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School of Psychology
Course unit
PSO2044204, A.A. 2019/20

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Degree course Second cycle degree in
PS1932, Degree course structure A.Y. 2017/18, A.Y. 2019/20
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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
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 02/03/2020
End of activities 12/06/2020
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2017 course timetable

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
8 2019 01/10/2019 30/09/2020 MONDINI SARA (Presidente)
AGRILLO CHRISTIAN (Membro Effettivo)
GRASSI MASSIMO (Membro Effettivo)
RICCARDI ALICE (Membro Effettivo)

Prerequisites: No exams is preliminary required, however the knowledge of bases of neuropsychology is expected. Students who did not take any exam of neuropsychology, usually find hard to follow this course.
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 neurological disorder acquired after lesions or diseases and the cognitive consequences. Using case studies culled from clinical work, the course provides students with firsthand accounts of neuropsychology in action integrating practical applications of neuropsychology to individuals with brain illness or injury. 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 a focal brain damage or brain disease or other clinical conditions affecting cognitive functions.
Examination methods: Written exam, with multiple choice questions, at the computer. Other activities during the course can give the students an adjunct point to the final score
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
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
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