Mandatory course for CNP, open to all CNP Master students.
This course provides theoretical foundations for the diagnostic process in clinical neuropsychology of cognitive, emotional and/or behavioral consequences as result of (possible) neurological or neuropsychiatric diseases in adolescent, adult and elderly patients. Students are taught to apply these theoretical foundations in a clinical context (based on actual patient data and case reports). All instructors are (clinical) neuropsychologists working in a clinical setting. The course involves 7 lectures addressing the following content domains: Cortical and Subcortical Dementias, Traumatic Brain Injury, Cerebrovascular Diseases, Neuropsychiatric Disorders, MS, Epilepsy, and Brain Tumors.
This course has the following course objectives:
1. At the end of the course the master student has theoretical knowledge of the cognitive impairments in neurological and neuropsychiatric diseases and is able to apply this knowledge in a clinical context.
2. At the end of the course the master student has theoretical knowledge of the emotional and behavioral changes in neurological and neuropsychiatric diseases and is able to apply this knowledge in a clinical context.
3. At the end of the workgroup series the master student has knowledge of common neuropsychological instruments (i.e. tests, questionnaires, and observational instruments) and is able to administer them.
4. At the end of the workgroups the master student is able to interpret the results of common neuropsychological instruments (i.e. tests, questionnaires, and observational instruments) and to integrate these findings into a coherent conclusion.
5. At the end of the course the master student has knowledge of the ethical guidelines and is able to apply them in a clinical context.
For the timetable of this course please refer to MyTimetable
Students must register themselves for all course components (lectures, tutorials and practicals) they wish to follow. You can register up to 5 days prior to the start of the course.
You must register for each exam in My Studymap at least 10 days before the exam date. You cannot take an exam without a valid registration in My Studymap. Carefully read all information about the procedures and deadlines for registering for courses and exams.
Exchange students and external guest students will be informed by the education administration about the current registration procedure.
By registering for a course you are also automatically registered for the Brightspace module. Anyone who is not registered for a course therefore does not have access to the Brightspace module and cannot participate in the first sit of the exam of that course.
Mode of instruction
7 lectures (2 hours each)
8 workgroups (8x3 hours):
In 3 practice workgroup sessions students practice in small groups with common neuropsychological instruments in combination with self-study prior to the workgroup (readers will be provided on Brightspace). Role playing, scoring and analysis of test performances will be used as teaching methods.
In 5 seminars the students get acquainted with observing patients, guidelines for taking an anamnesis, interpreting test results, and integrating them into a coherent conclusion. Analysis of case reports based on actual patients will be used as teaching methods.
In order to pass the course, students need to attend at least 75% of the workgroups.
50% Exam – 40 MC questions (course objective 1)
The MC exam is based on the literature (Lezak) and the content of the lectures. Language: English.
50% Individual assignment – timed case assignment assessing the scoring, interpretation and integration of neuropsychological test results (course objective 3, 4 and 5)
The individual assignment assesses the practical abilities taught in the workgroup sessions and the application of the readers provided on Brightspace. Students are allowed to use all materials used in the course (open book format). Language: Dutch or English (preference of the student).
Students will have to receive a passing grade for all two elements combined. The exam grade should be 5.0 or higher for each individual element.
Information about reviewing and discussing the exam and individual assignment will be provided through Brightspace during the course.
The Institute of Psychology follows the policy of the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences to systematically check student papers for plagiarism with the help of software. All students are required to take and pass the Scientific Integrity Test with a score of 100% in order to learn about the practice of integrity in scientific writing. Students are given access to the quiz via a module on Brightspace. Disciplinary measures will be taken when fraud is detected. Students are expected to be familiar with and understand the implications of this fraud policy.
Lezak 5th edition
NIP richtlijnen beroepscode