NEUROPSYCHOLOGICAL RECOVERY, REHABILITATION AND MANAGEMENT
Credit points: 15
This subject will address theories of recovery of function following brain injury, and the concepts of neuropsychological impairment, disability and handicap will be introduced. This will lead into a related topic of assessment of decision-making capacity which is a core area of clinical practice for neuropsychologists. Approaches to rehabilitation of cognitive, behavioural and psychosocial changes resulting from neuropsychological disorder will be appraised and the evidence of the effectiveness of interventions and the importance of interdisciplinary teamwork will be reviewed. Management of chronic and degenerative neuropsychological conditions will be explored.
SchoolSchool of Psychology & Public Health
Subject Co-ordinatorGlynda Kinsella
Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo
Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters
Prerequisites Successful completion of first year Masters in Clinical Neuropsychology Coursework
Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes
01. Demonstrate an understanding of the models of neuropsychological recovery and adaptation
- Lecture presentations and reading; act as class discussant for lecture material
02. Develop skill in the process of neuropsycholgical assessment for the purpose of assessing decision-making capacity.
- Active participation in lecture presentations and class exercises; Case Analyses of decision-making assessments
03. Develop an understanding and insight into the lived experience of people who are affected by neuropsychological injury or disorder
- Interviews with persons with neuropsychological impairment, including discussion of their experience through the health and community systems; and also interviews with health professionals involved in rehabilitation and management of persons with acquired neuropsychological impairment
04. Develop knowledge and ability to research the empirical literature to develop evidence-based plans for interventions and management of acquired neuropsychological impairments
- Class presentations on selected topics in lectures/tutorials and written reports on cases requiring evidence-based intervention or management.
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Melbourne, 2015, Semester 2, Day
Maximum enrolment sizeN/A
Subject Instance Co-ordinatorGlynda Kinsella
One 2.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
One 1.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
|Examination - 1hr||35||01, 04|
|Written case report - 2500 words||35||03|
|Written case report - 2000 words||30||02|