Neuropsychology and Neuro-rehabilition
Area of Study
Taught In English
Strong background in biological psychology, including successful completion of
intermediate-level module(s) covering cognition and biological Psychology such as
PS5008 Mental Health & Brian Function (or equivalent).
Course Level Recommendations
ISA offers course level recommendations in an effort to facilitate the determination of course levels by credential evaluators.We advice each institution to have their own credentials evaluator make the final decision regrading course levels.
Recommended U.S. Semester Credits4
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units0
Hours & Credits
This module has two main parts.
Autumn Semester - Neuropsychology:
It places a particular emphasis on understanding the effects of brain activity on cognitive
and social aspects of human behaviour (and vice-versa). In addition, the module
addresses the effects of brain injury and neurological impairments with a view to
understand models of normal cognitive and social functioning.
Topics covered include: Evolution of the human brain, History of neuropsychology
(including methods), Hemispheric Specialisation, Attention, memory and language, Face
processing and prosopagnosia, Emotion, Executive Function, and Introduction to Social
Spring Semester - Neuro-rehabilitation:
It introduces students to modern techniques for the diagnosis of neurological disorders
and their neuropsychiatric implications. Interventions for the treatment and
management of neurological disorders will be evaluated.
Topics covered include: Introduction to rehabilitation, Neuropsychological assessment,
Mechanisms of acquired brain injury, neuroplasticity and synaptic re-organisation,
Neuropsychiatry, Movement disorders, and Rehabilitation strategies for disorders of
movement, vision, attention, memory and executive function.
Teaching: 2 hour lectures, including an interactive element.
STUDY OPTION 1:
? A 1000-word essay (30%)
? 2 hour exam (70%)
STUDY OPTION 2: 1,000 essay
STUDY OPTION 2: tbc.
Study Option 1 = Whole Year
Study Option 2 = Autumn
Study Option 3 = Spring/summer
Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.
Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.
Some courses may require additional fees.
Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.
Please reference fall and spring course lists as not all courses are taught during both semesters.
Please note that some courses with locals have recommended prerequisite courses. It is the student's responsibility to consult any recommended prerequisites prior to enrolling in their course.