Psychology is a field that is rapidly gaining popularity in Sri Lanka and in other parts of the world. Due to its diversity, there are many misconceptions regarding the field of psychology. It is a science and a discipline that answers the questions related to the human mind and its relation to human behaviour. The objective of the study is to understand explain, and predict the thought, emotion, and the behaviour of man.
In addition to information, the mind constantly processes thoughts and emotions. Psychologists study the impact of the mind on the body, which is manifested by behaviour. In a common context, Psychologists helps individuals focus on what is causing particular symptoms to manifest or intensify. When the root of the problem is identified, psychologists work with patients to develop coping skills. I.e. working through depression or stress. Psychologists therefore provide a safe environment to express the patient’s feelings.
The functions of a psychologist vary according to the area of psychology. The psychologist conducts evaluations and psychological testing to diagnose patients. Educational psychologists conduct intelligence, aptitude and psychological testing. IQ tests and personality inventories are commonly used to determine if a learning or emotional disability exists. Counselling psychologists provide their services during turbulent times such as loss of a job, loved one, divorce or depression. They thereafter develop treatment plans that assist the patient in modifying the behaviour.
Become a Psychologists with qualifications in Health Science
The qualifications in health science equip you with the knowledge to study the essential scientific concepts that are the foundation of the function of the human mind and body. Offered by the Swinburne University of Technology, Australia, the diploma will be offered for the first time in Sri Lanka by the Nawaloka College of Higher studies. The Diploma of Health Science (UniLink) (8 months) is a direct pathway to second-year University. The units are similar to those in the first year of a bachelor degree. Classes are smaller and students have more individual attention from their teachers to help them adjust to university. On completion of the Diploma in Health Sciences, students can select from an array of degree programs to specialize in. Apart from psychology, this also includes the Bachelor of Health Science, Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science and the Bachelor of Nursing.
Nawaloka College of Higher studies
Nawaloka College of Higher studies (NCHS) is a provider of globally recognized higher education qualifications. Located in the heart of Colombo, the NCHS campus consists of modern facilities, providing students with an international learning environment. With a strong commitment to provide high quality education, NCHS offers distinctive benefits that are tailor made to suit the needs of each individual student. Swinburne has an international reputation for quality research that connects science and technology with business and the community. The standing in a number of prestigious world academic ranking lists reflects the universities commitment to high-quality teaching and research.
To learn on how you too can plan your future together with a prestigious Swinburne program at NCHS, call 0777 899 998/0115 899 998