Postgraduate taught 

Clinical Neuropsychology Knowledge & Practice MSc(MedSci)

Stroke and Clinical Neuropsychology MED5201

  • 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

Short Description

This course provides participants with advanced knowledge of biological basis of recovery from stroke, as well as the theory, assessment and rehabilitation of cognitive impairments commonly arising after stroke including disorders of language, perception, spatial attention, topographic orientation, praxis, and calculation. The course will also discuss psychological and relationship/family system approaches to the management of the emotional and behavioural consequences of stroke and other forms of acquired brain injury.

Timetable

Seven consecutive working 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

None

Co-requisites

None

Assessment

Two hour exam.

Main Assessment In: April/May

Course Aims

To provide participants with advanced knowledge of biological basis of recovery from stroke, as well as the theory, assessment and rehabilitation of cognitive impairments commonly arising after stroke including disorders of language, perception, spatial attention, topographic orientation, praxis, and calculation.

Participants will also develop and understanding of psychological and relationship/family system approaches to the management of the emotional and behavioural consequences of stroke and other forms of acquired brain injury.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

To be able to describe the biological mechanisms of recovery after stroke.

To be able to give an account of, and critically appraise approaches to, the theory, assessment and rehabilitation of disorders of (1) language, (2) perception, (3) spatial attention, (4) topographic orientation, (5) praxis, and (6) calculation.

To be able to describe, and critically appraise use of of psychological and relationship/family system approaches to the management of the emotional and behavioural consequences of stroke and other forms of acquired brain injury.

Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits

Students must pass the examination.