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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.

Summary 2021

Unit name Neuropsychology and Clinical Neuroscience
Unit code PSY325
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Health and Medicine
School of Psychological Sciences
Discipline Psychology

Dr Cynthia Honan

Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No



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About Census Dates




PSY224 or KHA258


Teaching Pattern

1 x 2-hour lecture weekly

1 x 2-hour practical class weekly.


Tests and Quizzes (20%),

Written Assignment (1,200 words 30%),

Final exam (2hr, 50%).

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