Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject will explore the theory and practice of recovery of function and rehabilitation following brain impairment within the World Health Organisation (WHO) framework of neuropsychological impairment, activity limitation, and participation restriction. Approaches to the rehabilitation and management of the cognitive, behavioural, and emotional consequences of brain impairment will be covered both across the lifespan and across settings from acute to community. Evidence of the effectiveness of interventions and the importance of interdisciplinary teamwork will be critically evaluated. This subject has a strong focus on skill development and adopts a blended learning approach, whereby students will be expected to learn content prior to each lecture, and the class time will be primarily used for skill development. Students will also have the opportunity to apply their skills in the clinical setting, by personally designing and conducting a neuropsychological intervention.

SchoolSchool of Psychology & Public Health

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorDana Wong

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Successful completion of first year Masters in Clinical Neuropsychology Coursework


Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Demonstrate an understanding of the models of neuropsychological recovery and adaptation

Lecture presentations and reading; active participation in lectures; critical review of design of neuropsychological intervention study

02. Develop skills in researching the empirical literature to develop evidence-based plans for intervention and management of neuropsychological impairments

Active participation in lecture presentations and class exercises; Case presentation and written report on the design, implementation and evaluation of a neuropsychological intervention

03. Develop skills in designing, implementing and evaluating neuropsychological interventions

Case presentation and written report on the design, implementation and evaluation of a neuropsychological intervention

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2018, Semester 2, Day


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorDana Wong

Class requirements

Seminar Week: 31 - 43
One 3.0 hours seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.


Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One critical review assignment (1,500-word)One 1500 word assignment critically reviewing the design of a neuropsychological intervention study using appropriate scales (e.g., PEDrO, RoBINT)25 01, 02
One individual 20 minute Oral Presentation (1,000-words equivalent)One in-class presentation describing their neuropsychological intervention case25 01, 02, 03
One 3000 word written case reportOne 3000 word written case report describing the design, implementation and evaluation of their neuropsychological intervention50 01, 02, 03