Module Details for the Academic Year 2018/2019

PSY40020 Neuropsychology

This module will introduce the student to the principles and methods of Cognitive Neuropsychology. The methodological and conceptual basis of cognitive neuropsychology are considered and the course emphasises both a clinical and an experimental approach to the study of brain-behavioural relationships.

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On completing this module, students will have acquired the following knowledge:1) Understanding of the basic anatomy and physiology of the Central Nervous System (CNS)2) Understanding of the methods used to investigate the functions of the CNS3) Understanding of the principal ways in which the relationship between neuroscience and human behaviour is studied and will be able to do the following:4) Engage robustly with primary literature on neuropsychology, 5) Critically appraise claims of links between brains and behaviour, and 6) Relate work in neuropsychology to other work within disciplines contributing to cognitive science. 
Item Workload


Specified Learning Activities


Autonomous Student Learning




Description % of Final Grade Timing
Assignment: 2500 word critical evaluation of assigned topic area.


Coursework (End of Semester)
Essay: 2000 word essay on assigned topic


Week 9


This module is not passable by compensation

Resit Opportunities

In-semester assessment


If you fail this module you may repeat, resit or substitute where permissible

Module Requisites and Incompatibles

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Prior Learning

Students should have a strong background in psychology, or a related discipline.
Curricular information is subject to change