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School of Psychology
NEUROSCIENCE AND NEUROPSYCHOLOGICAL REHABILITATION
Course unit
TECHNIQUES FOR REHABILITATION OF EXECUTIVE FUNCTIONS
PSP8082781, A.A. 2019/20

Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2018/19

Information on the course unit
Degree course Second cycle degree in
NEUROSCIENCE AND NEUROPSYCHOLOGICAL REHABILITATION
PS1091, Degree course structure A.Y. 2017/18, A.Y. 2019/20
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 3.0
Type of assessment Evaluation
Course unit English denomination TECHNIQUES FOR REHABILITATION OF EXECUTIVE FUNCTIONS
Department of reference Department of General Psychology
E-Learning website https://elearning.unipd.it/scuolapsicologia/course/view.php?idnumber=2019-PS1091-000ZZ-2018-PSP8082781-N0
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction Italian
Branch PADOVA
Single Course unit The Course unit CANNOT be attended under the option Single Course unit attendance
Optional Course unit The Course unit is available ONLY for students enrolled in NEUROSCIENCE AND NEUROPSYCHOLOGICAL REHABILITATION

Lecturers
Teacher in charge GIOVANNA MIONI M-PSI/01

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Other -- -- 3.0

Course unit organization
Period First semester
Year 2nd Year
Teaching method frontal

Type of hours Credits Teaching
hours
Hours of
Individual study
Shifts
Laboratory 3.0 21 54.0 No turn

Calendar
Start of activities 07/10/2019
End of activities 18/01/2020
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2017 course timetable

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
1 2019 01/10/2019 30/09/2020 MIONI GIOVANNA (Presidente)
GRASSI MASSIMO (Membro Effettivo)
STABLUM FRANCA (Membro Effettivo)

Syllabus
Prerequisites: Knowledge of the basic concepts in Neuropsychology.
The prerequisites concern the basic knowledge of neuropsychological rehabilitation, such as methods for setting up a rehabilitation protocol and evaluating the effectiveness of an intervention.
The course also requires a good comprehension of written and oral English in order to read scientific articles and understand videos presenting clinical cases.
Target skills and knowledge: The students will acquire practical knowledge and skills on the evaluation of executive functions (inhibitory control, planning, attention, and working memory) and on the different types of intervention to boost and rehabilitate these cognitive functions, both through traditional strategies and new tools and technologies (e.g., transcranial electric stimulation - tES).
Importantly, the students will be able to plan and implement rehabilitation intervention protocols for executive functions.
Examination methods: The exam will take place during the last lecture of the Laboratory or in an ad hoc exam date scheduled by the lecturer and will focus on the contents dealt with during the Laboratory, with particular reference to their applicative and operational components.
Specifically, the exam will require a presentation (oral - 10 minutes plus questions) of a clinical case (agreed with the lecturer) on the topics covered during the Laboratory.
Assessment criteria: The exam will aim to assess the student's knowledge and mastery of the contents presented during the course.
Since the Laboratory consists of a professional and experiential teaching methodology, the learning assessment criteria will focus specifically on these aspects, with particular reference to the empirical, clinical, and operational effects of the instruments, methods, and techniques presented during the Laboratory. Additional elements that will contribute to defining the final evaluation will be the active participation during the lessons/exercises, the activities carried out autonomously in the application of the presented contents, the participatory and shared presence in the work group.
Course unit contents: - Presentation of questionnaires and neuropsychological tasks aimed at the assessment and rehabilitation of the executive functions.
- Case studies.
- Presentation of new tools (e.g., tES) to rehabilitate impaired executive functions.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: Videos and scientific articles will be presented and discussed in small groups with supervision.
Regular attendance in class is expected from students, who will be divided into small groups, to facilitate their learning process on a professional and experiential basis. Group work in the classroom is an integral part of the teaching method of the Laboratory and is one of the learning activities, in addition to the assessment of students’ individual contribution. In this sense, regular attendance of the Laboratory is highly recommended.
STUDENTS WHO, FOR EXCEPTIONAL REASONS, ARE UNABLE TO ATTEND ARE ADVISED TO CONTACT THE LECTURER IN A TIMELY MANNER TO ARRANGE FOR ALTERNATIVE ACTIVITIES.
Additional notes about suggested reading: During the course, ad hoc articles will be provided on research techniques and methodologies that will be discussed and evaluated.
The study material for the exam is the following:
- the course slides;
- some scientific articles in English.
All the study material will be made available on the Moodle online platform.



- papers
- videos
- slides
all materials will be uploaded in Moodle
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)

Innovative teaching methods: Teaching and learning strategies
  • Laboratory
  • Case study
  • Interactive lecturing
  • Working in group
  • Problem solving
  • Video shooting made by the teacher/the students
  • Use of online videos
  • Loading of files and pages (web pages, Moodle, ...)

Innovative teaching methods: Software or applications used
  • Moodle (files, quizzes, workshops, ...)

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