Postgraduate Course: Clinical Neuropsychology (PSYL11058)
|School||School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences
||College||College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||Clinical Neuropsychology introduces; clinical neuropsychological assessment covering the major cognitive domains, a range of neurological disordersincluding the dementias, rehabilitation techniques and working within different specialties within clinical neuropsychology.
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. Routinely used and standardised clinical neuropsychological test procedures will be covered and where possible experience of those testing procedures will be provided. There is a particular focus on the assessment and rehabilitation of memory and executive functions. The student will also be introduced to the neuropsychological profile of a range of neurological disorders including the dementias. The course also includes input from different clinical neuropsychology specialities, for example paediatric and/or acquired brain injury and/or neurodegenerative diseases.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Information for Visiting Students
|High Demand Course?
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2020/21, Available to all students (SV1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 22,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||Written assessment of two clinical cases Each assignment is worth 50% and consists of a maximum of 2000 words inclusive of citations in text and appendix, and will be undertaken at the end of each teaching block. It is given during the last lecture of each teaching block and the student has one week to complete.
||The first written assessment (clinical case 1) is undertaken following teaching the first block of 5 lectures. Feedback given is then formative so they can incorporate into learning into the second block of teaching and the second written assessment (clinical case 2). The course is run in a workshop style with several opportunities for formative feedback including, group discussion, clinical case discussions, and review questions during sessions.
|No Exam Information
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- gain knowledge of the key areas within clinical neuropsychology including assessment and rehabilitation techniques, neuropsychology of a range of neurological disorders and specialisms within the discipline
- critically understand the specialized research which underlies areas within the discipline
- apply knowledge and skills in clinical neuropsychological assessment and in practical use of a range of materials specific to the discipline
- critically review and apply knowledge to practical clinical situations
- synthesize knowledge and apply to practical clinical situation providing foundations for a scientist-clinician practitioner
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.
Wilson, B., Weingardner, J, Van Heugtnan, C.M. Ownsworth, T. (Eds) (1st Edition, 2017) Neuropsychological Rehabilitation: The international handbook. Routledge
Other relevant textsGurd, J; Kischka, U & Marshall, J C (Eds) (2nd Edition, 2011) The Handbook of clinical neuropsychology.Oxford University Press
Other relevant texts
Gurd, J; Kischka, U & Marshall, J C (Eds) (2nd Edition, 2011) The Handbook of clinical neuropsychology.Oxford University Press
Heilman, K.M. and Valenstein, E. (2011). Clinical neuropsychology. Fith Edition. Oxford University Press.
Specific readings will be provided prior to each lecture.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
||Students will develop clinical skills which are transferable to a variety of 'clinical' settings within psychology and beyond. Students will develop principles of working as a scientist-practitioner and develop skills to critically understand, synthesize and apply academic knowledge to a working environment.
|Keywords||Cognitive Assessment,Cognitive Rehabilitation,Brain and Neurological Disorder
|Course organiser||Prof Sharon Abrahams
Tel: (0131 6)50 3339
|Course secretary||Miss Toni Noble
Tel: (0131 6)51 3188