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School of Psychology
Course unit
PSO2043217, A.A. 2019/20

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

Information on the course unit
Degree course First cycle degree in
PS1082, Degree course structure A.Y. 2015/16, A.Y. 2019/20
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 9.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination NEUROPSYCHOLOGY
Department of reference Department of General Psychology
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction Italian
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

Teacher in charge ETTORE AMBROSINI M-PSI/02

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Core courses M-PSI/02 Psychobiology and Physiological Psychology 9.0

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

Type of hours Credits Teaching
Hours of
Individual study
Lecture 9.0 63 162.0 No turn

Start of activities 02/03/2020
End of activities 12/06/2020
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2015 course timetable

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
9 2019 01/10/2019 30/09/2020 AMBROSINI ETTORE (Presidente)
MAPELLI DANIELA (Membro Effettivo)
MONTEFINESE MARIA (Membro Effettivo)

Prerequisites: To easily understand the contents of the course, the student should ideally possess notions of psychobiology, neuroanatomy, neurophysiology and cognitive psychology.
Target skills and knowledge: The aim of the course is to provide effective knowledge of:
1) The research methodology used in neuropsychology, including neuroimaging techniques;
2) The main disorders resulting from brain injury in adults;
3) The main cognitive models outlined by the study of patients with acquired brain injury.
Examination methods: The exam consists of a computerized test

In order to participate in the examination, the student MUST register via UNIWEB
Assessment criteria: The student's assessment will be based on the comprehension of the main concepts developed throughout the course and the ability to apply them in an autonomous and informed way.
Course unit contents: Methods of investigation in neuropsychology.
Neural mechanisms of movement and motor disorders.
Neural bases of attention and attention disorders.
Neuropsychology of emotions.
Neural bases of language and language disorders.
Neural bases of perception and perceptual deficits.
Neural mechanisms of memory and memory disorders.
Neural bases of executive functions and disorders of executive functions.
Neuropsychology of neurodegenerative diseases.
Elements of brain plasticity and functional recovery.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: The course consists in in-depth lectures.
Audio-video material will be presented during the lessons
Additional notes about suggested reading: The contents explained in class and any other material will be uploaded on Moodle
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • L├ádavas, Elisabetta; Berti, Anna, Neuropsicologia, terza edizione. Bologna: Il mulino, 2014. Cerca nel catalogo

Innovative teaching methods: Teaching and learning strategies
  • Lecturing
  • Case study
  • Interactive lecturing
  • Questioning
  • Concept maps
  • Active quizzes for Concept Verification Tests and class discussions
  • Use of online videos

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

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