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School of Psychology
Course unit
PSO2044204, A.A. 2018/19

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Degree course Second cycle degree in
PS1932, Degree course structure A.Y. 2017/18, A.Y. 2018/19
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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
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction English
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 COGNITIVE NEUROSCIENCE AND CLINICAL NEUROPSYCHOLOGY

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

Course unit organization
Period Second semester
Year 1st Year
Teaching method frontal

Type of hours Credits Teaching
Hours of
Individual study
Lecture 6.0 42 108.0 No turn

Start of activities 25/02/2019
End of activities 14/06/2019
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2017 course timetable

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
7 2018-1 01/10/2018 30/09/2019 MONDINI SARA (Presidente)
AGRILLO CHRISTIAN (Membro Effettivo)
DEVITA MARIA (Membro Effettivo)
GRASSI MASSIMO (Membro Effettivo)

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
- Multiple Sclerosis and Demyelinating disorders
- Neuropsychology of oncology
- Neurotoxicology
- Alchool-Related Neuropathology
- 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: 8,9,10,13, 14, 15,16
Part III: 18
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. Cerca nel catalogo

Innovative teaching methods: Teaching and learning strategies
  • Lecturing
  • Laboratory
  • Case study
  • Working in group
  • Questioning
  • Active quizzes for Concept Verification Tests and class discussions
  • Video shooting made by the teacher/the students

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

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