Spring 2013 not offered
|Course Cluster: Disability Studies|
This introductory course will examine the relationship between brain functioning and cognition, behavior and emotion through the study of human brain disorders. The course will begin with a brief overview of basic human regional neuroanatomy, followed by an exploration of neuropsychological assessment and intervention (its history, rationale, goals, and procedures). These topics will provide a foundation for the discussion of more specific topics in neuropsychology (e.g., traumatic brain injury, dementia, psychiatric disorders, cerebrovascular disorders, seizure disorders, learning disabilities, autism, etc.) and the role that neuropsychologists play in the evaluation and treatment of individuals with these disorders.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Student Option|
||Prerequisites: [NS&B213 or BIOL213 or PSYC240]
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: None
Kolb & Whishaw, FUNDAMENTALS OF HUMAN NEUROPSYCHOLOGY, 6th Ed., W.H. Freeman & Co.
|Examination and Assignments: |
Two in-class quizzes. Two exams consisting of multiple choice and brief essays. One 4-6 page paper.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
In the PSYC major, this is a Column 1 breadth requirement course. Students who have taken PSYC247 (Neuroscience Perspectives on Psychopathologies), cannot take this course.