Courses & Units

Neuropsychology and Clinical Neuroscience PSY325

Hobart, Launceston


This advanced unit builds on the intermediate material covered in PSY224 (Behavioural and Cognitive Neuroscience) which forms a basis for understanding neuropsychological and neuropsychiatric disorders. Lectures in neuropsychology will cover the neuroscience of major neuropsychological disorders and syndromes (e.g., neurodegenerative and developmental disorders, and acquired brain injury), the functional consequences of brain dysfunction, and an introduction to clinical neuropsychological assessment and intervention. Lectures in clinical neuroscience will cover evidence for the neuroscientific basis of behavioural disorders such as addiction and neuropsychiatric disorders such as schizophrenia, anxiety, and depression. Compulsory practical classes will build on topics covered in lectures through interactive activities and demonstrations, including neuropsychological test administration, and discussion of case studies of neuropsychological and behavioural disorders/syndromes.


Unit name Neuropsychology and Clinical Neuroscience
Unit code PSY325
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Health and Medicine
School of Psychological Sciences
Discipline Psychology
Coordinator Professor Juan Canales
Available as student elective? Yes
Delivered By University of Tasmania


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic
Launceston Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic


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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 21/2/2022 22/3/2022 11/4/2022 29/5/2022

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Learning Outcomes

  • Evaluate the relationship between neuropsychological and neuropsychiatric disorders and underlying brain dysfunction.
  • Apply functional understanding of neuroanatomy, neurochemistry and pharmacology to the clinical and experimental approaches relevant to neuropsychological and neuropsychiatric disorders..
  • Critically evaluate neuropsychological and neuropsychiatric literature and communicate key concepts in this field to a range of audiences.
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
010999 $1,002.00 $1,002.00 not applicable $2,354.00
  • Available as a Commonwealth Supported Place
  • HECS-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility3
  • FEE-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility4

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KHA258 OR PSY224


Teaching Pattern

1 x 2-hour lecture weekly

1 x 2-hour practical class weekly.

AssessmentTest and Quizzes (20%)|Final Exam (50%)|Written Assignment (30%)
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