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Postgraduate Course: Clinical Neuropsychology (PSYL11058)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences CollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate) AvailabilityAvailable to all students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryThe 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.
Course description 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)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations 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
Pre-requisitesAs above.
High Demand Course? Yes
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2018/19, Available to all students (SV1) Quota:  None
Course Start Full Year
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Lecture Hours 20, Feedback/Feedforward Hours 2, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 174 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) Two case scenarios of 1000 words each (not including in text citations)
Feedback 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
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. complete a neuropsychological assessment within a clinical setting
  2. complete a neuropsychological presentation of a range of clinical neurological disorders
  3. learn neuropsychological rehabilitation methods used with a range of neurological disorders
  4. complete an assessment and rehabilitation of neuropsychological disorders of memory and executive dysfunction
  5. experience of neuropsychological tests used within a clinical setting
Reading List
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.
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
Additional Class Delivery Information Attend all lectures as scheduled
KeywordsClinical Neuropsychology,Disorders,Memory,Executive Dysfunctions
Course organiserProf Sharon Abrahams
Tel: (0131 6)50 3339
Course secretaryMiss Toni Noble
Tel: (0131 6)51 3188
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