Neuropsychology and Neuro-rehabilition

Kingston University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Neuropsychology and Neuro-rehabilition

  • Host University

    Kingston University

  • Location

    London, England

  • Area of Study

    Psychology

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    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

    Upper

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    Hours & Credits

  • Credits

    4
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    0
  • Overview

    Course Content:

    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
    Neuroscience.

    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.

    Assessment:
    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

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