Cognitive Neuropsychology

School of Psychology

College of Life and Environmental Sciences

Details

Code 08655

Level of study Second Year

Credit value 10

Semester 1

Module description

Topics include:
Agnosia
Prosopagnosia
Neglect
Dyspraxia
Frontal lobe Syndrome
Dysphasia
Dyslexia and Dysgraphia
Working Memory
Amnesia

KEY LEARNING OUTCOMES:
On completion of this module the student will be able to:
1. Understand the historical development in the understanding of higher cognitive functions.
2. Distinguish between agnosia, prosopagnosia, neglect, dyspraxia, frontal lobe syndrome, dyslexia, dysphasia, dysgraphia, deficits of working memory and amnesia.
3. Discuss different levels of deficit for each of the above conditions within information processing frameworks.
4. Demonstrate how different levels within an information processing model may be assessed.

Teaching and learning methods

Lectures and workshops