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School of Psychology
COGNITIVE NEUROSCIENCE AND CLINICAL NEUROPSYCHOLOGY
Course unit
CLINICAL NEUROPSYCHOLOGY
PSO2044204, 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
COGNITIVE NEUROSCIENCE AND CLINICAL NEUROPSYCHOLOGY (Ord. 2017)
PS1932, 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
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction English
Branch PADOVA

Lecturers
Teacher in charge SARA MONDINI M-PSI/02

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

Mode of delivery (when and how)
Period Second 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 26/02/2018
End of activities 01/06/2018

Syllabus
Prerequisites: No exams is preliminary required, however the knowledge of bases of neuropsychology is expected.
Target skills and knowledge: Neuropsychologists involved in a clinical (hospital) setting require specialized knowledge in developing tailored, hypotheses-driven approaches for the assessment of patients with a broad range of common neuropsychological disorders. This course trays to uncovers the professional issues that clinical neuropsychologists deal with daily, including neurogenerative disorders, acquired disorders, ethical practice issues, interviewing, testing, prognosis and treatment planning. Using case studies culled from clinical work, the course provides students with firsthand accounts of neuropsychology in action integrating practical applications of neuropsychology, including the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of individuals with brain illness or injury, as opposed to examining brain structures and functions per se. This application-based approach to neuropsychology wants to give students a clear, comprehensive understanding of what applied neuropsychology is and what clinical neuropsychologists do.
The course is aimed to give students the knowledge about principal symptoms and signs of patients affected by focal brain damage or brain disease or other clinical conditions affect cognitive functions.
Examination methods: Written exam, with multiple choice questions, at the computer
Assessment criteria: The evaluation will verify the acquired knowledge of the main subjects of clinical neuropsychology and the specific approach to the patients with neurological lesions or a disease. A particular emphasis will be on neuropsychological diagnosis from signs and symptoms.
Course unit contents: - Neuropsychology in the Clinical setting
- Neurobehavioural examination
- Laboratory testing in Neuropsychology
- Cultural neuropsychology
- Cerebrovascular disease
- The neuropsychology of epilepsy
- Traumatic brain injury
- Neuropsychology of oncology
- Neurotoxicology
- Alchool-Related Neuropathology
- Amnestic syndrome
- Visuo-spatial and visuo-perceptual disorders
- The aphasis
- Frontal lobe function
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: Frontal lectures, laboratory studying video with patients with neuropsychological disorders or practice activity with neuropsychological tests
Additional notes about suggested reading: chapters:
Part I: 1,2,3, 7
Part II: 8,9,10,15,16
Part III: 17, 18, 19, 21
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • Michael W. Parsons, Thomas A. Hammeke, Clinical neuropsychology (A pockey handbook for assessment) Third Edition. Washington: America Psychological Association, 2014.