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Unit of study_

Topics in Neuropsychology - CSCD3093

Year - 2020

A cognitive neuropsychological approach to brain-behaviour relationships is presented and applied to understanding speech perception and production, language comprehension, attention, working memory and long-term memory. Models of language, attention, and memory are examined and their implications for clinical practice are considered. The major neurological disorders and psychological conditions that affect language, attention, and memory are discussed, along with approaches to cognitive and neuropsychological rehabilitation and recovery. Students acquire knowledge of normal cognition, the neuropsychological approach to brain- behaviour relationships and cognitive processes; the cognitive and behavioural consequences of brain damage and models of cognitive rehabilitation.

2 hours per week lectures, 8x1 hour tutorials

10 min presentation: literature review- small group (10%) and essay individual (40%) and short essay exam - 1 hour (50)%

Whitworth, A., Webster., J and Howard, D. (2014). A cognitive neuropsychological approach to assessment and intervention in aphasia. A clinician's guide. Second Edition. Hove: Psychology Press.

Assumed knowledge
Cognitive Neuropsychology


(CSCD2070 or BACH1165 or HSBH1003 or PSYC1001)




Faculty: Medicine and Health

Semester 2

24 Aug 2020

Department/School: Communication Sciences
Study Mode: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Census Date: 28 Sep 2020
Unit of study level: Senior
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: No
Faculty/department permission required? No
More details
Unit of Study coordinator: A/Prof Steven Cumming
HECS Band: 2
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