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Neuropsychology and Clinical Neuroscience PSY325


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 neuropsychiatric disorders such as schizophrenia, anxiety, and depression. Compulsory practicals (either on campus classes or online activities) will build on topics covered in lectures through interactive activities and demonstrations, including an introduction to 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 Doctor Allison Matthews
Available as an 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
Online Semester 1 Off-Campus International Domestic


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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 20/2/2023 21/3/2023 10/4/2023 28/5/2023

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Learning Outcomes

  • Evaluate the key features and theories related to neuropsychological and neuropsychiatric disorders with reference to underlying brain function, cognition, and behaviour.
  • Apply knowledge of features/theories and clinical and experimental approaches relevant to neuropsychological and neuropsychiatric disorders.
  • Critically evaluate neuropsychological and neuropsychiatric literature and communicate key concepts 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
$1,037.00 $1,037.00 not applicable $2,472.00

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PSY224 - Behavioural and Cognitive Neuroscience


Teaching Pattern

1 x 2-hour Online Lecture modules weekly

1 x 2-hour Practical activities (on campus or online) weekly.

2 hours Independent Learning (Self-directed activities) weekly

AssessmentQuizzes (30%)|Final Exam (40%)|Written Assignment (30%)
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