Certificate Course in Psychology – Saturday Batch

Course Title : Certificate in Psychology (CP)
For whom (target group) : This is an essential basic or foundation program for all teachers, trainers, lecturers, counsellors, lawyers, priests, medical and para-medical officers, HR and HRD managers and executives, social and community health workers, police officers, and other professionals and enthusiasts interested in gaining a broad and comprehensive understanding and insight of general psychology with an introductory overview of the various branches of applied psychology. This course will also help you increase your effectiveness in understanding the complex and often unpredictable psycho-social intra-personal and inter-personal dynamics of human behaviour in the family, work and social environment. It will also contribute to your personal self-development, by fostering the ability to better appreciate, evaluate and analyze, empathize, synthesize and communicate with and relate to others more effectively as individuals, in groups and within organisations. Successful completion of this foundation course will also act as a springboard for entry into higher academic or professional Diploma / Advanced or Higher Diploma and Bachelor’s Degree level courses of study in Psychology, Social Work, Human Behaviour, Counselling and Psychotherapy.
Entry Requirements : University Graduates in any discipline, or Members of recognized Professional bodies, or Three passes at the G.C.E A/L, or Professional / Academic Diploma or Advanced / Higher (National) Diploma holders, or G.C.E. O/L’s with relevant work experience, and Age not less than 18 years, and Fluency of the English language is essential.
Course Duration : 4.5 Months – part time intensive study
Contact Hours : 4 Hrs. of Lectures per week
Total No. of Classes : 18 class-contact sessions over 18 weeks
Total No. of Contact Hrs : 72 Hrs. of Lectures
Class Times : 2.00 p.m. to 6.00 p.m. (4 Hours)
Class Days : Saturdays
Course Syllabus Outline :
  • Introduction and the historical development of general psychology and its schools of thought
  • Introduction to applied psychology and its various branches
  • A brief study of the biological foundations of human behaviour (bio-psychology)
  • Elements of Child development and psychology
  • An overview of Developmental psychology
  • Personality psychology theories
  • Cognitive psychology
    – Sensation and perception
    – Intelligence
    – Thinking
    – Memory and forgetting
    – Emotions and sentiments
    – Motivation
    – Creativity
  • Overview of Psychological Research
  • Stress and Stress Management

Basic introduction to the many branches of Applied Psychology:

  • Experimental psychology
  • Physiological psychology
  • Social psychology
  • Industrial-Organisational psychology
  • Educational psychology
  • Human sexuality / sex psychology
  • Health psychology
  • Abnormal psychology and psychopathology
  • Counselling Psychology and psychotherapy
  • The Freudian School of Psychoanalysis
  • Introduction to Parapsychology

Mode of Final Examination and Assessment

The IMH Certificate in Psychology (CP) will carry a 2-hour internally set unseen MCQ paper to be answered on a closed book examination mode.

Progression Pathway : 1. IMH Diploma in Psychology and Counselling

2. IMH Diploma in Educational Psychology

Total Course Fees (Group Class) : Rs. 50,000/- + Rs. 1,000/- for registration (Inclusive of an A/C class room and all course materials) Maximum of only 10 students in a group.

Please note that the total course fees could be paid in three equal monthly installments of Rs. 17,000/- (for the group class)

Next Course Start Date : Saturday 5th May 2018 from 2 pm to 6 pm

Please enrol yourself for this course by paying the first installment of Rs. 17,000/- on or before 28th of April 2018.