Psychiatry – An Overview and How the Brain Creates Mind


Prof. Alok Bajpai

IIT Kanpur

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This course is intended for medical students both UG and PG (from any speciality) as an introduction to Psychiatry and other mental health issues. It will be useful for Psychology and Neurosciences students too as it provides an overview of Psychiatric illnesses and their treatment as well as the biological /psychological basis of behavior.
This course intends to introduce the human brain and its processes especially with regards to electrochemical activity, the issues of mind and consciousness. It also indicates towards further possibilities of research.
Anyone with an interest in Human brain can join. Just a basic understanding of Brain would suffice. It should be useful for students of Neurosciences, Psychology , Medical and people working at brain computer interface.


MBBS doctors,undergraduate in Psychology, neurosciences and Post Graduate students in any medical discipline.Any one interested in Psychology, Physics & The Brain


No Specific Courses Required. Basic Knowledge about Brain should suffice.


Health, Pharmaceutical,Psychology; Brain computer interface


Dr. Alok Bajpai has been trained in Psychiatry at National Institute of Mental health and NeuroSciences (NIMHANS) Bangalore. He did his DPM, MD and is currently practicing at Kanpur and is also the Psychiatrist with Counselling cell, IIT Kanpur. His research interest are in Physics of Brain, Sleep and EEG.

Certification Process

1. Join the course
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COURSE ENROLMENT FEE: The Fee for Enrolment is Rs. 2000 + GST

2. Watch Videos+Submit Assignments
After enrolling, learners can watch lectures and learn and follow it up with attempting/answering the assignments given.

3. Get qualified to register for exams
A learner can earn a certificate in the self paced course only by appearing for the online remote proctored exam and to register for this, the learner should get minimum required marks in the assignments as given below:

Assignment score = Score more than 50% in at least 6/8 assignments.
Exam score = 50% of the proctored certification exam score out of 100
Only the e-certificate will be made available. Hard copies will not be dispatched.”

4. Register for exams
The certification exam is conducted online with remote proctoring. Once a learner has become eligible to register for the certification exam, they can choose a slot convenient to them from what is available and pay the exam fee. Schedule of available slot dates/timings for these remote-proctored online examinations will be published and made available to the learners.

EXAM FEE: The remote proctoring exam is optional for a fee of Rs.1500 + GST. An additional fee of Rs.1500 will apply for a non-standard time slot.

5. Results and Certification
After the exam, based on the certification criteria of the course, results will be declared and learners will be notified of the same. A link to download the e-certificate will be shared with learners who pass the certification exam.


Course Details

Week 1 – Brain and Behaviour –approaches
Week 2 – Diagnostic process in Psychiatry
Week 3 – Psychiatric Disorders and their treatment-1
Week 4 – Psychiatric Disorders and their treatment -2
Week 5  : Brain to Mind– and how do we know it—(essentially single neuron to multiple) Brain and gross specialization — areas , right-left ,association ,connectivity and our tools to learn including  EEG
Week 6  : Being Conscious — Dynamics — how do we learn about it from EEG
Week 7  : Cognition,Memory,Emotion — Normal and Pathology
Week 8  : Sleep Brain and Future– with interactive session

Books and References

  1. Synopsis of Psychiatry –Kaplan and Sadock
  2. Oxford textbook of Psychiatry
  3. Cognition, Brain, and Consciousness: Introduction to Cognitive Neuroscience, 2nd Edition by Bernard J. Baars (Author), Nicole M. Gage (Author)
  4. Principles of Neural Science, Fifth Edition (Principles of Neural Science (Kandel) by Eric R. Kandel and James H. Schwartz


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