tests : administration, norms, and commentary (3rd ed.). Oxford University Press. 

Rajeswaran, J., Bennett, C., Thomas, S., & Rajakumari, K. (2013). EEG neurofeedback training in clinical conditions. Neuropsychological rehabilitation principles and applications, 57-78. 

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)

MNP233 - PSYCHOPATHOLOGY (2022 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.

Course Outcome

CO1: Recognize the signs and symptoms of specific mental disorders

CO2: Understand and use classification systems for the diagnosis of psychological disorders.

CO3: 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 (2022 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.

Course Outcome

CO1: Distinguish between the dependent and independent variables and identify the specific quantitative method to meet the given objectives in quantitative research.

CO2: Analyze quantitative data using appropriate descriptive and inferential statistics and using EXCEL, SPSS & open-source statistical packages and interpret the findings

CO3: 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

CO4: 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)

MNP235 - ASSESSMENT: COGNITION (2022 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 developmental and cognitive tests.

Course Outcome

CO1: Administer developmental and cognitive assessments relevant to client needs.

CO2: Interpret the scores obtained on the assessments.

CO3: Develop a report and convey the findings to clients.

Unit-1
Teaching Hours:5
Assessment of Development
 

Vineland Social Maturity Scale (VSMS)

Unit-2
Teaching Hours:25
Assessment of Intelligence and Specific Learning Disability
 

Binet Kamat Test of Intelligence (BKT), Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children- Fourth edition (WISC-IV), Wechsler Abbreviated Scale of Intelligence II (WASI- 2), NIMHANS Specific Learning Disability Battery

Unit-3
Teaching Hours:5
Assessment of Memory
 

Wechsler Memory Scale -3rd Edition (WMS-III)

Unit-4
Teaching Hours:25
Neuropsychological Assessment
 

Confusion Assessment Method (CAM), Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MoCA), Mini Mental State Examination (MMSE), Addenbrooke’s Cognitive Examination III (ACE-III), NIMHANS Neuropsychology Battery

Text Books And Reference Books:

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

Rao, S.L. et al. (2004). NIMHANS Neuropsychology Battery- Manual. NIMHANS

Strauss, E., Sherman, E. M. S., & Spreen, O. (2006). A compendium of neuropsychological tests : administration, norms, and commentary (3rd ed.). Oxford University Press.

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)

MNP281 - COMMUNITY SERVICE - II (2022 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.

Course Outcome

CO1: Apply skills acquired from ?Assessment: Cognition? course to screen for mental health needs in community settings.

CO2: 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

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.

MNP312 - JOURNAL CLUB (2021 Batch)

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

Course Objectives/Course Description

 

The Journal Club provides the Master’s Programme student an opportunity to present and discuss current studies in the field of Neuropsychology. This course is situated in the third semester of the programme. At this point in the Programme, the student has completed coursework in Quantitative Research Methods and has developed skills in writing a research proposal. The purpose of the course is to enable the student to discuss and critique current research in Neuropsychology in a scientific forum. 

Course Outcome

CO1: Present current research in the area of Neuropsychology.

CO2: Constructively critique current research in Neuropsychology.

Unit-1
Teaching Hours:30
Unit I
 

Identification of current research published in high impact-factor journals; Presentation and discussion of journal articles with critical evaluation.

Text Books And Reference Books:

N.A.

Essential Reading / Recommended Reading

N.A.

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.

MNP331 - NEUROPSYCHOLOGICAL ASSESSMENT AND INTERVENTION (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 is a sequel to the course on ‘Introduction to Neuropsychology’ offered in Semester II. This course introduces the learner to Neuropsychological Assessment and Intervention.

Course Outcome

CO1: Conceptualize a framework to conduct and interpret neuropsychological assessments.

CO2: Develop an understanding of different measures used to assess cognitive functions.

CO3: Design a plan for intervention based on assessment.

Unit-1
Teaching Hours:15
The Neuropsychological Assessment: Procedures and Interpretation
 

Framework of the Examination; Conducting the Examination; Procedural Considerations; Maximising the patient’s performance level; Quantitative and Qualitative data, Reporting scores, Pattern Analysis, Integrated interpretation

Unit-2
Teaching Hours:15
Neuropsychological Assessment Part I
 

Assessment of Orientation, Perception,  Attention and Executive functions

Unit-3
Teaching Hours:15
Neuropsychological Assessment Part II
 

Assessment of Language, Memory and Construction

Unit-4
Teaching Hours:15
Neuropsychological Intervention and Rehabilitation
 

Introduction to Neuropsychological intervention and Rehabilitation; Neuroplasticity; Introduction to Cognitive Retraining and Neuromodulatory interventions; Biofeedback/Neurofeedback Lab

 

Text Books And Reference Books:

Demos, J. N. (2019). Getting Started with EEG Neurofeedback (Second Edition) (2nd ed.). W. W. Norton & Company.

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

Strauss, E., Sherman, E. M. S., & Spreen, O. (2006). A compendium of neuropsychological tests : administration, norms, and commentary (3rd ed.). Oxford University Press. 

Rajeswaran, J., Bennett, C., Thomas, S., & Rajakumari, K. (2013). EEG neurofeedback training in clinical conditions. Neuropsychological rehabilitation principles and applications, 57-78. 

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)

MNP332 - INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOTHERAPY (2021 Batch)

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

Course Objectives/Course Description

 

This graduate level course is designed to survey predominant psychotherapy theories, emphasizing evidence based practice. This course is designed with an intention to orient students to the theoretical foundations, processes, skills and techniques underlying different psychotherapeutic approaches for the treatment and care of persons with mental illness.  Designed as an introductory course in psychotherapy, it allows students to walk the bridge that connects theory with practise and in turn helps them comprehend and reflect on the psychotherapeutic assessments and interventions.

Course Outcome

CO1: Describe the theoretical foundations underlying various psychotherapeutic approaches, the skills and techniques associated with them.

CO2: Identify evidence-based practices specific to particular mental health conditions.

Unit-1
Teaching Hours:15
Psychodynamic psychotherapy
 

Psychoanalytic, Brief Analytic, Object-Relations, and Interpersonal Approaches

Unit-2
Teaching Hours:15
Behavioral and cognitive behaviour therapies
 

Behavioral therapy: Systematic desensitization, flooding, aversion therapy, EMDR Cognitive therapy (Beck), Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (Ellis). 

Unit-3
Teaching Hours:15
Brain stimulation methods
 

Electroconvulsive therapy, Therapeutic neuromodulation, TMS, Transcranial direct current stimulation, Magnetic seizure therapy, Vagus nerve stimulation, Implanted cortical stimulation, Neurosurgical treatment s and deep brain stimulation

Unit-4
Teaching Hours:15
Family and Group therapy
 

Major Dominant theories of Family Therapy - classical, post-modern and social constructivistic approaches; Group Therapy: Theories of group therapy, emergence of group interventions as de facto forms of treatment and brief forms of group therapy; Treatment planning using Group interventions – choice of treatment and modality

 

Text Books And Reference Books:

Corey, G. (2017). Theory and Practice of Counseling and Psychotherapy (10th ed.).Boston, USA: Cengage Learning.

Barlow, D. (2014). Clinical Handbook of Psychological Disorders: A Step-by-Step Treatment Manual (5th ed.). New York: The Guilford Press.

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

Nichols, P.M & Schwartz C.R (2006). Family Therapy –concepts and methods, 7 th edition, Allyn and Bacon, Boston, Pearson education, Inc.

 

Essential Reading / Recommended Reading

Goodheart, C. D., Kazdin, A. E., Sternberg, R. J. (Eds.) (2006). Evidence-Based Psychotherapy: Where Practice and Research Meet. Washington, DC: American psychological association. ISBN: 159 147 0 35

Gabbard, G. O., Beck, J. S., & Holmes, J. (Eds.). (2005). Oxford textbook of psychotherapy. Oxford University Press. 

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)

MNP341B - BEHAVIOUR THERAPY FOR DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES (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 on ‘Behavior therapy with developmental disabilities’ is designed to equip the student with skills in Behaviour assessment and interventions using principles of behaviour therapy for behaviour modification. Objective measures of documentation and reporting will be emphasized. Critical aspects of Professional Conduct in the practice of Behaviour therapy with children with developmental disabilities will be highlighted. 

Course Outcome

CO1: Conduct and assist in behaviour assessment procedures.

CO2: Develop a skill acquisition plan.

CO3: Develop skills in behaviour modification techniques.

CO4: Document session notes objectively.

CO5: Carry out Behaviour therapy sessions in a professional and ethical manner.

Unit-1
Teaching Hours:10
Assessment in Behaviour Therapy
 

Continuous measurement procedures; discontinuous measurement procedures;  permanent-product recording procedures; data entry and graphs; Practicum: Conduct preference assessment and assist with individual and functional assessment procedures

Unit-2
Teaching Hours:15
Skill acquisition and Behaviour reduction
 

Written skill acquisition plan;  contingencies of reinforcement; discrete-trial teaching procedures; naturalistic teaching procedures (e.g., incidental teaching); task analyzed chaining procedures; discrimination training; stimulus control transfer procedures; prompt and prompt fading procedures;  generalization and maintenance procedures; shaping procedures; token economy procedures. 

Unit-3
Teaching Hours:5
Documentation, reporting and Professional conduct
 

Communication in the supervisory process; Objective session note documentation; Professional boundaries; Client dignity 

Text Books And Reference Books:

Bailey, J. S., & Burch, M. R. (2006). How to think like a... behavior analyst: Understanding the science that can change your life. Lawrence Erlbaum Associates Publishers.

Cooper, J. O., Heron, T. E., & Heward, W. L. (2019). Applied Behavior Analysis (3rd Edition). Pearson Education.

Diaz, Y., & Claudio, P. (2020). The RBT Book: A Comprehensive Instructional Manual for Registered Behavior Technicians (RBT) Working in ABA. 305 Publishing, Incorporated. 

Miltenberger, R. G. (2012). Behavior modification: Principles and procedures.  Wadsworth Cengage Learning. 

Tarbox, J., & Tarbox, C. (2017). Training manual for behavior technicians working with individuals with autism. Academic Press

Essential Reading / Recommended Reading

N.A.

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.

MNP341C - PLAY THERAPY: CONTEMPORARY PRACTICE WITH CHILDREN (2021 Batch)

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

Course Objectives/Course Description

 

Course Description

This course will prepare students towards therapeutically engage children. This course will also provide insight into the theoretical framework of Therapeutic play and creative techniques of engagement and processes with focus on guidelines for therapeutic practice with children.

  • Course Objectives:

To understand the person of play therapist and the role of play therapist in therapeutic experience.

To familiarise the guidelines in structuring play therapy room and medias used for therapy.

To understand parent’s role in play therapy process.

To understand basic dimensions of the therapeutic relationship.

Course Outcome

CO1: Engage children through play and creative techniques.

CO2: Apply play and creative techniques in everyday life and facilitate self-insight being the person of therapist.

CO3: To recommend materials for play therapy room with rationale and to structure play therapy room.

CO4: To engage parents in the process of working with children.

Unit-1
Teaching Hours:10
History And Development of Play Therapy
 

Psychoanalytic Play Therapy, Release Play Therapy, Relationship Play Therapy, Nondirective Play Therapy Play Therapy in Elementary Schools, Association for Play Therapy, Trends in Play Therapy; Play Therapist: Creating Differences, Personality Characteristics, Therapist Self-understanding, Therapist Self-acceptance, Role of the Play Therapist.

Unit-2
Teaching Hours:10
The Play Room & Materials
 

Playroom Location, Playroom Size, Playroom Characteristics, Other Settings for Play Therapy, Rationale for Selecting Toys and Materials, Categories of Toys, Tote Bag Playroom, Recommended Toys and Materials for the Playroom, Special Considerations, Suggested Titles for the Play Therapy Program in Schools, Implementing a Play Therapy Program in Schools.

Unit-3
Teaching Hours:10
Stages in Play Therapy
 

Parent’s Part in the Process: The Parent Interview, Obtain Permission from Legal Guardian, Confidentiality, Psychiatric Referral, Explaining Play Therapy to Parents. Therapeutic Relationship with the child: Objectives of the Relationship, Making Contact with the Child, The Initial Encounter in the Waiting Room, Structuring the Relationship in the Playroom, Responding to the Reluctant Anxious Child, The Child’s View of the Play Therapy Relationship, Questioning Techniques of Children, Explaining the Observation Mirror and Recording, Taking Notes during the Session.

Text Books And Reference Books:

Landreth G, L. (2012). Play Therapy: Art of Relationship. Routledge; Taylor & Francis.

Essential Reading / Recommended Reading

N.A.

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.

MNP341D - QUEER AFFIRMATIVE COUNSELLING PRACTICE (2021 Batch)

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

Course Objectives/Course Description

 

This course aspires to  inculcate intersectional understanding of  sexual orientation and and gender identities with special focus on South Asia.  This course will sensitise students on recent advancements in the area of  sexuality and gender for application in  psychological services in light of various judicial pronouncements on LGBTQIA+ rights.  

Course objectives:

To inculcate basic theoretical understandings of sexuality and gender 

Appreciate and evaluate the history of the intersection among  psy disciplines, law, society   and marginalised sexual subjects

Engage with LGBTQIA+ people with enhanced sensitivity employing   queer affirmative principles. 

Course Outcome

CO1: To understand the basic concepts of gender and sexuality from an intersectional perspective.

CO2: To assimilate the knowledge of mental health issues and attitude to work with queer people and their significant ones from a multidisciplinary and queer affirmative perspective.

CO3: To provide queer affirmative counselling in clinical and community settings.

Unit-1
Teaching Hours:10
Introduction to sex, gender, sexuality and identities
 

Introduction to gender and sexuality, gender and sexuality-related norms, gender-sexuality as social structures, queer movement and politics in India (Transgender Bill and IPC section 377) sexuality in the personal and professional/ clinical context, and paradigms informing queer affirmative counselling practice.

Unit-2
Teaching Hours:10
LGBTQIA+ communities and mental health
 

LGBTQIA+ communities and mental health:   minority stress, major mental health issues, societal and structural problems associated with the mental health of queer people. 

Unit-3
Teaching Hours:10
Queer affirmative counselling skills
 

Queer affirmative counselling skills - the role of language, person-centred therapeutic practices, trans-affirmative practice, cognitive behavioural interventions, working with families, peers, allies, and healthcare professionals.    

Text Books And Reference Books:

Narrain, A., & Chandra, V. (2015). Nothing to fix: Medicalisation of sexual orientation and gender identity. SAGE Publications India.

Ranade, K., Chakravarty, S., Nair, P., Shringarpure, G. (2022). Queer Affirmative Counselling Practice - A Resource Book for Mental Health Practitioners in India, Mumbai: Mariwala Health Initiative

Ranade, K. (2018). Growing up gay in urban India. Critical Psychosocial perspectives. Springer Singapore.

Kumar, P. (2021). Sexuality, Abjection and Queer Existence in Contemporary India. Routledge.

Ranade, K., Hastak, Y. Growing Up and Sexual Identity Formation - Mental Health Concerns of lesbian women, In Davar, B.V., Ravindran, S. (2015). (eds), Gendering Mental Health: Knowledges, Identities, Institutions, New Delhi: Oxford University Press

Sharma H. Are we being trained to discriminate? Need to sensitize doctors in India on issues of gender and sexuality. Research & Humanities in Medical Education (RHiME). 2018;5: 35-43.

 

Essential Reading / Recommended Reading

Rianna P. Medical Imagination. Homosexuality in the Indian Journal of Psychiatry. 1970-1980. En-Gender! 2020 3(2): 1-15. Available from: https://engenderacademia.files.wordpress.com/2020/11/price-finished.pdf

Threadgold L. ‘Commentary on Medical imagination‘. En-Gender! 2020 3(2): 16-17. Available from: https://engenderacademia.files.wordpress.com/2020/11/price-finished.pdf

Vanita, R. Queering India: same-sex love and eroticism in Indian culture and society. Routledge;2001.

Ranade, K., Shah, C., & Chatterjee, S. (2016). Making sense: Familial journeys towards acceptance of gay and lesbian family members in India. The Indian Journal of Social Work, 77(4), 437-458.

Ranade K, Chakravarty S. ‘Coming Out' of the comfort zone: challenging heteronormativity through affirmative counselling practice with lesbian and gay clients. In: Bhola P, Raguram A, editors. Ethical issues in counselling and psychotherapy practice. Singapore: Springer Science; 2016. p. 141-54.

Ranade K, Chakravarty S. Gay-affirmative counselling practice: resource and training manual. Mumbai: Saksham; 2013. 

American Psychological Association (APA) Guidelines for Psychological Practice with Transgender and Gender Nonconforming People. 2015

United Nations. Universal declaration of human rights. Paris; UNO;1948 Dec 10[cited 2018 Dec 12]. Available from http://www.un.org/en/universal-declaration-human-rights/index.html

Toonen v. Australia, Human Rights Committee Communication No. 488/1992, U.N. Doc CCPR/C/50/D/488/1992. 1994 [cited 2018 Dec 12]. Available from: http://hrlibrary.umn.edu/undocs/html/vws488.htm

The Yogyakarta principles (Original principles adopted in 2006). Available from: https://yogyakartaprinciples.org/

United Nations Human Rights Council. Discriminatory laws and practices and acts of violence against individuals based on their sexual orientation and gender identity; Report of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights. United Nations General Assembly Document A/HRC/19/41; 2011 Nov 17 [cited 2018 Dec 10]. Available from: https://www.ohchr.org/Documents/Issues/Discrimination/A.HRC.19.41_English.pdf

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights. Navi Pillay: “Respond systematically to homophobic violence and discrimination.” 2013 Apr 18 [cited 2018 Dec 12]. Video file. Available from: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=imuvlSrO4V4

United Nations Human Rights Office. Free and Equal. Stand up for equal rights & fair treatment for lesbian, gay, bi, trans & intersex people everywhere. 2012. Available from: https://www.unfe.org/

United Nations Secretary-General. Secretary-General’s video message to the Oslo Conference on Human Rights, Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity.2013 Apr 15 [cited 2018 Dec 12]. Available from: https://www.un.org/sg/en/content/sg/statement/2013-04-15/secretary-generals-video-message-oslo-conference-human-rights-sexual

Obergefell et al v. Hodges, Director, Ohio Department of Health, et al. No 14 – 556, Supreme Court of the United States. 2015 Jun 26 [cited 2018 Dec 12]. Available from: https://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/14pdf/14-556_3204.pdf

United Nations Human Rights Council. Report of the Independent Expert on protection against violence and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. United Nations General Assembly Document A/HRC/35/36. 2017. Available from: https://www.ohchr.org/EN/Issues/SexualOrientationGender/Pages/Index.aspx

 

Evaluation Pattern

Continuous Internal Assessment (CIA)

CIA 1: 20 marks

CIA 2: 25 Marks

Class participation & Attendance: 5 marks

All the CIAs are a must-pass assessment 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 before moving to the next CIA. To pass the course, the student must pass all the CIA components with an overall CIA mark of 25/50.

MNP341E - BEHAVIORAL MEDICINE IN PSYCHOLOGY (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 is aimed at developing mastery over core Behavior Therapy principles and apply them same to common health-related contexts. 

Course Outcome

CO1: Demonstrate an understanding of core behavior therapy principles.

CO2: Analyze the role of behavioral medicine in health care.

CO3: Demonstrate mastery over applications of behavior therapy intervention.

Unit-1
Teaching Hours:10
Contemporary Behavior Therapy
 

The Behavioral Model in Behavioral Medicine; Core concepts- Acceleration Behavior Therapy- Stimulus Control and Reinforcement, Deceleration Behavior Therapy- Differential Reinforcement, Punishment

Unit-2
Teaching Hours:20
Applications of Behavioral Medicine
 

Process factors in Behavioral Medicine- Assessment, delivering health related information to clients, ensuring adherence, factors contributing to change; Applications of Behavioral Medicine in common health related contexts (Eg pain, palliative care, tobacco cessation, stress, etc)

Text Books And Reference Books:

Davidson, K. W., Goldstein, M., Kaplan, R. M., Kaufmann, P. G., Knatterud, G. L., Orleans, C. T., ... & Whitlock, E. P. (2003). Evidence-based behavioral medicine: what is it and how do we achieve it?. Annals of behavioral medicine, 26(3), 161-171.

Feldman, M. D., & Christensen, J. F. (2019). Behavioral Medicine A Guide for Clinical Practice 5th Edition. McGraw Hill Professional.

Funderburk, J. S., Shepardson, R. L., Wray, J., Acker, J., Beehler, G. P., Possemato, K., ... & Maisto, S. A. (2018). Behavioral medicine interventions for adult primary care settings: A review. Families, Systems, & Health, 36(3), 368.

Gellman, M. D. (Ed.). (2020). Encyclopedia of behavioral medicine. Cham: Springer International Publishing.

Schirmer, J. M., & Montegut, A. J. (Eds.). (2009). Behavioral medicine in primary care: A global perspective. Radcliffe Publishing. 

Spiegler, M. D. (2015). Contemporary behavior therapy. Cengage Learning.

Essential Reading / Recommended Reading

N.A.

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.

MNP341F - PSYCHOANALYTIC PSYCHOTHERAPY (2021 Batch)

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

Course Objectives/Course Description

 

Course Description:

The major objective of the course is to familiarize the students the field of psychoanalysis. This includes facilitating reading and discussion on case studies and clinical issues addressed in psychoanalytic literature. The course is also intended to read and reflect on the writings on psyche, culture and psychoanalysis in Indian context. Through theoretical expansion, this course covers both classical and contemporary debates in psychoanalysis. The course also covers different therapeutic processes and techniques in psychoanalysis. 

Course objectives:

To engage with the classical and contemporary debates in psychoanalysis. 

To familiarize with the case studies and clinical issues addressed in psychoanalysis literature.

To understand the contribution of Indian psychoanalysis on psychoanalytic studies 

To understand the therapeutic process in psychoanalysis

Course Outcome

CO1: Apply psychoanalytical approach to everyday life.

CO2: Analyze both classical and contemporary approaches in psychoanalysis.

CO3: Develop psychoanalytical therapeutic skills.

Unit-1
Teaching Hours:15
Essentials of psychoanalysis
 

History of psychoanalysis 

Topography of mind, Structural theory, Childhood and psychoanalysis

Psychology of everyday life: jokes, slip of the tongue

Contemporary psychoanalysis: Object relations, Lacanian psychoanalysis, Interpersonal psychoanalysis, Neuropsychoanalyis, Indian psychoanalysis

Unit-2
Teaching Hours:15
The process of therapy in psychoanalysis
 

Psychopathology, self-analysis, process of therapy, transference and counter transference, boundaries

Techniques in psychoanalysis: Free Association, Dream work, Analysis of resistance

Text Books And Reference Books:

Charles, M. (2017). Introduction to Contemporary Psychoanalysis: Defining Terms and Building Bridges (1st ed.). Routledge. https://doi.org/10.4324/9781315180120

Freud, S. (2001). The standard edition of the complete psychological work of  Sigmund  volume 1-15. London: Vintage 

Kakar, S. (2001). The essential writings of Sudhir Kakar. New Delhi: Oxford University Press.

Solms M. L. (2018). The Neurobiological Underpinnings of Psychoanalytic Theory and Therapy. Frontiers in behavioral neuroscience, 12, 294. https://doi.org/10.3389/fnbeh.2018.00294

Essential Reading / Recommended Reading

N.A.

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.

MNP351 - ASSESSMENT: COGNITION (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 developmental and cognitive tests.

Course Outcome

CO1: Administer developmental and cognitive assessments relevant to client needs.

CO2: Interpret the scores obtained on the assessments.

CO3: Develop a report and convey the findings to clients.

Unit-1
Teaching Hours:5
Assessment of Development
 

Vineland Social Maturity Scale (VSMS)

Unit-2
Teaching Hours:25
Assessment of Intelligence and Specific Learning Disability
 

Binet Kamat Test of Intelligence (BKT), Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children- Fourth edition (WISC-IV), Wechsler Abbreviated Scale of Intelligence II (WASI- 2), NIMHANS Specific Learning Disability Battery

Unit-3
Teaching Hours:5
Assessment of Memory
 

Wechsler Memory Scale -3rd Edition (WMS-III)

Unit-4
Teaching Hours:25
Neuropsychological Assessment
 

Confusion Assessment Method (CAM), Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MoCA), Mini Mental State Examination (MMSE), Addenbrooke’s Cognitive Examination III (ACE-III), NIMHANS Neuropsychology Battery 

Text Books And Reference Books:

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

Rao, S.L. et al. (2004). NIMHANS Neuropsychology Battery- Manual. NIMHANS

Strauss, E., Sherman, E. M. S., & Spreen, O. (2006). A compendium of neuropsychological tests: administration, norms, and commentary (3rd ed.). Oxford University Press.

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)

MNP352 - LABORATORY PRACTICUM (2021 Batch)

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

Course Objectives/Course Description

 

In Laboratory practicum students spend 30 hours in Laboratory rotations with exposure to EEG, Eye tracking, Biofeedback and EEG Neurofeedback.The practicum students would have to complete coursework in the following courses prior to onset of practicum:

●Introduction to Neuroanatomy and Neurophysiology

●Neurobiological Basis of Cognition- I 

●Assessment: Psychopathology

During the Laboratory practicum the students will be enrolled in the following courses to further develop their skills.

●Neurobiological Basis of Cognition- II

●Cognitive and Neurobiological development Across the Lifespan

●Individual and Social Development across Lifespan- Theory and Methods

●Introduction to Neuropsychology

●Neuropsychological Assessment and Intervention

●Assessment: Cognition

Course Outcome

CO1: Develop skills in eye tracking and EEG through direct observation and engagement with instrumentation for the two techniques.

CO2: Develop skills in handling and interpreting EEG/ERP and Eye Tracking data.

CO3: Develop skills in basic data collection for biofeedback and EEG neurofeedback.

CO4: Develop basic skills in analysis of Biofeedback and Neurofeedback.

Unit-1
Teaching Hours:10
Unit I
 

Introduction Lecture and Familiarization with EEG System; Demo of live EEG & ERP recording; Working with EEG data - basic steps of spectral and ERP analysis; Introduction to Eye Tracking; Data collection for an Eye Tracking experiment; Working with Eye Tracking data - basic extraction and analysis

Unit-2
Teaching Hours:10
Unit II
 

Introduction to Biofeedback and underlying psychophysiological basis; Demo of live Biofeedback recording; Data collection for Biofeedback; Working with Biofeedback data- basic extraction and analysis. 

Unit-3
Teaching Hours:10
Unit III
 

Introduction to EEG Neurofeedback and underlying psychophysiological basis; Demo of live Neurofeedback recording; Data collection for Neurofeedback; Working with Neurofeedback data- basic extraction and analysis. 

Text Books And Reference Books:

Demos, J. N. (2019). Getting Started with EEG Neurofeedback (Second Edition) (2nd ed.). W. W. Norton & Company.

Edmonds, W. A., & Tenenbaum, G. (2012). Case studies in applied psychophysiology: Neurofeedback and biofeedback treatments for advances in human performance. Wiley-Blackwell.

Libenson, M. H. (2009). Practical approach to electroencephalography. Elsevier

Luck, Steven J. (2005). Introduction to the event related potential technique. MIT Press.

Schwartz, M. S., & Andrasik, F. (2005). Biofeedback: A practioner's guide. New York: Guilford.

Essential Reading / Recommended Reading

N.A.

Evaluation Pattern

Continuous Internal Assessment (CIA)

EEG/ERP: 15 marks

Biofeedback: 15 Marks

Neurofeedback: 15 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.

MNP381 - RESEARCH MANUSCRIPT (2021 Batch)

Total Teaching Hours for Semester:30
No of Lecture Hours/Week:2
Max Marks:100
Credits:4

Course Objectives/Course Description

 

This course is the second of two labs that facilitate the evolving research dissertation of the student. Following the research proposal presented in the second semester, students will undertake the data collection and analysis of the data during the third semester. Through peer feedback and instructor support, students will critically examine the issues of reliability and validity of their work and engage in data analysis using SPSS. The student will also gain familiarity with the presentation of qualitative data in a scientific format.

Course Outcome

CO1: Demonstrate skills of quantitative data analysis using SPSS.

CO2: Develop skills on presenting quantitative data in a scientific format.

CO3: Identifying appropriate journals and developing a manuscript for publication in indexed journals.

Unit-1
Teaching Hours:30
Unit I
 

The students engage in data collection, data analysis and development of a research manuscript for publication.

Text Books And Reference Books:

N.A.

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)

MNP382 - COMMUNITY PRACTICUM (2021 Batch)

Total Teaching Hours for Semester:0
No of Lecture Hours/Week:0
Max Marks:50
Credits:2

Course Objectives/Course Description

 

In community practicum students spend 75 hours in a community development project requiring clinical and neuropsychological assessment.  This practicum is offered in the third semester. The student develops skills in neuropsychological assessment which is taught in the Assessment: Cognition Lab offered in the same semester. 

Course Outcome

CO1: Conduct neuropsychological assessments in a community setting.

CO2: Develop skills in writing a Neuropsychological Report.

Unit-1
Teaching Hours:0
Unit 1
 

The clinical practicum is a 75 hour practicum offering students the opportunity to develop skills in neuropsychological assessment and report writing 

Text Books And Reference Books:

NA

Essential Reading / Recommended Reading

NA

Evaluation Pattern

The student must pass all the CIA components with an overall CIA mark of 25/50 to pass the course

MNP411 - GRANT WRITING (2021 Batch)

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

Course Objectives/Course Description

 

This course has been conceptualized to develop skills of writing a research project with the intent to apply for funding. This course will help the learner to gain familiarity and develop skills associated with writing a research grant proposal.  

Course Outcome

CO1: Understand the basic process of writing a grant proposal.

CO2: Identify appropriate avenues for funding.

CO3: Create a research proposal matching the requirements of the funding agency.

CO4: Create a feasible budget.

Unit-1
Teaching Hours:30
Unit I
 

Introduction to Grant writing- Basic processes; Introduction to Grant funding agencies – National and International; Writing a grant proposal with budget.

Text Books And Reference Books:

N.A.

Essential Reading / Recommended Reading

N.A.

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.

MNP471 - NEUROPSYCHOLOGY CASE CONFERENCE (2021 Batch)

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

Course Objectives/Course Description

 

The neuropsychology case conference provides the student with an opportunity to present case relevant details of patients they have worked with in the Supervised clinical practicum course. This would include neuropsychology intake, assessment and formulation.

Course Outcome

CO1: Present findings on Neuropsychological intake.

CO2: Present findings on Neuropsychological assessments.

CO3: Formulate a case from a neuropsychological perspective with implications for intervention.

Unit-1
Teaching Hours:30
Unit I
 

Neuropsychological history, assessment and intervention plan will be presented and discussed by students in an ethical manner with the purpose of developing their skills in neuropsychological case formulation.

Text Books And Reference Books:

N.A.

Essential Reading / Recommended Reading

N.A.

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.

MNP472 - SEMINAR AND PUBLICATION (2021 Batch)

Total Teaching Hours for Semester:0
No of Lecture Hours/Week:0
Max Marks:50
Credits:2

Course Objectives/Course Description

 

This course has been conceptualized in order to equip the students with the necessary skills of publishing their manuscript in an academic journal and presenting their research work in a conference. The process will be supervised by the respective research supervisors.

Course Objective: 

To help the learner gain familiarity with the process of publication

To help the learner gain exposure to seminars and conferences

Course Outcome

CO1: Send a research manuscript to an indexed academic journal.

CO2: Present a paper in a national/international conference.

Unit-1
Teaching Hours:0
Unit I
 
  • Identifying types of journals, preparing a manuscript according to author guidelines provided by the journal,
  • Preparing a scientific poster, preparing a presentation for an academic conference
Text Books And Reference Books:

Barker, C., & Pistrang, N. (2015). Research methods in clinical psychology: An introduction for students and practitioners. John Wiley & Sons

Essential Reading / Recommended Reading

Giles, D. (2013). Advanced research methods in psychology. Routledge

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.

MNP481 - SUPERVISED CLINICAL PRACTICUM (2021 Batch)

Total Teaching Hours for Semester:30
No of Lecture Hours/Week:2
Max Marks:200
Credits:8

Course Objectives/Course Description

 

In Supervised clinical practicum students spend 200 hours engaging in supervised clinical practicum in a community mental health setting. This practicum is offered in the fourth semester. Students are expected to attend group and individual supervision both on site and on campus. The student develops skills in neuropsychological assessment and rehabilitation. The practicum students would have to complete coursework in the following courses prior to onset of internship:

●Introduction to Neuroanatomy and Neurophysiology

●Neurobiological Basis of Cognition- I & II

●Cognitive and Neurobiological development Across the Lifespan

●Individual and Social Development across Lifespan- Theory and Methods

●Introduction to Neuropsychology

●Neuropsychological Assessment and Intervention

●Assessment: Psychopathology

●Assessment: Cognition 

Course Outcome

CO1: Develop basic skills in neuropsychological intake.

CO2: Develop basic skills in neuropsychological assessments.

CO3: Document their findings in clinical reports.

CO4: Understand methods of neuropsychological intervention.

Unit-1
Teaching Hours:30
Unit I
 

Practicum Students engage in 200 hours of supervised clinical practicum through internship in a community development project requiring neuropsychological assessment and intervention. Individual and Group supervision is carried out at the supervision site and on campus. 

Text Books And Reference Books:

N.A.

Essential Reading / Recommended Reading

N.A.

Evaluation Pattern

Continuous Internal Assessment (CIA)  - 70%

End semester viva (ESE) - 30%   

Continuous Internal Assessment (CIA)

Topic Discussion (30 marks) 

Case Submission (30 marks)

Viva (30 marks) 

Reflective reports (20 marks)

Weekly Progress Notes (20 marks) 

Class Participation (5 marks)

Attendance (5 marks)

The student must pass all the components of the CIA to be eligible to take the ESE

 

End Semester Examination (ESE)

The End Semester Examination will be a Viva Voce Examination (60 marks). The passing grade for the ESE is 40%

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

MNP482 - BLOCK INTERNSHIP (2021 Batch)

Total Teaching Hours for Semester:0
No of Lecture Hours/Week:0
Max Marks:50
Credits:2

Course Objectives/Course Description

 

Course Description and Objectives:

 This is a final end-of-the-academic-program internship for 30 days. Students are required to search, examine and carve their niche in the field. The basic purpose of this internship is to develop skills acquired over the course and charter their future course of action.

By the end of the internship, the student shall be able to

1. Understand and bridge the gap between the theoretical knowledge and practical skills they have gained in four semesters through an internship programme.

Course Outcome

CO1: Apply the theoretical knowledge and develop practical skills acquired over the course.

CO2: Determine possible avenues for their future

Unit-1
Teaching Hours:30
Unit I
 

Neuropsychological assessment, formulation and intervention in a community mental health setting.

Text Books And Reference Books:

N.A.

Essential Reading / Recommended Reading

N.A.

Evaluation Pattern

The students are expected to submit a brief internship report, a reflective essay and an authorized internship- completion statement from their internship site which will be evaluated on 50.