PYM2CL-Clinical neuropsychology

Module Provider: Psychology
Number of credits: 10 [5 ECTS credits]
Level:7
Terms in which taught: Spring term module
Pre-requisites:
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Module version for: 2016/7

Module Convenor: Prof Judith Ellis

Email: j.a.ellis@reading.ac.uk

Summary module description:
The purpose of this module is to inform students about some of the fundamental constructs in the study of neuropsychology, and in particular how they relate to clinical issues.

Aims:
The purpose of this module is to inform students about some of the fundamental constructs in the study of neuropsychology, and in particular how they relate to clinical issues.

Assessable learning outcomes:
By the end of the course, students should be able to:
• Describe some of the theoretical notions in neuropsychology.
• Be able to offer a definition of key terms or ideas in the area
• Describe important perceptual and cognitive changes (and the underlying changes in the brain) in a range of illnesses
• Be able to describe and evaluate some recent experimental work in the field of neuropsychology.
• Apply their knowledge in the evaluation of a piece of psychological research.

Assessment will be by examination

Additional outcomes:
It is anticipated that this module will inform much subsequent work by students on postgraduate courses in psychology.

Outline content:
Disorders of processing, in particular in memory & executive processes, in clinical populations. Topics will include: Alzheimer’ Disease; Autism Spectrum Disorders and their neurobiology; Dysxecutive disorders; Disorders of self and memory.

Brief description of teaching and learning methods:
Students will be given directed readings that they will be expected to have read before attending seminars. Seminars will last 2-3 hours. A member of the Department of Psychology staff will give an overview lecture on the important learning points and then lead a discussion amongst students to enable them to complete the examination.

Contact hours:
  Autumn Spring Summer
Seminars 15
Guided independent study 85
       
Total hours by term 100.00
       
Total hours for module 100.00

Summative Assessment Methods:
Method Percentage
Written exam 100

Other information on summative assessment:
One two-hour examination, comprising two 1 hour ‘seen’ essay questions: answer two questions from four on the paper. Questions released two weeks in advance of the examination.

Formative assessment methods:

Penalties for late submission:
Penalties for late submission on this module are in accordance with the University policy. Please refer to page 5 of the Postgraduate Guide to Assessment for further information: http://www.reading.ac.uk/internal/exams/student/exa-guidePG.aspx

Length of examination:
2 hours

Requirements for a pass:
50%

Reassessment arrangements:
Failed examinations may be re-sat in August/September.

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Last updated: 21 December 2016

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