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School of Psychology
CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY
Course unit
CLINICAL NEUROPSYCHOLOGY
PSN1032292, A.A. 2017/18

Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2017/18

Information on the course unit
Degree course Second cycle degree in
CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY (Ord. 2017)
PS1089, Degree course structure A.Y. 2017/18, A.Y. 2017/18
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 6.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination CLINICAL NEUROPSYCHOLOGY
Department of reference Department of General Psychology
E-Learning website https://elearning.unipd.it/scuolapsicologia/course/view.php?idnumber=2017-PS1089-000ZZ-2017-PSN1032292-N0
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction Italian
Branch PADOVA
Single Course unit The Course unit can be attended under the option Single Course unit attendance
Optional Course unit The Course unit can be chosen as Optional Course unit

Lecturers
Teacher in charge KONSTANTINOS PRIFTIS M-PSI/02

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Course unit code Course unit name Teacher in charge Degree course code
PSN1032292 CLINICAL NEUROPSYCHOLOGY KONSTANTINOS PRIFTIS PS1091

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Core courses M-PSI/08 Clinical Psychology 6.0

Mode of delivery (when and how)
Period First semester
Year 1st Year
Teaching method frontal

Organisation of didactics
Type of hours Credits Hours of
teaching
Hours of
Individual study
Shifts
Lecture 6.0 42 108.0 No turn

Calendar
Start of activities 09/10/2017
End of activities 12/01/2018

Examination board
Examination board not defined

Syllabus
Prerequisites: A basic knowledge of Psychobiology and Cognitive psychology is required.
Target skills and knowledge: Upon completion of this course, students will have acquired comprehensive knowledge of the neuropsychological signs/symptoms of the main acquired brain disorders.
Examination methods: The exam will be written (duration: 30 minutes) and it will take place in rooms with specially-equipped computers. The exam consists of 31 multiple-choice questions. Each question will be associated with four answers. Only one answer will be the correct one. There will be two alternative modalities for sustaining the exam (students should select one and only one modality):

Modality 1. Study of the handbook: Manuale di Neuropsicologia (a cura di Vallar e Papagno, Seconda edizione, 2011, Bologna: il Mulino). The specific chapters that should be studied will be announced on the Moodle website of the course.

Modality 2. Study of specific materials concerning the course (student notes, slides, articles and book chapters; all these materials -with the exception of student notes- will be available from the Moodle website of the course).
Assessment criteria: 1. Ability to accurately learn theoretical notions and practical issues regarding clinical neuropsychology.
2. Ability to perform differential neuropsychological diagnoses.
Course unit contents: 1. Introduction to neurological diseases (neurology and neuroradiology).

2. Review of neuroanatomy.

3. Clinical neuropsychology of: agnosias, neglect aphasias, alexias, agraphias, apraxias, and amnesias,.

4. Clinical neuropsychology of the executive functions.

5. Differential diagnosis in clinical neuropsychology.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: 1. Classroom lectures.
2. Videopresentations of neuropsychological cases.
3. Interactive participation online in the WEB Forum of the course.
Additional notes about suggested reading: For students without the required knowledge of Psychobiology and Cognitive psychology, the following textbooks are suggested (they are not required for sustaining the exam):

1. Psicologia generale: Dal cervello alla mente (2012). Autori: P. Legrenzi, C. Papagno e C. Umiltà. Casa editrice: il Mulino (Bologna).

2. Neuroscienze (2013, 4a edizione italiana). Autori: D. Purves et al. Casa editrice: Zanichelli (Bologna).
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • G. Vallar e C. Papagno (a cura di), Manuale di Neuropsicologia. Bologna: Il Mulino, 2011. 2a Edizione Cerca nel catalogo