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Medium Of InstructionsMode Of LearningMode Of Delivery
EnglishSelf StudyVideo and Text Based

Course Overview

The Psychiatry - An Overview and How the Brain Creates Mind online course introduces Psychiatry’s fundamentals and teaches learners about the numerous mental health problems. The training is primarily focused on PG and UG-level medical students (belonging to any speciality). The curriculum is highly beneficial for Neurosciences and Psychology aspirants since it provides a holistic overview of varying Psychiatric illnesses and treating them alongside behaviour’s psychological/biological grounds. 

The eight-week Psychiatry - An Overview and How the Brain Creates Mind certification syllabus discusses the human brain, its intricate processes and their primary relation to electrochemical activities. It further touches upon consciousness and mind’s issues, research possibilities in the future, psychiatric disorders, EEG, memory, cognition, diagnostic procedures, and more.  This elective curriculum belongs to the Humanities and Social Sciences domain, built at postgraduate and undergraduate levels. 

Interested candidates seeking course certification can also acquire the Psychiatry - An Overview and How the Brain Creates Mind certificate. Since this programme is an IIT Kanpur offering, this accreditation will bear the institute and NPTEL’s verified logos. It will provide candidates with a massive career boost by displaying their skills to potential recruiters.

The Highlights

  • ‘Humanities and Social Sciences’ purview
  • AICTE-approved eight-week curriculum
  • FDP course by IIT Kanpur and Swayam
  • In-person proctored examination
  • Assessments every week
  • E-verified certification offered
  • Diverse industry support
  • Available for both UG and PG learners 
  • No particular requirements 
  • References and books mentioned
  • Trained instructor (from NIMHANS Bangalore)

Programme Offerings

  • Digitally-verifiable accreditation
  • Optional certificates
  • IIT Kanpur’s curated learning
  • Eight-week curriculum
  • Vast industry recognition
  • References and books stated
  • Enrolment without specific prerequisites

Courses and Certificate Fees

Fees InformationsCertificate AvailabilityCertificate Providing Authority
INR 1000yesIIT Kanpur
  • There is no Psychiatry - An Overview and How the Brain Creates Mind fee applicable since this is a free course.
  • A Rs 1,000 payment will be levied on certificate-seeking candidates who must register for its examination. 

Psychiatry - An Overview and How the Brain Creates Mind course fee structure

Course option

Payable fees

Psychiatry - An Overview and How the Brain Creates Mind - course only

NA

Psychiatry - An Overview and How the Brain Creates Mind - course with certification 

Rs. 1,000


Eligibility Criteria

Candidates only need to have introductory expertise about the brain to join the Psychiatry - An Overview and How the Brain Creates Mind training. 

Moreover, Swayam mandates students to meet their eligibility criteria to obtain the Psychiatry - An Overview and How the Brain Creates Mind certificate. For this, they must undertake and complete all weekly assignments and clear the final proctored exam as well.

The top six assessments out of eight will determine his/her average assignment marks, 25% of which will be included for the final marking. 75% of his/her marks in the final test out of 100 will be used for the final marking as well. 

The sum of the above two will result in a student’s final marks, where they must obtain at least 10/25 for the assessment scores and 30/75 for the proctored test to get the Psychiatry - An Overview and How the Brain Creates Mind certification.

What you will learn

Knowledge of Psychology

Upon completing the Psychiatry - An Overview and How the Brain Creates Mind certification syllabus, course-takers will display ample proficiency in the following concepts: 

  • Behavior and brain approaches
  • Psychiatry’s diagnostic procedures
  • Psychiatric disorders and how to treat them
  • How we know the brain to mind process
  • Gross and brain specialization
  • Using EEG to learn about being conscious and its dynamics
  • Emotion, Memory, Cognition - Pathology, and Normal

Who it is for

The Psychiatry - An Overview and How the Brain Creates Mind online course is beneficial for the following applicants: 

  • Neurosciences and postgraduate students from any medical background
  • MBBS doctors
  • Interested learners in psychology, the brain, and physics
  • Psychology undergraduates

Admission Details

  • https://onlinecourses.nptel.ac.in/noc22_hs22/preview - preview the Psychiatry - An Overview and How the Brain Creates Mind program through this.
  • ‘Sign-in/Register’ - select this after reading through the course details to login/sign up on Swayam. 
  • Use your current Swayam ID to sign in. If not, create one by filling in the required details. 
  • ‘Send verification code’ - use this to get your activation code via your registered email. 
  • Receiving it, select ‘create’. 
  • Your Swayam account will be ready, and you can begin learning when the course starts.

Application Details

Students need not fill out a comprehensive Psychiatry - An Overview and How the Brain Creates Mind course form to enroll. Instead, they can quickly obtain admission by starting a Swayam account through their email address, providing a username and password.

The Syllabus

Evaluation process

The Psychiatry - An Overview and How the Brain Creates Mind certification test will be a proctored, in-person examination held at Swayam’s designated centers on a date provided in advance. Students must register for it through the online form and pay the required fees to attend this exam. 

On the registration form, candidates can check all the test details - the allotted center, timings, sessions (morning or afternoon), and more.

Instructors

IIT Kanpur Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's)

1: When does enrolment end?

This program enrolment will conclude on a pre-mentioned schedule. Kindly refer to https://onlinecourses.nptel.ac.in/noc21_hs34/preview.

2: Who is the curriculum teacher?

IIT Kanpur’s Professor Alok Bajpai will deliver this program. 

3: Does any industry support this training?

The Psychiatry - An Overview and How the Brain Creates Mind course by Swayam is well-recognized by the pharmaceutical, health, psychology, and brain-computer interface industries.

4: Does the course offer placement assistance?

No, it does not. 

5: Do I have to complete any prior degree/specialisation to enrol?

No. An elementary knowledge about the brain is sufficient for admission.

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