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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
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) essay; (2) examination; and (3) active 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 Clinical Psychology (01870/54570); 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) and PSYC5531 Assessment and Intervention—Adult Complex Disorders
Co-requisites:
Nil.
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
12 x 3 hours (attendance to classes is compulsory)
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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