Postgraduate taught 

Clinical Neuropsychology Knowledge & Practice MSc(MedSci)

Paediatric Neurological Conditions And Clinical Neuropsychology MED5163

  • Academic Session: 2019-20
  • School: Health and Wellbeing
  • Credits: 10
  • Level: Level 5 (SCQF level 11)
  • Typically Offered: Semester 2
  • Available to Visiting Students: No
  • Available to Erasmus Students: No

Short Description

This course will enable participants to develop advanced knowledge of the main stages and processes in brain development as well as paediatric neurological conditions that affect children and may have persisting neurological and neuropsychological consequences into adulthood. Conditions covered include autistic spectrum disorders, head injury, epilepsy, automimmune encephalopathies, and exposure to toxic substances including alcohol. Cognitive disorders including memory, attention, executive and visual perceptual disorders will be examined. 

Timetable

Three consecutive days as a part of a two-week teaching block in Clinical Neuropsychology in March.

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

One 5000 word essay.

Course Aims

To develop advanced knowledge of the main stages and processes in brain development as well as paediatric neurological conditions that affect children and may have persisting neurological and neuropsychological consequences into adulthood. Conditions covered include autistic spectrum disorders, head injury, epilepsy, automimmune encephalopathies, and exposure to toxic substances including alcohol.


To develop knowledge of how cognitive disorders affecting memory,
 attention, executive and visual perceptual disorders present in childhood.

 

This course will be of use to those who work with adults or those at the adolescent/adult interface. It will help them to understand the nature and consequences of neurological damage in childhood.

 

This course will inform those working with adults about neurological disorders that develop or are acquired in childhood.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

To be able to describe the main stages and processes in brain development and identify the main disorders that disrupt brain development and describe how they impact on behaviour and cognition across the lifespan.

To identity the main features and consequence of autistic spectrum disorders, head injury, epilepsy, automimmune encephalopathies, and exposure to toxic substances including alcohol in children.

To be able to critically appraise theories aiming to account for autistic spectrum disorders

To describe and critically appraise models of childhood disorders of memory, attention, executive and visuospatial functions.

To be able to critically appraise evidence in relation to cognitive rehabilitation after paediatric brain injury.

Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits

Students must pass the examination.