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PY5006 - Clinical Neuropsychology

Credit points: 3
Year: 2015
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: College of Healthcare Sciences

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

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.

Availabilities

Townsville, Limited, Study Period 2
Census Date 27-Aug-2015
Face to face teaching (Face-to-face dates TBC, please contact your college for more details)
Coordinator: <Person not found>
Lecturers: <Person not found>, Assoc. Professor Sarah Russell.
Workload expectations:
  • 39 hours workshops/Seminars
Assessment: tutorial attendance and participation (15%); assignments (50%); review (35%).

JCU Singapore, Internal, Study Period 59
Census Date 27-Aug-2015
Coordinator: <Person not found>
Lecturers: <Person not found>, <Person not found>, <Person not found>.
Workload expectations:
  • 39 hours workshops/Seminars
Assessment: tutorial attendance and participation (15%); assignments (50%); review (35%).

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.