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PY5006 - Clinical Neuropsychology

Credit points: 3
Year: 2014
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: School of Arts and Social Sciences (pre 2015)

Available to MPsych, DPsych or psychology postgraduate students who have an APS-approved qualification in psychology, or its equivalent, or with permission of the course coordinator. Students must have previously completed PY3107 (Introductory Psychometrics, Assessment and Ethics) or its equivalent.

This subject is designed to provide a comprehensive introduction to the effects on cognitive, emotional and behavioural functions of various central nervous system disorders of the adult brain. A major focus is the evaluation of relevant behaviours for the purposes of diagnosis, treatment planning, prognosis, and rehabilitation. Some basic knowledge of neuroanatomy and neurophysiology, psychopathology and advanced psychometric assessment will be assumed.

Learning Outcomes

  • ability to develop suitable rehabilitation/ management plans for different disorders;
  • ability to select appropriate assessment tools and to administer, score and interpret the subsequent results;
  • development of an experimental-clinical approach to the delineation of deficits for purposes of ongoing management;
  • knowledge of brain behaviour relationships;
  • knowledge of the neuropsychological sequelae of more common neurological disorders.


JCU Singapore, Study Period 59, Internal
Census Date 28-Aug-2014
Coordinator: <Person not found>
Lecturers: <Person not found>, <Person not found>, <Person not found>.
Workload expectations:
  • 39 hours workshops/Seminars
Assessment: workshop participation (15%); essays (35%); assignments (30%); weekly reading reflections (20%).

Townsville, Study Period 2, Limited
Census Date 28-Aug-2014
Face to face teaching (Two workshops per Study Period, 26-28 Aug and 21-23 Oct)
Coordinator: <Person not found>
Lecturers: <Person not found>, Assoc. Professor Sarah Russell.
Workload expectations:
  • 39 hours workshops/Seminars
Assessment: participation (10%); essays (30%); assignments (30%); review (30%).

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