PSYC317 - Intro to Neuropsychology
Prerequisites: PSYC315 Brain and Behaviour
Teaching Organisation 3 hours contact per week over 12 weeks or equivalent
Neuropsychological deficits and assessment represent an important area within psychology. This unit will build on material introduced in the prerequisite unit, introducing students to assessment techniques within the sub-discipline of neuropsychology. In particular, this unit will cover topics pertaining to the fundamentals of neuropsychology (including history, research, major assumptions and principles), techniques and examination procedures for investigating the brain, neuropsychological assessment and diagnosis, and higher-order brain functioning. This unit aims to develop your knowledge of the aetiology, consequences, prognosis, treatment options and rehabilitation opportunities for various brain disorders including neurodevelopmental, neurodegenerative and acquired brain injury.