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2020-2021 University Catalog 
2020-2021 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

PS 709 - Neuropsychological Assessment

This course emphasizes clinical application of neuropsychological principles. During the first half of the course, classroom presentations and discussions focus on conceptual and procedural issues related to neuropsychological interviewing, test selection, test administration, test scoring, interpretation, and intervention. A variety of neuropsychological domains will be covered, including attention, visuospatial ability, memory, language, and executive function. In the second half of the course, case vignettes and data are used to highlight patterns of test results associated with neurological conditions that are often the focus of clinical referral. These conditions will include, but are not limited to, traumatic brain injury, stroke, age-related neurodegenerative diseases, and epilepsy. A portion of each class will be devoted to student-directed critical review and summary of the case material and readings for that week.

Credits: 3