UWA Handbook 2017

Unit details

PSYC5537 Neuropsychology 2

Credit 6 points
  Offering
(see Timetable)
AvailabilityLocationMode
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Face to face
Content This unit introduces students to the neurological and behavioural sequelae of various neuropsychological disorders with a primarily multifocal/diffuse neuropsychological presentation (e.g. dementias) and highlights traditional and contemporary techniques used to increase understanding of the neural mechanisms contributing to the client's presentation. Current rehabilitative strategies are also reviewed.
Outcomes Students are able to (1) describe the neuropathological and neurobehavioural sequelae of a number of neuropsychological disorders; (2) evaluate current neuropsychological research; and (3) consider the application of recent research to clinical practice including best clinical practice for assessment and interventions of covered disorders.
Assessment Typically this unit is assessed in the following ways: (1) essay; (2) case report; and (3) participation. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s) Dr Michael Weinborn
Unit rules
Prerequisites: enrolment in the combined Doctor of Philosophy and Master of Clinical Neuropsychology (01890/54590) or the combined Doctor of Philosophy and Master of Psychology (00890/52590) or the combined Doctor of Philosophy and Master of Clinical Psychology (01870/54570) or the Master of Psychology (Clinical) (52560) or the Doctor of Psychology (50840); and PSYC5672 Foundations in Clinical Skills I (formerly PSYC8672 Foundations in Clinical Skills I) and PSYC5673 Foundations in Clinical Skills II (formerly PSYC8673 Foundations in Clinical Skills II)
Incompatibility: PSYC5541 Theories and Disorders (formerly PSYC8541 Theories and Disorders); PSYC5591 Neuropsychopathology (formerly PSYC8591 Neuropsychopathology); PSYC5595 Plasticity and Rehabilitation (formerly PSYC8595 Plasticity and Rehabilitation)
Contact hours 13 x 3 hours (attendance to classes is compulsory)
Unit Outlinehttp://www.unitoutlines.science.uwa.edu.au/Units/PSYC5537/SEM-2/2017
Note Students enrolled in an APAC accredited program must hold provisional registration as a psychologist. It is the students' responsibility to ensure registration eligibility. Enrolled students are also responsible for maintaining provisional registration for the duration of their enrolment in the program.

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