The first part of this course imparts information and knowledge about major fields of Psychology. Topic includes cognition, personality, development, social interaction and abnormal behaviour. The course explores current approaches to Psychology; demonstration of biological, cognitive and socio-cultural approaches to Psychology and combine to provide a comprehensive view of human behaviour.
The second part of the course asserts on interaction of mind and body as it affects physical and psychological well-being. It discusses the relationships between healthcare providers and the patients, as well as, the role of social support in disease etiology and treatment. This part of the course will cover topics such as stress and coping, adjustment to illness, psychoneuroimmunology and psychology of pain.