HELP University recently launched the Centre for Neuropsychology on November 24, 2022, making us the first private university in the country to set-up such a centre dedicated to the study of brain functions and human behavior. A central component of the centre is the Clinic for Neuropsychology. The clinic offers a range of services from cognitive assessments to clinical rehabilitation and interventions to help those with brain disorders like Dementia, Alzheimer’s Disease, Autism Spectrum Disorders to those who have brain injury (e.g. stroke, concussions etc.).
The centre’s lead Neuropsychologist, Dr. A. Pasmassini said that the main goal of the centre is to provide in-depth neuropsychological assessments, psychological counselling for both patients and their relations, with dedicated cognitive rehabilitation and tailored interventions for individuals to overcome their limitations and concerns to lead a wholesome and healthier life.
She said that the centre caters to helping and aiding people with intellectual disabilities, autism spectrums disorders, Alzheimer’s, epilepsies, Parkinson’s and other neural degenerative disorders. Other medical conditions that affect brain functions or chronic psychological difficulties such as anxiety or bipolar disorders would also benefit from the centre’s services.
Dr Gerald Louis, Pro Vice-Chancellor and Dean of the Faculty of Behavourial Sciences, Educational and Languages stressed the need for HELP University to offer post-graduate programmes in Neuropsychology in the future.
“By offering post-graduate programmes in Neuropsychology, we hope to offer more specialized programmes that can meet the growing demands of specialized fields of study in Psychology.” Said Dr. Gerald.
Highlights from the Launch:
HELP University’s Psychology Programme:
This programme is designed to provide skills in organizational and systems management reinforced with psychological insights and behavioural science. By integrating management studies with the critical and analytical methods of psychology, it meets the needs of students intending to pursue careers in personal management, training and development, human resource management and employee & customer relations.
Upon completion of the programme, students will have:
- Developed an understanding of human behaviour and organisational dynamics that reflect business success
- Gained the skills to function effectively in group and organisational settings
HELP University has strong partnerships with many international universities. Our links extend to universities in Australia, UK, Ireland and New Zealand. Our bachelor’s degree students have the flexibility to plan for a 1+2 or 2+1 arrangements with many high-ranking universities that have collaborations with HELP University while our diploma students can plan for a 2+2 or 2+1 1⁄2 or even a 2+ 1⁄2+ 1 or 2+1+1 arrangements.
For more information on the clinic, please have a read through the centre’s website: https://university.help.edu.my/neuropsychology/