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Credit Units: 2
Mr. Bennibor, S. A., shioben2010@gmail.com. Department of Allied Health & Biological Sciences, College of Health Sciences 

Course Description:

This course introduces students to some concepts in psychology, which are required in understanding human behaviour and providing nursing care to individuals and families.

Course Objective:

At the end of the course, the student will be able to:
 Explain terms and concepts used in psychology
 Describe trends in human growth and development
 Explain theories of personality
 Explain theories associated with cognition, motivation and learning
 Describe psychological methods used in health care
 Explain tools used in psychological testing.

Course Content:
 Terms and concepts:
– Definitions – psychology, branches and relevance in nursing
 Trends in Human growth and development
– Growth cycle (from prenatal to old age)
– Factors influencing growth and development
 Theories of Personality
– Personality – types and traits
– Theories – Psycho analytic (Freud)
– Psychosocial (Erikson)
 Theories associated with Cognition, Motivation and Learning
– Cognitive theory (Piaget etc)
– Motivation theory of Maslow’s etc)
– Motivation and emotion
– Conflict and stress
– Defence mechanisms
• Learning:
• Memory, perception, forgetting
• Theories – classical conditioning, operant conditioning and cognitive social learning
 Psychological methods in health care management
– Interpersonal relationship

– Counseling
– Group dynamics
 Behaviour therapy
– Group/individual
– Psychotherapy
 Psychological testing
– Attitudes and behaviour
– Intelligence tests
– Personality assessment
– Self report measures
– Projective measures
– Personality tests – Draw A Person test (DAP), House Tree Person test (HTP) etc.
– Attitude/opinion poll
– Interview, questionnaire, observation etc.

    Methods of Instruction:

    • Lectures
    • Tutorials
    • Discussion groups
    • Guest lectures
    • Projects (e.g. case studies, poster presentation, seminar presentation)
    • Reading of articles from relevant scientific journals

    Methods of Course Assessment:

    Evaluation will be carried out in accordance with the university policy. The lecturer will present a written course outline with specific evaluation criteria at the beginning of the semester. Evaluation will be based on the following:

    Criteria Marks

    Individual Works/Tasks 10

    Class Tests 10

    Class Assignments 10

    Final Examination 70

    TOTAL 100

    Pre-requisite courses:
    None

  1. Co-requisite course(s):
    None
  2. Recommended Reference Materials:
    Textbooks
    – WHO and UNFPA publications
    Journals

    Web
    1. www.en.wikipedia.org

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