Clinical neuropsychology

lpsp1327  2020-2021  Louvain-la-Neuve

Clinical neuropsychology
Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information below is subject to change, in particular that concerning the teaching mode (presential, distance or in a comodal or hybrid format).
5 credits
30.0 h
Q1
Teacher(s)
Edwards Martin; Leloup Laëtitia (compensates Samson Dana); Samson Dana;
Language
English
Prerequisites

The prerequisite(s) for this Teaching Unit (Unité d’enseignement – UE) for the programmes/courses that offer this Teaching Unit are specified at the end of this sheet.
Main themes
The course presents the main neuropsychological semiotics in the areas of cognition such as memory, executive functions, attention, gnosies, praxis and language. The course will offer an introduction to the examination methods and theoretical work of disorder interpretation (cognitive approach of disorders), as well as an illustration of the approach of management.
The chapters covered in this course are:
- Memory: definition, semiology, etiopathogenesis, interpretative models
- Executive functions: definition, semiology, etiopathogenesis, interpretative models
- Attention: definition, semiology, etiopathogenesis, interpretative models
- Gnosia: Definition, semiology, etiopathogenesis, interpretative models
- Language: Definition, semiology and classification of aphasia, interpretative models (lexical, syntactic, semantic).
- Praxies: Definition, semiology, etiopathogenesis, interpretative models
Aims

At the end of this learning unit, the student is able to :

1 At the end of this course, the student must be able to master the theoretical and methodological knowledge that can identify the neuropsychological disorders present in an individual and to analyze the underlying causes. In the light of the learning outcomes framework, the course is aimed primarily at getting students to:
A1. Master knowledge that helps explain and understand an individual, group, or organization.
A2. Critically analyse and model a situation (individual, group, or organization) with reference to psychological theories, research findings, methods and tools.
Second, this course aims to get students to:
B1. Master knowledge of interventions to improve a given situation (individual, group, or organization).
E2. Identify the contribution and added value of scientific research in psychology and the sciences of education on its understanding of given situations.
 
Content
The course will present the main neuropsychological conditions in the fields of cognition such as the agnosias, attention, apraxia, executive functions, memory, social cognition, and language. In addition, the course will offer an introduction to examination methods and theoretical work on the interpretation of disorders (cognitive approach to disorders), as well as an illustration of the clinical management approach..
The chapters covered in this course are:
  • Agnosia
  • Attention
  • Apraxia
  • Executive function
  • Memory
  • Social cognition
  • Language
Teaching methods

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information in this section is particularly likely to change.

Lectures
Evaluation methods

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information in this section is particularly likely to change.

The modality of evaluation is an exam of multiple choice questions either in presence or online. A precise explanation of the exam is available on the Moodle platform.
Other information
The course is given in English and French. The exam questions are written in both languages.
Online resources
The Moodle platform
Faculty or entity
Force majeure
Teaching methods
The courses are made with Microsoft Teams
Evaluation methods
The exam is made online using Moodle. 
Other information
More precise communications will be made using the course details on Moodle


Programmes / formations proposant cette unité d'enseignement (UE)

Title of the programme
Sigle
Credits
Prerequisites
Aims
Bachelor in Psychology and Education: General

Bachelor in Psychology and Education : Speech and Language Therapy