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Monash University Handbook 2010 Postgraduate - Unit

0 points, SCA Band 1, 0.000 EFTSL

FacultyFaculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
OfferedClayton Second semester 2010 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr Lina Forlano and Professor Julie Stout


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 conceptualising neuropsychological features of neurological and psychiatric conditions, and frameworks for approaching clinical assessment and rehabilitation.


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.


1. Students will complete approximately 5 brief assignments throughout the unit to ensure comprehension of material taught (50%); and
2. A short essay/short answer examination (50%).

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Lina Forlano