NEUROPSYCHOLOGICAL MODELS, SYNDROMES AND ASSESSMENT
Credit points: 10
This unit is an integrated set of lectures and tutorials covering 3 streams of information: 1) Current neuropsychological models for interpreting and describing neuropsychological disorders will be reviewed; 2) Common neuropsychological syndromes will be introduced & evaluated; 3) The assessment of these disorders will be explored. Neuropsychological models covered will include; functional systems, disorders of attention, memory & learning, executive skills & goal directed behaviour, aphasia & communication, spatial behaviour & neglect, agnosia & perceptual disorders, behavioural/emotional changes, age related changes and dementia. Syndromes related to traumatic brain injury, cerebrovascular disorder, drug & alcohol abuse, and the spectrum of degenerative disorders including the dementias will be examined. Common neuropsychological tests will be practiced in class assignments. Issues in differential diagnosis will be discussed as well as writing reports and communicating information.
FacultyFaculty of Science, Tech & Engineering
Subject Co-ordinatorGlynda Kinsella
Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo
Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters
Prerequisites Admission to SMCNP or SDPCN
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Melbourne, 2014, Semester 1, Day
Maximum enrolment sizeN/A
Subject Instance Co-ordinatorGlynda Kinsella
One 1.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
One 2.0 hours seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
|30-minute oral exam||50|
|one 1-hour multiple choice examination||Hurdle: examination of professional level of expertise in use & administration of neuropsychological tests and all assessments need to be passed for completion of the subject.||50|