Postgraduate taught 

Clinical Neuropsychology Knowledge & Practice MSc(MedSci)

Acquired Brain Injury And Clinical Neuropsychology MED5092

  • Academic Session: 2020-21
  • School: Health and Wellbeing
  • Credits: 15
  • Level: Level 5 (SCQF level 11)
  • Typically Offered: Semester 1
  • Available to Visiting Students: No
  • Available to Erasmus Students: No

Short Description

This course provides detailed knowledge of common conditions that cause acquired brain injury, including head injury, encephalitis, alcohol related brain damage, and toxic conditions. The course describes the theory, assessment and rehabilitation of disorders of consciousness, insight/awareness, cognition, fatigue and psychosocial functions that are commonly affected after acquired brain injury. Cognitive functions covered include memory, attention, and executive functions.

Timetable

Five consecutive days as a part of a two-week teaching block in Clinical Neuropsychology in November

Requirements of Entry

A professional qualification in a relevant healthcare profession (e.g. Clinical Psychology, Medicine, Occupational Therapy, Speech & Language Therapy, Physiotherapy).

Excluded Courses

N/A

Co-requisites

N/A

Assessment

This course is examined as part of two exam.

Main Assessment In: April/May

Course Aims

To develop advanced level of knowledge of common conditions that cause acquired brain injury, including head injury, encephalitis, alcohol related brain damage, and toxic conditions.

To develop an understanding of the theory, assessment and rehabilitation of disorders of consciousness, insight/awareness, fatigue and psychosocial functions that are commonly affected after acquired brain injury.

To develop an understanding of the theory, assessment and rehabilitation of disorders memory, attention, and executive functions.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

To be able to describe the pathology and common consequences of common conditions that cause acquired brain injury, including head injury, encephalitis, alcohol related brain damage, and toxic conditions.
To be able to describe and critically appraise approaches to the theory, assessment and rehabilitation of disorders of memory, insight/awareness, attention and executive functions.

To be able to describe and critically appraise approaches to the theory, assessment and rehabilitation of fatigue and the psychosocial consequences of brain injury

Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits

Students must pass the examination.