AIIMS Psyciatry Syllabus
BEHAVIOURAL SCIENCES – II SEMESTER OBJECTIVES
At the end of the course, the student will be able to:
- Understand human behaviour and its application in patient care.
- Understand the concept of motivation, its impact on human behaviour and illness related behaviour.
- Understand different types of emotions and their impact on health of the individual.
- Define learning, comprehend different types of learning and conditioning. State methods of effective learning and demonstrate application of learning in treatment.
- Understand different cognitive processes, comprehend memory process, describe short term memory and differentiate with long term memory., list causes of forgetting, and illustrate methods of improving memory.
- Comprehend concept of thinking and its application to health care.
- Understand nature of intelligence, explain growth of intelligence, compare role of heredity and environment in intellectual development. Method of assessment of intelligence.
- Define personality, list determinants of personality, understand different theories of personality and learn methods of personality assessment.
Behavioural Sciences – II Semester
- Introduction: General introduction to Behavioural Psychology
What is behavioural psychology, components, individual differences and applications of behavioural sciences in patient care and medical education.
Definition of motivation, theories, types -physiological and social motives, Maslow‘s hierarchy of motives, clinical application
- Emotion and its application to health
Theories of emotions, type and impact on health.
- Learning and conditioning.
Components of learning, classical conditioning, operant conditioning, cognitive, social, biological and observational learning. Methods of effective learning, behaviour and cognitive therapy.
- Cognitive process and memory
Sensation, perception, illusion, memory process, short term and long term memory, causes of forgetting and methods to improve memory.
- Thinking and problem solving
Definition of thinking, components of thinking-imagery recollection, language, steps in problem solving, abnormalities in thinking, decision making.
- Intelligence: General concepts and techniques for assessment.
Theory of intelligence, growth of intelligence, stability of intelligence, determinants of intelligence, assessment of intelligence, extremes of intelligence.
8 Personality (Principles of Personality development) and objective testing of Personality
Definition of personality, trait, factors influencing personality development, theories of personality and personality assessment.
Method Teaching Lectures & Discussion Assessment – Nil
PSYCHIATRY (VI SEMESTER) OBJECTIVES
At the end of the course, the student will be able to:
- Introducing concept of psychiatric disorders and their classification
- Awareness of general issues about etiology of psychiatric disorders and methodology used to study etiology of these disorders.
- Ability to diagnose and treat common psychiatric disorders like schizophrenia, acute manic episode, depression, anxiety disorders including phobias and OCD, conversion and dissociative disorders.
- To be able to diagnose severe/suicidal cases of depression and to refer them.
- Understand the concept of personality disorders.
- Ability to diagnosis and treat alcohol and drug dependence and withdrawal states.
- Ability to diagnose common psychiatric disorders in children.
- To know the role of counseling and psychological therapies in treatment of psychiatric disorders.
- Demonstrate role of psychological testing in assessment of psychiatric disorders.
- Introduction and classification of Psychiatric disorders
Concept of psychiatric disorders; need for classification; types of classification e.g. atheoretical, symptom – based; introducing the Inter national Classification of Diseases ((ICD) and the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM); major categories of psychiatric disorders; diagnosis of organic disorders.
- Aetiology of Psychiatric disorders
Overview of contribution of different scientific disciplines to psychiatric aetiology – clinical descriptive studies, epidemiology, social sciences e.g. role of life events, stress; genetics; biochemical studies; pharmacology; endocrinology; physiology; neuropathology; psychology.
Epidemiology, clinical features, subtypes, diagnosis, overview of aetiology, course, treatment – pharmacological, role of ECT.
- Bipolar disorders
Epidemiology, clinical features, diagnosis, overview of aetiology, course, treatment – pharmacological.
Epidemiology, clinical features, diagnosis, overview of aetiology, co-morbidity with organic disorders, course, treatment – pharmacological.
- Anxiety neurosis, phobia and OCD
Types of anxiety disorders; phobia, OCD, clinical features and epidemiology; diagnosis, differential diagnosis; overview of aetiology; course; treatment – pharmacological and non-pharmacological.
- Hysterical neurosis (Conversion and Dissociative disorders)
Epidemiology, clinical picture, diagnosis, differential diagnosis, aetiology, prognosis, treatment.
- Personality disorders
Concept of personality disorders, epidemiology, classification, assessment, overview of clinical features, aetiology, prognosis.
- Drug and Alcohol dependence
Concept of abuse and dependence, epidemiology of alcohol and opiate dependence; clinical features, withdrawal symptoms including complicated withdrawal, psychosocial complications, aetiology, outcome, treatment.
- Psychiatric disorders of childhood and adolescence,
Classification of childhood psychiatric disorders, epidemiology, clinical features, aetiology, assessment.
- Counselling and psychological therapies
Counselling process, skills, different counseling approaches, behaviour therapy, cognitive therapy and its applications.
- Psychological testing
What are psychological tests, standardization, reliability, validity, intelligence test, personality test, application.
TEACHING AND LEARNING METHODOLOGY
Lectures and discussions with patients
- Niraj Ahuja’s Text-book on Psychiatry
- Oxford Psychiatry
EXAMINATION AND MARKS DISTRIBUTION
Internal Assessment : Two assessments – Viva are held as given below :
IV/V Semester VI/VIII Semester Professional Examination Theory with medicine (paper – I)
Theory with community medicine (Paper II) 25 marks