Postgraduate Course: Clinical Neuropsychology (PSYL11058)
|School||School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||The course is split into two sections.
Clinical Neuropsychology A introduces a range of clinical assessment and rehabilitation methods.
Clinical Neuropsychology B you will also receive some lectures from invited Clinical Neuropsychologists working in Scotland.
The aim of this course is to provide an introduction to clinical neuropsychology. The student will be introduced to methods of clinical neuropsychological assessment and rehabilitation. A range of neuropsychological test procedures will be introduced. The student will also be introduced to the neuropsychological profile of a range of neurological disorders including the dementias, epilepsy, head injury and the assessment and rehabilitation of neuropsychological disorders including both memory and executive dysfunction.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| Students should have a background in neuropsychology / cognitive psychology. This course is only open to students on the MSc programme in Human Cognitive Neuropsychology, although other students may be permitted to take the course at the discretion of the course organiser.
Information for Visiting Students
|High Demand Course?
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2018/19, Available to all students (SV1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 20,
Feedback/Feedforward Hours 2,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||Two case scenarios of 1000 words each (not including in text citations)
||The course is run in a workshop style with several opportunities for formative feedback including, group discussion, peer observation of test administration, clinical case discussions, question and answer sessions.
|No Exam Information
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- complete a neuropsychological assessment within a clinical setting
- complete a neuropsychological presentation of a range of clinical neurological disorders
- learn neuropsychological rehabilitation methods used with a range of neurological disorders
- complete an assessment and rehabilitation of neuropsychological disorders of memory and executive dysfunction
- experience of neuropsychological tests used within a clinical setting
|Goldstein, L.H. and McNeil, J.E. (2nd edition 2012). Clinical Neuropsychology: a practical guide to assessment and management for clinicians. John Wiley and Sons.|
Gurd, J; Kischka, U & Marshall, J C (Eds) (2010) The Handbook of clinical neuropsychology. 2nd ed.Oxford University Press
Heilman, K.M. and Valenstein, E. (2003). Clinical neuropsychology. Fourth Edition. Oxford University Press.
Martin, G, N. Human Neuropsychology, 2nd Edition,(2006) Pearce Education Ltd. Prentice Hall
Kolb, B. and Whishaw, I.Q. (2009). Fundamentals of Human Neuropsychology, Fifth Edition. Worth Publishers, New York.
Gazzaniga, M.S., Ivry, R.B., Mangun, G.R. (2009). Cognitive Neuroscience: TheBiology of the Mind, third edition, Norton, London
Spreen, O. and Strauss, E. (2006). A compendium of neuropsychological tests: Administration, norms and commentary. 2nd edition. Oxford University Press, Oxford.
Lezak, M. D. (2012). Neuropsychological assessment. 5th edition. Oxford University Press, Oxford.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Additional Class Delivery Information
||Attend all lectures as scheduled
|Keywords||Clinical Neuropsychology,Disorders,Memory,Executive Dysfunctions
|Course organiser||Prof Sharon Abrahams
Tel: (0131 6)50 3339
|Course secretary||Miss Toni Noble
Tel: (0131 6)51 3188