DPSY5261 - Neuropsychological models of cognition and behaviour part 1 - 2018

0 points, SCA Band 1, 0.000 EFTSL

Postgraduate - Unit

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Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

Organisational Unit

School of Psychological Sciences

Chief examiner(s)

Professor Jennie Ponsford


Professor Julie Stout

Unit guides



  • First semester 2018 (On-campus)


Must be enrolled in Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Neuropsychology


Neuropsychological disorders will be considered from perspectives taken in cognitive psychology and cognitive neuropsychology. In particular, there will be an emphasis on establishing frameworks for conceptualising neuropsychological features of neurological and psychiatric conditions, and frameworks for approaching clinical assessment and rehabilitation.


On completion of this unit students will:

  1. Have knowledge of neural bases of attention, language, visuospatial functions, memory, executive functions, emotion processing, and complex adaptive behaviours, in both in normality and pathology;
  2. Understand the current theoretical models proposed to account for neuropsychological impairments.


2 x assignments (10% each)

4 x assignments (15% each)

Visual-graphic assignment (20%)

Oral presentation (hurdle requirement)

This unit applies to the following area(s) of study