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CSCD3093: Topics in Neuropsychology

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.

Code CSCD3093
Academic unit Communication Sciences
Credit points 6
(CSCD2070 or BACH1165 or HSBH1003 or PSYC1001)
Assumed knowledge:
Cognitive Neuropsychology

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. explain the key assumptions, terminology and methodologies of cognitive neuroscience and cognitive neuropsychology
  • LO2. interpret patterns of impaired linguistic performance with reference to models of language processing
  • LO3. interpret patterns of impaired cognitive performance with reference to models of perception, attention, memory, executive function and social-emotional processing
  • LO4. relate impaired cognitive or linguistic performance to underlying neuroanatomy and neurophysiology
  • LO5. infer impaired cognitive and linguistic performance for varied neuropathological conditions
  • LO6. apply models of cognitive neuropsychology as a basis for understanding cognitive and linguistic assessment, prognosis and outcomes
  • LO7. develop solutions for rehabilitation of cognitive and linguistic impairments with reference to models of cognitive neuropsychology
  • LO8. demonstrate effective oral and written communication skills
  • LO9. work effectively as part of a team for the assignments and class activities

Unit outlines

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