CLINICAL NEUROSCIENCE AND NEUROPSYCHOLOGY

PSY5NPM

2020

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject will provide a working knowledge about neuroanatomy, neuroscience, and neuropsychology upon which information about neuropsychological models and syndromes can be built. The subject will strongly emphasise the association between structure, system and function, and how this specialised knowledge can be applied to clinical cases. The program will consist of a mixture of lectures and seminars.


SchoolSchool of Psychology & Public Health

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorSimon Crowe

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsCognitive Neuroscience: The Biology of the Mind (5th Ed.)PrescribedGazzaniga, M.S., Ivry, R.B., & Mangun, G.R. (2019)New York: W.W. Norton & Company
ReadingsNeuroanatomy Through Cinical Cases(2nd Ed.)PrescribedBlumenfeld, H. (2010)Sunderland, Mass: Sinauer Associates
ReadingsThe Little Book of Neuropsychology: A Syndrome-Based Approach.PrescribedSchoenberg, M.R., & Scott, J.G.(Eds.)(2011)New York Springer

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Apply specialised knowledge of functional neuroanatomy

Activities:
Lecture presentations and reading

02. Critically analyse models of neuropsychology and clinical practice

Activities:
Active participation in lecture presentations and class exercises

03. Demonstrate a comprehensive biopsychosocial understanding of key neuropsychological syndromes.

Activities:
Active participation in lecture presentations, class exercises and weekly assignments

04. Apply specialised knowledge of neuropsychological syndromes to clinical cases.

Activities:
Completion of weekly assignments and final oral examination

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2020, Week 08-26, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSimon Crowe

Class requirements

Seminar Week: 09 - 09
One 7.0 hours seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 09 to week 09 and delivered via face-to-face.

Seminar Week: 08 - 08
One 3.0 hours seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 08 to week 08 and delivered via face-to-face.

Seminar Week: 10 - 20
One 2.0 hours seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 20 and delivered via face-to-face.

Seminar Week: 08 - 26
One 2.0 hours seminar per week on weekdays from week 08 to week 26 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One 45-minute multiple-choice examination (750 words)The first multiple-choice examination is a formative assessment. 15 01, 02
One 60-minute multiple-choice examination (1000 words)This multiple-choice examination is a summative assessment of a designated module of the subject and follows the same procedure as the early exam20 01, 02
One 90-minute multiple-choice examination (1500 words)This multiple-choice examination is a summative assessment of a designated module of the subject and follows the same procedure as the early exam.25 01, 02
Oral examination - 30 minutes (1250 words)The oral examination is summative and scheduled at the end of semester.30 03, 04
Take-home assignments X 2 (250 words each, total 500 words)Students will be allocated two 250-word written assignments throughout the semester. For each of these, they will be asked to answer a clinically relevant question about the neuropsychological syndrome taught in that week.10 03, 04