At a Glance...
This Module aims to introduce Students to what Psychology
is; especially what Prenatal Psychology is; what falls within its field; how it
can add value to human Life. The Module consists of 3 Courses.
The 1st Course is an introduction to Psychology concepts and
acts as a framework of understanding for what is to follow, gradually
introducing the Students into Prenatal Psychology. It teaches biological
information that explain how the system works in terms of what is involved in
the understanding how the information is perceived; how the human system
interprets the data; responds to the stimuli; how all this functions when the
person is relaxed or when under stress.
The Student will have the opportunity to study issues of
consciousness and recognize altered states of consciousness; to distinguish
between memory and recollection as seen not only by the modern Sciences but
also the Aristotelian Philosophy; delve into the depths of intelligence and how
it develops; as well as examine the ways we learn and acquire not just
knowledge in the meaning of new information but also how we learn ethical
behaviors; how we develop a higher sense of living; how we can create
The 2nd Course teaches embryology but every embryological
“scene” is also discussed in light of Prenatal Psychology. What becomes evident
is the connection between the primal moments and our human experience after
birth as children and adults.
The 3rd Course deals mainly with pregnancy. The Student can
realize the continuum of our experience and how each stage leads to the next.
She/He is also able to marvel at the wisdom behind creation and ask deep
questions about our attempts to play creator when manipulating conception and
early interventions. What is very important is that the Student will be able to
begin listening to the people’s stories from a completely new perspective and
will start developing a very effective support approach towards what he is
going to do at the end of his studies. The Course contents can give an overview
of the themes that are to be our focus of attention and exploration in this
Successful completion of the first part (PSM7101(I)
Preconception to Birth Dynamics) is a prerequite. The course will be conducted
at the level expected of Undergraduate Students or Professionals and
Executives who can critically think and reflect. Therefore, for all
participants, reading and writing comfortably in English at the Undergraduate
College Level is desirable as well as a reflective Mind to delve into
Although the lectures are designed to be self-contained,
students wanting to expand their knowledge even further will be guided to do so
through extensive bibliography. Students are advised to read the required
readings either before or soon after each unit, but in advance of the next
unit. Recommended and supplemental readings can be read any time throughout the
course in the self-study context and this is what will take your understanding
to new heights.
There will be video lectures (60-75 minutes each) each
week. The lectures can be divided into about 4-6 segments, separated by
interactive quiz questions for you to to help you process and understand
the material. In addition, there will be a problem set and a programming
assignment each week and there will be a final exam. You are encouraged to maintain
a personal journal of thoughts, observations and experiences during the course.
For the community work, there will be action learning activities which will
involve you talking to others in your environment. A brief essay is to be
written based on your experience.
The Module consists of 3 parts. In part 1 of the module we
have discussed part 1 and most of part 2. In this 2nd semester, we will study
the rest of part 2 and the third part. Specifically:
The Egg Journey And Its Psychological Impact
The Psychological Dimensions Of The Sperm Life Resting
In The Testes
The Ejaculation And Its Psychological Impact
The Sperm Journey And Its Psychological Dimensions
The Dance Before Conception
The Psychological Dimensions Of Conception
The Psychological Dimensions Of Implantation
Biotechnology, Psychological And Ethical Issues.
Creative Intervention Theories
The Principles Of Welcoming Our Children To The World
The Origin Of Sexuality And Gender
The Emergence Of Fetal Systems
The Psychological Dimensions Of The Parental Reaction
To The Discovery Of The Pregnancy
Healthy Prenatal Bonding
Molecules Of Emotion
Primal Imprints. The Maternal Influences On The Unborn Child
And The Influences Of Medical Or Other Interventions.
The Psychological Impact Of The Twin That Died For The Twin
That Gets Born
The Development Of The Sensorial System Of The Unborn Child
The Influence Of Music And Sound On The Unborn
The Social, Cultural And Other Impact On The Unborn Child
The Primal Experience And The Quality Of Life
Spiritual Aspects Of Embryogenesis: Aspects Of Life And Death
What is the miraculous thing about this course?
You will know what it is to escort a human being along his
soul journey in full respect of who he is and his potential.
Will I be able to apply the learning?
Yes, each unit will include reflective exercises and action
learning assignments to help you understand and experiment with the ideas
studies at work or at home in your life. You will reflect on what the role of a
health practitioner is, esp. in the field of Prenatal Psychology and this will
affect other aspects of your personal and working life inspiring you to adopt
attitudes and behaviors towards co-operation and co-creation in full respect of
who each of the team is extending a helpful hand when needed and a clearer mind
at times of confusion.
Do I have to do community work right from the beginning of
Yes, community work is an integral part of this educational
program. You are expected to offer 4 hours of community work a week, which will
Do I have to do any personal work right from the
Yes, since this educational program goes very deep, it is
important for you to have your support system and personal work is an integral
part of it. You can choose to work individually or in a group in your area and
it is advisable that you opt for prenatal psychology to be the Psychology
Thought you work with, if this is possible where you live. A session of 2
hours a week is expected.
What resources will I need for this course?
All you need is an Internet connection and the time to read
and discuss the exciting materials available online.