Credit points: 10

Subject outline

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

Credit points10

Subject Co-ordinatorGlynda Kinsella

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Admission to SMCNP or SDPCN


Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2014, Semester 1, Day


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorGlynda Kinsella

Class requirements

Tutorial Week: 10 - 22
One 1.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Seminar Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.


Assessment elementComments%
30-minute oral exam50
one 1-hour multiple choice examinationHurdle: 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