PSYCHOLOGY

PREAMBLE

This course is designed to assist the students to acquire knowledge of fundaments of psychology and develop an insight into behaviour of self and others. Further it is aimed at helping them to practice the principles of mental hygiene for promoting mental health in nursing practice.

GOALS

The aim of the undergraduate nursing program is to:

  • Prepare graduates to assume responsibilities as professionals, competent nurses and midwives in providing promotive, preventive, curative, and rehabilitative services.
  • Prepare nurses who can make independent decisions in nursing situations, protect the rights of and facilitate individuals and groups in pursuit of health, functions in the hospital, community nursing services, and conduct research studies in the areas of nursing practice
  • They are also expected to assume the role of teacher, supervisor, and manager in a clinical /public health settings.

 OBJECTIVES

  • Describe the history, scope and methods of psychology
  • Explain the biology of Human behavior
  • Describe various cognitive processes and their applications
  • Describe motivation, emotions, stress, attitudes and their influence on behavior
  • Explain the concepts of personality and its influence on behavior
  • Describe the psychology of people during the life cycle
  • Describe the characteristics of Mentally Healthy person Explain Ego defence mechanisms
  • Explain the psychological assessments and role of nurse

DURATION

  • Four year

ELIGIBILITY

The aim of the undergraduate nursing program is to:

  • Prepare graduates to assume responsibilities as professionals, competent nurses and midwives in providing promotive, preventive, curative, and rehabilitative services.
  • Prepare nurses who can make independent decisions in nursing situations, protect the rights of and facilitate individuals and groups in pursuit of health, functions in the hospital, community nursing services, and conduct research studies in the areas of nursing practice
  • They are also expected to assume the role of teacher, supervisor, and manager in a clinical /public health settings.

Eligibility (for appearing in the examination)

  1. A candidate must have minimum of 80% attendance  (irrespective of the kind of absence) in theory and practical of the each subject for appearing for examination.
  2. A candidate must have 100% attendance in each of the practical areas before award of degree.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES :

Registered Nurses (RNs) may work in more than 50 different areas of practice from public health to palliative care.

Gerontological Nursing

Gerontological nursing isn’t just about end-of-life activities — it’s about maximizing functional health and psychological well being for people over 65. Nursing who specialize in gerontology find themselves working in diverse settings, and caring for older adults in various stages of life.

Home Health Nursing

The last 20 years, we’ve witnessed nursing care shift to the community from hospitals. Discover all the interventions home health care nurses now deliver, allowing Canadians to successful manage increasingly complex conditions in the comfort of their homes.

 Occupational Health Nursing

Occupational Health Nurses are knowledgeable, and highly skilled, with specialized education in many related workplace health and environmental safety fields. Learn more about how the OHN may be the employee’s first contact with primary health care.

Palliative care

palliative care nursing is not only end of life care. In fact, as RN, CNS, APN or NP, nurses spend time focusing on a holistic approach to care delivery, attending to the physical, spiritual, psycho-social and practical issues that may arise during an illness period

Public Health Nursing

Public health nursing in Ontario is rooted in the traditions of Florence Nightingale, Jeanne Mance, and women in religious orders such as the Grey Nuns. Early North American PHNs understood the importance of social, economic, environmental, and political determinants of health, and believed that social activism and collaboration with community organizations and governments was a fundamental aspect of public health nursing practice

Nurse Practitioner

Nurse practitioners (NP) are registered nurses with advanced university education who provide personalized, quality health care to patients. NPs offer health-care services to individuals, families and communities. They practise in a variety of settings, including hospitals and community based clinics in Ontario cities and towns.

 TEACHING STRATEGIES

The interdisciplinary curriculum is based on both clinical and public health model for practice. The major focus is to provide quality care  to patients and use of new technologies. Fellows are prepared to participate in multidisciplinary approach in planning, implementing, managing and evaluating programme. It is assumed that there will be approximately 360 teaching hours in one year period of fellowship course. Out of these, theory teaching will be 60 hours.

 COURSE DISTRIBUTION

TOPIC

 

 1.Introduction of Psychology.

2.Biology of behavior

3. Cognitive Processes

4. Motivation and Emotional Processes

5. Personality

6. Developmental Psychology

7. Mental Hygiene and Mental Health

8. Psychological assessment & tests

 

HOURS
20

4                            

 20           

 8                           

7

7

8

4

 

Text book:

  1. Morgon (CT), Introduction to Psychology, Tata McGraaw Hill, New Delhi, 20th edition, 2003.

References

  1. Atkinson (RL), Hilgard’s introduction to psychology, Harcourt college publishers,

Philadelphia, 13th Edition, 2000.

  1. Shelley, Taylor’s Health Psychology, Tata McGraw hill publishing Co. Ltd, Sidney, 6th

Edition 2006.

  1. Santrock (JW), Educational Psychology, Tata McGraw Hill Pub Co. Ltd., Sidney 2006.
  2. Fernald (L.D) Introduction to Psychology A.I.T.B.S. Pub. New Delhi, 2006
  3. Mangal (SK), Advanced Educational Psychology, Pentice Hall of India, New Delhi, 2nd

Edition, 2006.

  1. Gross ®, Psychology for Nurses and Allied Heaalth Professionals, Hodder Arnold,

London, 2007.

QUESTIONS

Q1.(Long Essay)

a-Define motivation and its types. Discuss in detail about the behavior modification theory

of motivation.

b- Define intelligence and the methods of assessment of intelligence in detail with

appropriate examples.

c- Define stress and factors that determine stress. Discuss in detail about the theory that is

used during adapting to the stress.

Q2. (Short Essay):-

a-Methods of memorizing and forgetting.

b- Components of emotion and their effects on health and illness.

c- Discuss in detail about the concepts of mental hygiene and mental health.

d- What are the types of psychological assessment and their uses in the nursing field?

e- Explain body mind relationship.

f- Scope of psychology in nursing.

g- Principles and types of perception.

h- What are the domains and modes of learning?

i-What are the characteristic features of attitude with their components

j- Psychometric assessment of personality.