Clinical neuroscience

lpsys2928  2021-2022  Louvain-la-Neuve

Clinical neuroscience
4 credits
30.0 h
Q2
Teacher(s)
Language
English
Main themes
The course will cover the following topics:
- Brain plasticity
- The contribution of neuroscientific and other technologies for the diagnosis of neuropsychological deficits
- The contribution of neuroscientific and other technologies to assist rehabilitation of neuropsychological deficits
- The contribution of neuroscientific and other technologies to measure the effectiveness of neuropsychological interventions.
The specific cognitive domain covered will depend on the teacher's expertise.
Aims

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

1 At the end of this teaching unit, the student will be able to:
- Complement her/his clinical analysis of an individual with neuroscientific data (A1 and A2)
- Assess the effectiveness of neuropsychological interventions on the basis of neuroscientific data (E2)
- Understand the contribution and limits of different neuroscientific methods and technologies for the diagnosis and rehabilitation of neuropsychological deficits (A1, B1, E1, E2).
In addition, the written coursework will allow reinforcing the ability to communicate critical thinking on a neuroscientific topic (C1 and C2).
Finally, self-learning opportunities will allow the student to assess and increase his/her professionalism and competences (F1 and F2).
 
Content
The course will cover the following topics:
  • Modern methods of patient diagnosis
  • The contribution of neuroscientific techniques to develop a better understanding of neurological diseases and neuropsychological disorders
  • The contribution of neuroscientific techniques and other technologies to assist in the rehabilitation of neuropsychological disorders.
  • The contribution of neuroscientific techniques and other technologies to measure and predict the effectiveness of neuropsychological interventions.
  • The mechanisms of cerebral plasticity.
Teaching methods
Lectures and a reverse classroom exercise
Evaluation methods
There are two evaluations of the course.
  • The first evaluation is an individual work involving a detailed report about the use of neuroscientific methods to enhance clinical patient diagnosis. The student will select a specific title from Moodle, and the titles will be closely linked to the course materials. The evaluation is worth 50% of the total final grade.
  • The second evaluation is reverse classroom group work that involves the development of a serious game for the purpose of patient diagnosis and rehabilitation. The students have to develop a prototype serious game, and present the serious game to the other students. The evaluation is worth 50% of the total final grade. 
Other information
The course is given in English. The evaluation of the course can be made in English or French.
Online resources
The Moodle Platform
Bibliography
Le cours utilisera des articles scientifiques spécifiques qui sont disponibles à la bibliothèque de l'UCLouvain. 
The course will use specific scientific articles that are available through the UCLouvain library. 
Faculty or entity


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

Title of the programme
Sigle
Credits
Prerequisites
Aims
Master [120] in Psychology