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DPSY5261 - Neuropsychological models of cognition and behaviour part 1

SCA Band 1, 0.000 EFTSL

Postgraduate Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

Leader(s): Dr Lina Forlano

Offered

Clayton Second semester 2009 (Day)

Synopsis

Neuropsychological disorders will be considered from perspectives taken in cognitive psychology and cognitive neuropsychology. In particular, there will be an emphasis on establishing frameworks for conceptualizing neuropsychological features of neurological and psychiatric conditions, and frameworks for approaching clinical assessment and rehabilitation.

Objectives

On completion of this unit students will:

  1. Understand the cognitive and behavioural consequences of acquired and developmental brain disorders;
  2. Have knowledge of neural and genetic bases of attention, memory, executive processes, motor control, language and thought, in both in normality and pathology;
  3. Show competency in identifying the major pathognomonic signs and symptoms associated with various neuropsychological disorders; and
  4. Understand the current theoretical models proposed to account for each of the various neuropsychological disorders.

Assessment

(a) Six multiple choice questions (with correct answer indicated) generated by the student for the lecturer (b) A case history and case note corresponding to one of the lecture topics.

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