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M. Sc. Neuropsychology

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About Program

M. Sc. Neuropsychology is an academic program for learning fundamentals and basic principles of human brain anatomy, physiology and associated cognitive functions. The SBS Neuropsychology program is unique in that the focus is on human cognition and brain functioning which is measured through various experimental techniques prevalent in the domain. The goal of this program is to produce highly trained scientifically knowledgeable, skillful independent practitioners and researchers of Neuropsychology. The focus of the program is on imparting knowledge in principles of Neuropsychological functioning of the human brain using Neuropsychological tests and batteries, clinical and research findings, and methods of electrophysiological experiments used for assessing Neurocognitive functions viz., EEG/ERP. Such knowledge base equip students for both, handling challenges in various areas where brain-mind interfaces are considered and pursuing their own research studies in the domain of Neuropsychology. The program consists two years of intensive, skills-based teaching cum training and a research thesis that makes a significant contribution to the field of Neuropsychology. Particular strengths of the program include cognition, neuroscience, and clinical psychology. This program is ideal for students who wish to strengthen their understanding of human brain and research methodology in EEG/ERP technique and clarify their interest in the field in preparation for employment or advanced graduate training. The Neuropsychology program provides a true translational link between cutting-edge research and its emphasis on experimental Neuropsychology and rehabilitative approaches. Our students and alumnae represent strong, talented, and highly productive professionals.

Learning Resource Center

Learning Resource Centre is inclusive of Computers with Internet facilities, together with a voluminous collection of both Electronic & Printed – Books, Journals, Paper Reviews and Articles in the domain of Clinical Psychology, Neuropsychology, Social Psychology, Research Methodology, Health Psychology etc.

 

Duration

2 Years (4 Semester)

 

Eligibility Criteria

B.A./B.Sc. Degree in Psychology or Science subjects from recognized university with a minimum of 55% or equivalent marks in aggregate. (50 % or equivalent marks for SC/ST and PwD category).

 

Course Fee

Rs. 30,000 (Tuition Fee)/Sem + Other University Fee

 

Number of Seats

30 Seats

 

Course Outline

Semester – 1

Paper I-Introduction to Forensic Science & Law
Paper II-Introduction to Psychology
Paper III-Neuroanatomy and Physiology
Paper IV-Sensory System
Paper V-Motor System
Paper VI-Neuroanatomy and Electro physiology Practical

Semester – 2

Paper I-Quantitative Methods
Paper II-Qualitative Methods and Scientific writing
Paper III- Neurocognitive Paradigms and Analysis
Paper IV- Experimental Techniques
Paper V- Electives
   E1: Fundamentals of Forensic Psychology
   E2: Computational Methods in Neuropsychology
Paper VI- Neurocognitive Practical

Semester – 3

Paper I- Frontal and Temporal Lobe Function
Paper II-Parietal and Occipital Lobe Function
Paper III-Neuropsychological Test Methods and Applications
Paper IV-Cognitive Neuropsychology
Paper V- Dissertation-I

Semester – 4

Paper I- Social and Affective Neuroscience
Paper II-Developmental Neuropsychology
Paper III-Clinical Neuropsychology
Paper IV- Electives
   E1: Cyber Psychology
   E2: Consumer Neuroscience
Paper V- Dissertation-II
 
 

Learning Outcomes

After the completion of this professional program-
  • Orientation towards the basics of Psychology and Neuroscience and its scientific principles.
  • Acquire knowledge about the various areas of Neuropsychology and its applications.
  • Deeper understanding and investigation of relationship between brain and behaviour.
  • Gain analytical and technical skills in the field of Neuropsychology.
  • Develop expertise in designing Neurocognitive paradigms and analyzing EEG/ERP signals.
 

Facilities

Neurocognitive-Electrophysiology Laboratory

SBS has a dedicated unique state-of-the-art Neurocognitive-Electrophysiology laboratory quipped with equipments viz., 128- & 64- Channel Electrophysiological Recorders and Analyzer, functional Near-Infrared Spectroscopy (fNIRS), Brain Function Therapy (BFT), Neurofeedback and more than 250 Test Batteries. Additionally, stimulus presentation softwares like E-Prime (V-2.0) and Superlab (V-5) provides necessary add on to the EEG/ERP techniques and behavioural analysis.

 

Placements

After completion of the course students would have the opportunity to be placed in brain and cognitive research centres within and outside the country. Also, students might be absorbed in counselling psychology setups and consumer neuroscience based marketing firms. Many students got placed in hospital settings and clinical interns after graduating from this course. Moreover, some students opted for higher studies like Ph.D. programs in abroad and also within the country.