Neurosciences For Clinical Neuropsychology MED5159
- Academic Session: 2020-21
- School: Health and Wellbeing
- Credits: 20
- Level: Level 5 (SCQF level 11)
- Typically Offered: Semester 2
- Available to Visiting Students: No
- Available to Erasmus Students: No
This course provides a detailed introduction to neuroscience relevant to practice in clinical neuropsychology. Topics include neuroanatomy, neurotransmission, neuropharmacology, the neurological examination, neuroimaging, neurosurger and neuropathology. The pathology of the major neurological conditions is examined, including tumours, stroke, head injury, systemic conditions, and degenerative conditions. The neuroscience relevant to major psychiatric conditions is also addressed.
Seven consecutive working days as a part of a two-week teaching block in January
Requirements of Entry
A professional qualification in a relevant healthcare profession (e.g. Clinical Psychology, Medicine, Occupational Therapy, Speech & Language Therapy, Physiotherapy).
This course is examined as part of two exam that covers this course as well as the Epilepsy, Seizure and Sleep Disorders Course.
Main Assessment In: April/May
To develop a systematic understanding of knowledge of basic and clinical neurosciences relevant to practice in clinical neuropsychology.
Intended Learning Outcomes of Course
To demonstrate knowledge of neuroscience relevant to clinical neuropsychology including: neuroanatomy, neurotransmission, neuropharmacology, the neurological examination, neuroradiological assessments and their applications, neurosurgery and neuropathology.
To demonstrate knowledge of the neuroanatomy and neuropathology of common neurological conditions, including tumours, stroke, head injury, systemic, and degenerative conditions.
Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits
Students must pass the examination.