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DPSY6162 - Case analysis and professional practice in neuropsychology 2

SCA Band 1, 0.000 EFTSL

Postgraduate Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

Leader: Professor Jennie Ponsford


Clayton First semester 2007 (Day)


Students will observe oral case presentations given by experienced clinicians and other students and will present their own cases. They will be exposed to a variety of different presentation styles designed to cater for specific audiences and will learn to evaluate case material in an objective and critical manner. They will participate in discussions of clinical issues and recent developments in the field of Clinical Neuropsychology and will be challenged to remain informed about such developments and issues.


The primary aim of this unit is to provide students with an opportunity to practice giving oral presentations of case material. A secondary aim is to provide a forum in which students may discuss other professional issues of interest to them.
On completion of this unit students will:

  1. be proficient in summarising and presenting case material in an oral format suitable for a number of different audiences, ranging from a hospital or rehabilitation setting through to a medico-legal forum, to other colleagues and to lay persons,
  2. participate confidently and productively in case discussions;
  3. be informed about current issues in the field of Clinical Neuropsychology.


Students will be required to participate in class discussions on a regular basis. Each student will also be required to prepare and present one 45 minute oral presentation describing an issue of current interest in Clinical Neuropsychology or a case seen during their practical work.