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PY5006 - Clinical Neuropsychology

Credit points: 3
Year: 2021
Student Contribution Band: Band 4
Administered by: College of Healthcare Sciences

Available to MPsych or DPsych students or with permission of the Programme Director

This subject will provide knowledge, skills and experience in neuropsychological assessment and management for clinical psychology practice. The fundamentals of neuroanatomy, neuropathology and neurological investigations will be reviewed. General issues of neuropsychological assessment will be introduced. These will then be applied to common adult clinical disorders and rehabilitation management.

Learning Outcomes

  • identify the gross and functional neuroanatomy of the human brain;
  • differentiate common neurological, psychiatric and behavioural disorders;
  • describe common neuropsychological syndromes;
  • demonstrate the ability to plan a neuropsychological assessment;
  • integrate neuropsychological data into a useful, problem-oriented report;
  • demonstrate skills in positive neuropsychological assessment, and strengths-focussed treatment planning.

Subject Assessment

  • Written > Examination - In class - (30%) - Individual
  • Participation > Class participation - (%) - Individual
  • Written > Case report 1 - (40%) - Individual
  • Written > Critical appraisal/review - (30%) - Individual.

Special Assessment Requirements

Passing requirements: complete and submit all assessment items; participate in all scheduled classes; achieve a cumulative score of at least 50% after the application of any penalties such as late penalties.

PY5301 PY5302 PY5303 PY5304 PY5305 PY6301 PY6302 PY6303


JCU Singapore, Study Period 59, Internal
Census Date 26-Aug-2021
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 39 hours workshops
  • assessment and self-directed study

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.