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DPSY5261

Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

Postgraduate - Unit

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LevelPostgraduate
FacultyFaculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
Organisational UnitSchool of Psychological Sciences
OfferedClayton First semester 2014 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Professor Julie Stout

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

Outcomes

On completion of this unit students will:

  1. Have knowledge of neural bases of attention, language, visuospatial functions, memory, executive functions, emotion processing, and complex adaptive behaviours, in both in normality and pathology;
  2. Understand the current theoretical models proposed to account for neuropsychological impairments.

Assessment

2 x assignments (10% each)
4 x assignments (15% each)
Visual-graphic assignment (20%)
Oral presentation (hurdle requirement)

Chief examiner(s)

Co-requisites

Must be enrolled in Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Neuropsychology