Upon successful completion of the course, students will have a basic level of knowledge and understanding of the procedures involved in neuropsychological assessment, but also of the conceptual issues that invariably arise in the course of designing the assessment and interpreting the results. Also, students will have basic knowledge of the neuropsychological deficits often found in various neurological, psychiatric and other disorders.
Course Content (Syllabus)
Goals and methods of neuropsychological assessment. Basic principles for the development of tests based on theories of brain functioning and selection of test batteries for diagnosis of cerebral damage or dysfunction. Interpretation of neuropsychological assessment results and report writing. Administration of commonly used tests in clinical assessment and research. Neuropsychological deficits in various neurological, psychiatric and other disorders.
brain functioning, diagnosis, cerebral dysfunction, neuropsychological assessment