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Child Neuropsychological Disorders (PSYC90042)

Graduate courseworkPoints: 6.25On Campus (Parkville)

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Overview

Year of offer2019
Subject levelGraduate coursework
Subject codePSYC90042
Campus
Parkville
Availability
Semester 2
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

This subject covers topics such as the process of central nervous system development, and the impact of cerebral insult on the process of development. Theoretical issues, including recovery of function and cerebral plasticity, are addressed with reference to Central Nervous System (CNS) disorders common to children (such as head injury, epilepsy, cerebral infection, attention deficits, learning disabilities, and the autistic spectrum of disorders). Clinical practice in child neuropsychology is also addressed with reference to topics such as neuropsychological assessment procedures, family interventions, and behavioural management.

Intended learning outcomes

Knowledge

On completion of this subject, students should be able to:

  • Describe characteristic features of CNS disorders common to children and adolescents (such as head injury, epilepsy, cerebral infection, attention deficits, learning disabilities and the autistic spectrum of disorders);
  • Describe the factors that contribute to the development and maintenance of CNS disorders that commonly present in childhood and adolescence
  • Describe evidence-based approaches to assessment and intervention for CNS disorders commonly seen in childhood and adolescence.

Skills

On completion of this subject students should: 

  • Develop skills in assessment and diagnosis of CNS disorders that typically manifest across different developmental stages during childhood.

Application of Knowledge and Skills

On completion of this subject, students should be able to:

  • Develop clinical case formulations and intervention plans for children and adolescents experiencing CNS disorders that take into account systemic and developmental variables.

Generic skills

Written, oral and interpersonal communication skills

Analytical, information integration and synthesizing skills.

Last updated: 3 April 2019