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BSc Neuropsychology

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Compulsory Modules

Semester 1

  • PPP-3001: Project (Single Honours Psych) (40) Core
    Reading list Required The list of required readings depends on the individual project and will be announced by the project supervisor. Recommended (core text): Wood, C., Giles, D., & Percy, C. (2009). Your psychology project handbook: Becoming a researcher. Harlow: Essex: Pearson Education Limited.
    or
    PCC-3001: Prosiect (40) Core
    Rhestr ddarllen Gofynnol Mae'r rhestr ddarllen ofynnol yn dibynnu ar y project unigol a chaiff ei chyhoeddi gan oruchwyliwr y project. Argymhellir (testun craidd): Wood, C., Giles, D., & Percy, C. (2009). Your psychology project handbook: Becoming a researcher. Harlow: Essex: Pearson Education Limited.
  • PPP-4010: Clinical Neuropsychology I (20)
    The module will introduce students to the principles of neuropsychological assessment, provide an understanding of the pathophysiology of common diseases causing neuropsychological disability, and a foundation in functional neuroanatomy and neurological localisation relevant to the practice of clinical neuropsychology. It will also introduce students to neuropsychological disorders frequently encountered in clinical practice such as amnesia, aphasia, neglect, visuospatial impairment, agnosia, alexia, apraxia, and dysexecutive disorders. Reading List Lezak, M.D. (2004). Neuropsychological Assessment. Oxford: Oxfor University Press. Goldstein, L.H. & McNeil, J.E. (2004). Clinical Neuropsychology: A Practical Guide to Assessment and Management for Clinicians. Chichester: Wiley. Heilman, K.M. &Valenstein, E. (1985). Clinical Neuropsychology. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Snyder, P.J. & Nussbaum, P.D. (1998). Clinical neuropsychology: A Pocket Handbook for Assessment. Washington: American Psychological Association. Banich. M.T. (1997). Neuropsychology: The neural basis of mental functioning. Boston: Houghton Mifflin. Bradshaw, J.L. & Mattingley, J.B. (1995). Clinical neuropsychology: Behavioural and brain science. SanDeigo: Academic Press. Cytowic, R.E. (1996). The neurological side of neuropsychology. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press. Feinberg, T.E. & Farah, M.J. (1997). Behavioral neurology and neuropsychology. New York: McGraw Hill. Luria, A.R. (1973). Higher cortical functions in man. Basic Books. McCarthy, R.A. & Warrington, E.K. (1990). Cognitive neuropsychology: A clinical introduction. Academic Press Kolb, B. & Wishaw, I.P. (1990). Fundamentals of human neuropsychology Freeman. Martin, G.N. (1998). Human neuropsychology. London: Prentice Hall Stuss, D.T. & Knight, R.T. (2002). Principles of Frontal Lobe Function. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Walsh, K.W. & Darby, D. (1985). Neuropsychology: A Clinical Approach. Churchill Livingstone.

Semester 2

  • PPP-3001: Project (Single Honours Psych)
    Reading list Required The list of required readings depends on the individual project and will be announced by the project supervisor. Recommended (core text): Wood, C., Giles, D., & Percy, C. (2009). Your psychology project handbook: Becoming a researcher. Harlow: Essex: Pearson Education Limited.
    or
    PCC-3001: Prosiect
    Rhestr ddarllen Gofynnol Mae'r rhestr ddarllen ofynnol yn dibynnu ar y project unigol a chaiff ei chyhoeddi gan oruchwyliwr y project. Argymhellir (testun craidd): Wood, C., Giles, D., & Percy, C. (2009). Your psychology project handbook: Becoming a researcher. Harlow: Essex: Pearson Education Limited.
  • PPP-4009: Behavioural Neurology (20) Core
    Students will be introduced to the principles of taking a neurological history and performing a neurological examination, via the demonstration of illustrative neurological and neurobehavioural patients in case conferences. Patients with neurological and neuropsychological disorders such as those involving memory, language, visuospatial abilities, object recognition, control of movement, executive control and emotional regulation will be presented. Students will be introduced to working within a clinical setting, and to the ethical issues surrounding working with neurological patients. Through lectures, neuroradiology case conferences, brain dissection and an MRI practical class, students will learn functional human neuroanatomy relevant to common neurological and neuropsychological disorders, and structural neuroimaging as a tool in clinical practice and neurobehavioral research. The pathophysiology of major neurological disorders causing neuropsychological disability will be discussed. Reading List: Feinberg, T.E. & Farah, M.J. (2003). Behavioral neurology and neuropsychology (ed 2). New York: McGraw Hill. Heilman, K.M. &Valenstein, E. (2011). Clinical Neuropsychology (ed 5). Oxford: Oxford University Press. Hodges, J.R. (2007). Cognitive Assessment for Clinicians (ed 2). Oxford: Oxford University Press Kolb, B. & Wishaw, I.P. (2008). Fundamentals of Human Neuropsychology (ed 6). New York: Worth Martin, G.N. (2006). Human Neuropsychology (ed 2). Harlow: Pearson Mesulam, M-M (2000) Principles of Behavioral and Cognitive Neurology (ed 2) Oxford: Oxford University Press

Optional Modules

60 credits from:

  • PLP-3002: Brain and Language (20) (Semester 2)
    Reading List The following is a list of recommended course reference books for use as background/supplementary reading. There is no assigned textbook. A detailed week-by-week list of readings for the weekly seminars will be distributed in Week 1. Readings will be available through the library (either in hard copy or electronically) and/or via the module Blackboard site. Goldrick, Ferreira, & Miozzo (2014). The oxford Handbook of Language Production. Oxford University Press. Harley, T. A. (2014). The Psychology of Language (4th edition). Psychology Press. Hillis, A. E. (2002). The handbook of adult language disorders. Psychology press. http://aalfredoardila.files.wordpress.com/2013/07/ardila-a-2014-aphasia-handbook-miami-fl-florida-international-university1.pdf
  • PSP-3002: Evolution & Human Soc Beh (20) (Semester 1)
    Reading List Required texts are: The Selfish Gene by Richard Dawkins, and The Mating Mind, by Geoffrey Miller Students will be provided with reading lists for each lecture. Other required and recommended readings include approximately 0-4 journal articles per week, all freely available through the university library website. Students may find the book In Your Face, by David Perrett helpful for the second half of the course.
  • PCP-3004: Cognitive Neuroscience (20) (Semester 2)
    Reading List Many of the topics covered are discussed in Gazzaniga, M., Ivry, R., & Mangun, G., (2008), Cognitive Neuroscience: The biology of Mind (3rd Edition). MIT Press. Shallice, T. & Cooper, R.P. (2011). The organization of mind. Oxford University Press. Additional readings will be given in class.
  • PCP-3009: Control of Mental Processes (20) (Semester 2)
    Recommended reading for this module is as follows: Marie T. Banich, Rebecca Compton (2010). Cognitive Neuroscience Cenage Learning. ISBN: 1408060337
  • PPP-4003: Clinical Neuropsychology II (20) (Semester 2)
    Key readings required for student presentations will be given out in class at least 1 week prior. PowerPoint presentations posed on Blackboard within 24 hours of Lecture The following list is a representative sample of scientific literature either given as reading to the students or presented in the lectures. Memory disorders Dementia Stroke and recovery Rehabilitation Epilepsy Parkinson’s Disease Traumatic Brain Injury Clinical trials and evidence based medicine
  • PPP-4004: Bio Bases of Neuro Disorders (20) (Semester 1)
    The module will provide insights into aspects of clinical and basic neuroscience that are critical for understanding the neurobiological basis of mental illness. Topics will include: • The functional organization of the human brain; • The structure and function of neurons, neural transmission and basic neuropharmacology; • Principles of neuropsychological assessment; • Systems neuroscience, as revealed by neurophysiology and neuropsychology, relevant to understanding major neuropsychiatric illness, including anxiety, depression, learning disability and psychosis. Special attention will focus on: • The functions of the limbic system, frontal cortex, hypothalamus and other subcortical structures in regulating learning, motivation, emotion and empathy. • The functions of the frontal and parietal cortex in regulating attention and purposeful behavior. • The function of major ascending neurotransmitter systems and their derangement in major psychiatric illness.
  • PPP-4005: Methods in Cog & Brain Res (20) (Semester 1)
    One part of the module will provide specific examples in selected areas of cognition and neuroscience, including patient studies, psychophysics, MRI, EEG and TMS. This part is composed of guest lectures talking about one or more research methods in cognition and brain. The second part of the module aims to provide in-depth analysis of specific topics within the area of psychology and neuroscience, highlighting the different methods. This part includes students’ evaluation and writing about one selected topic in cognition and brain.
  • PPP-4021: Intro Neuroimaging Analysis (10) (Semester 1)
  • PPP-4022: Introduction to Neuroimaging (10) (Semester 1)
  • PPP-4023: Adv. Neuroimaging Concepts (10) (Semester 1)
  • PPP-4025: Applied Neurosci: Case Studies (20) (Semester 2)
  • PPP-4026: Clin&Applied Neurosci:Theory (20) (Semester 2)
  • PPP-4027: Educational Neuroscience (20) (Semester 2)
  • Students taking PPP-4025 must also take PPP-4026.