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|
|Faculty/School||College of Health and Medicine
School of Psychological Sciences
Dr Cynthia Honan
|Available as student elective?||Yes|
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PSY224 or KHA258
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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