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|
|College/School||College of Health and Medicine
School of Psychological Sciences
|Coordinator||Professor Juan Canales|
|Available as student elective?||Yes|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
- International students
- Domestic students
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- 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|
- 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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PrerequisitesKHA258 OR PSY224
1 x 2-hour lecture weekly
1 x 2-hour practical class weekly.
|Assessment||Test and Quizzes (20%)|Final Exam (50%)|Written Assignment (30%)|
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Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.
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