Psychophysiology: Daunting or Doable? Now at NCHS

Tuesday, 28th of August 2018 Views - 1800

Psychophysiology is an up and coming branch of neuroscience that pursues to build a connection between a person’s mental state and body, and the relationship therein. It is a relatively new discipline. However, the subject matter of psychophysiology, and the interaction of mind and body, has been a hot topic and has been studied for centuries. It has been delved into by philosophers, physicists, physicians, physiologists, and, most recently, psychologists.

Connecting Mind and Body

The preliminary interest in the subject is recorded in the mid-19th century when Phineas Gage, a railway worker, suffered an accidental brain injury. It is stated that the accident changed his personality and behavioral traits and mannerisms. The methods initially used to determine how such incidents affected human responses, are recorded to sometimes being invasive and harmful. Eventually, non-invasive approaches developed, and modern practices arose to study psychophysiological connections between the mind and body. Today, psychophysiologists can use a range of non-invasive methods to better understand human behavior and cognition with the goal of improving health.

Start the journey 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.

Nawaloka College of Higher Studies

Swinburne University of Technology, Australia has exclusively partnered with the Nawaloka College of Higher Studies (NCHS) to provide students a guaranteed pathway to prestigious Swinburne University of Technology degrees. Therefore, a flexible, time and cost effective study option is now available locally. Through this option, students will have access to numerous degrees from Swinburne University of Technology Australia or Swinburne University of Technology Malaysia.

World Ranking for International Success

Consistently ranked among the top 3% universities in the world by the Academic Rankings of World Universities (ARWU), Swinburne University of Technology is a highly sought after study destination among both Australian and International students. Located in the heart of Colombo 03, NCHS offers the best facilities and reputed academics to administer the programs. The same syllabuses, methods of delivery and evaluation as Swinburne University of Technology, Australia are followed, ensuring that the pathway programs conducted at NCHS are of the same standards and quality. Student loan facilities at special interest rates are also on offer to help students pursue their higher education at NCHS.

To find out more on how you can be a part of the prestigious Swinburne University of Technology degree pathways at NCHS, call 0777 899 998/ 011 5 899 998 or email