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Created byNK Chadha
This course entitled “Neuropsychology” has been designed in a very systematic and logical manner for self-learning of a virtual learner. This course shall be presented through a variety of multimedia enriched e-content, activities and assessments so that you are able to understand various topics very well.
The entire course shall be delivered in 15 weeks including two weeks for Revision and Assessment. In the weeks 1-7 and 9-14, you shall be provided with self learning e-content including videos, e-text, activities and weekly quizzes. You must attempt all these quizzes. In the 8th and 15th weeks, you are supposed to revise what you have learnt till then and you shall be given assignments and quizzes. Grades obtained in these shall be counted in the final grading.
This shall be followed by proctored examination(s) covering entire syllabus, which shall be duly notified. A team of PI/co-PI, Course Coordinator, Tutor(s)/ Teaching Assistants shall always be there with you to provide you support for any problems you face. You can post your queries in the discussion forums or through mail. At the end of the course, you must provide feedback which will help us to enhance the quality of this course further.
This course has been developed for the student seeking in depth understanding of the concepts of neuropsychology. The major objective of this course is to cater to knowledge in the area of brain and behavior. The emphasis of this course lies on the study of patients with neurological disorders for assessment, diagnosis, intervention and rehabilitation. This course will give us an overview about structure and organization of nervous system, disturbance of attention process, hemispheric asymmetry of the brain. They will be discussing about Lobular and Topographical Organization of the Cerebral Cortex, Neurochemical systems of the Brain, Methods of Investigation: Radiologic and Magnetic Imaging, Methods of Investigation: Histological, Methods of Investigation: Electrophysiological, Neural Mechanisms of Wakefulness, Sleep and dreams, Chemical Mechanisms of Wakefulness, Sleep and dreams, Circadian Rhythms, Sleep Disorders, Reticular Activating Systems of the Brain, Cerebral Trauma, Intracranial Tumors, Cerebro vascular Disorders, Psychological Deficits Associated With Stroke, Alziemer’s Disease, Parkinson’s disease, Other Degenerative Disorders.
They shall be discussing about the Disturbance of Executive Functions, Disturbance of Speech and Language Functions, Disturbance of Motivational Processes, Disturbance of Emotional Behavior, Disturbance of Psychomotor function, Disorders of Reading and Writing. They will lay emphasis on assessment of assessment of cognitive functions of brain, Interpretation of Neuropsychological Assessment Data, Traumatic Head Injury, Assessment of Impairment after Closed Head trauma. The last section we will cover about relaxation techniques and its impact on neurological functioning
Eligibility for enrollment
For credit transfer, a learner should be enrolled in any of the following:
- Pursuing M.A./M.Sc. – Psychology
- UG Pursuing students – B.A.(H) Psychology
- As optional/elective for related or any other relevant course
For others: No eligibility
Course prerequisite, intended audience and reading materials
For pursuing this course, students are required to be familiar with the following concepts:
Of various branches of science, such as; Physiology, Biology, Histology, Chemistry, and some basic principles of physics. They must also be familiar with Abnormal psychology, Concepts of stress and some symptoms of brain disorders so that they could understand their neurological basis. The study of neuropsychology requires an integration of science and psychology.
After studying this MOOC, you shall be able to
· Understand about the basic concepts of Structural Organization of the Nervous System
· Comprehend Histological and Methods of Investigation
· Learn about Disturbance of Executive Functions, Disturbance of Speech and Language Functions, Disturbance of Motivational Processes.
· Know about Structures and Hemispheric Asymmetry of the Brain.
· Understand about Assessment of Cognitive Functions.
· Emphasis on Interpretation of Neuropsychological Assessment Data, Traumatic Head Injury etc.
· Evaluation of Relaxation Techniques
Other Skills: Interactivity, Virtual discussion, Time management, Self-Learning
To access the content, please enroll in the course.
Course Syllabus & Schedule
Prof. N.K. Chadha
Professor at Department of Psychology,
University of Delhi and
Vice-Chairman and Member
Centre for e-Learning
SGTB Khalsa College, University of Delhi