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Psychiatry-An Overview

ABOUT THE COURSE:

This course is intended for medical students both UG and PG (from any speciality) as an introduction to Psychiatry and other mental health issues. It will be useful for Psychology and Neurosciences students too as it provides an overview of Psychiatric illnesses and their treatment as well as the biological /psychological basis of behavior.

INTENDED AUDIENCE:

MBBS doctors,undergraduate in Psychology, neurosciences and Post Graduate students in any medical discipline.

CORE/ELECTIVE: Elective

UG/PG: Both UG and PG or anyone

PREREQUISITES: No Specific Courses Required. Basic Knowledge about Brain should suffice.

INDUSTRY SUPPORT: Health, Pharmaceutical

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR:



Dr. Alok Bajpai has been trained in Psychiatry at National Institute of Mental health and NeuroSciences (NIMHANS) Bangalore .He did his DPM, MD and is currently practicing at Kanpur and is also the Psychiatrist with Counselling cell, IIT Kanpur. His research interest are in Physics of Brain, Sleep and EEG.

COURSE LAYOUT:

Week 1 : Brain and Behaviour –approaches , Neuroanatomy ,Neurophysiology,Imaging,electrophysiology ,Psychology

Week 2 : Diagnostic process in Psychiatry ,Mental Status Examination1 ,Mental status examination 2 ,Classificatory systems,Investigation ,Psychological testing

Week 3 :Psychiatric Disorders and their treatment-1 ,Organic syndromes ,Schizophrenia ,Mood Disorders ,Anxiety disorders ,Obsessive Compulsive disorders

Week 4 : Psychiatric Disorders and their treatment -2 , Childhood Disorders-introduction ,Autism ,Learning disability ,ADHD ,Other disorders

SUGGESTED READING MATERIALS:

1.    Synopsis of Psychiatry –Kaplan and Sadock
2.    Oxford textbook of Psychiatry
CERTIFICATION EXAM :
  • The exam is optional for a fee.
  • Date and Time of Exams: April 28 (Saturday) and April 29 (Sunday) :  Afternoon session: 2pm to 5pm
  • Exam for this course will be available in one session on both 28 and 29 April.
  • Registration url: Announcements will be made when the registration form is open for registrations.
  • The online registration form has to be filled and the certification exam fee needs to be paid. More details will be made available when the exam registration form is published.

CERTIFICATION:

  • Final score will be calculated as : 25% assignment score + 75% final exam score
  • 25% assignment score is calculated as 25% of average of  Best 3 out of 4 assignments
  • E-Certificate will be given to those who register and write the exam and score greater than or equal to 40% final score. Certificate will have your name, photograph and the score in the final exam with the breakup.It will have the logos of NPTEL and IIT Kanpur.It will be e-verifiable at nptel.ac.in/noc.