Neuropsychology Methods

NEU40001 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn

Duration

  • 1 Semester

Contact hours

  • 36 Hours

Prerequisites

Admission into BH-HSC - Bachelor of Health Science (Honours) OR Admission into BH-INTHTHS - Bachelor of Research (Honours) OR Admission into BH-INTICT - Bachelor of Research (Honours) OR Admission into BH-INTSCI - Bachelor of Research (Honours) OR Admission into BH-SC - Bachelor of Science (Honours) OR Admission into BH-ARTS - Bachelor of Arts (Honours) OR Admission into BH-PSY1 - Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) Graduate Entry OR Admission into GD-PSYPG - Postgraduate Diploma of Psychology OR Admission into BH-INTBUS - Bachelor of Research (Honours) OR Admission into BH-INTDES - Bachelor of Research (Honours) OR Admission into BH-INTHAS - Bachelor of Research (Honours)

OR
300 Credit Points in spk(s): BH-PSY - Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) Standard Entry

Corequisites

Nil

Aims and objectives

This unit enables students to understand the field of neuropsychology, including the psychological and neurobiological disturbances associated with organic central nervous system dysfunction. Students will learn how to conduct neuropsychological assessments across a range of cognitive processes and disorders.


Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:
1. Articulate the theoretical and empirical bases of neuropsychological assessment for a range of cognitive processes.
2. Describe a broad range of clinical neuropsychological and neuropsychiatric conditions such as dementia, schizophrenia and traumatic brain injury.
3. Critically evaluate the scientific methods used to examine psychological and behavioural disturbances associated with central nervous system dysfunction.
4. Demonstrate critical and analytical thinking in relation to brain-behaviour relationships.
5. Analyse case studies for various neuropsychological disorders and report these in a professional manner.

Courses with unit

BH-Arts Bachelor of Arts (Honours) – Psychology
BH-PSY Bachelor of Psychology (Honours)
BH-PSY1 – Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) Graduate Entry
BH-HSC – Bachelor of Health Science (Honours)