PC6069 - Clinical Neuroscience (2021/22)
|Module specification||Module approved to run in 2021/22|
|Module title||Clinical Neuroscience|
|Module level||Honours (06)|
|Credit rating for module||15|
|School||School of Social Sciences and Professions|
|Total study hours||150|
|Running in 2021/22||
This module allows students to develop and integrate their knowledge of biological psychology with reference to clinical disorders. The module will consider the neuropharmacological, neurophysiological and neuropsychological aspects of psychiatric and neurological disorders such as addiction, Alzheimer’s disease and schizophrenia.
Prior learning requirements
Topics such as neuroplasticity, memory, schizophrenia, addiction and developmental disorders will be discussed. Furthermore, the role of neuroscience in ethics, policy and law will be addressed with special reference to new and emerging technologies.
Learning Outcomes LO 1 - 3
Balance of independent study and scheduled teaching activity
The module is delivered through a variety of teaching and learning methods. A combination of group and individual activities will take place within a framework of lectures, seminars and workshops. Supplementary guided learning via WebLearn and self-managed private study will be provided throughout the module.
On successful completion of this module students will be able to:
1. Critically evaluate theoretical and the supporting/refuting empirical evidence for a variety of psychiatric, behavioural and neurological disorders
2. Conduct literature reviews and critically evaluate that literature.
3. Explain in a concise format the neuroscience of psychiatric, behavioural and neurological disorders
Summative assessment will be via an unseen examination of 2 hrs and a PowerPoint presentation of 15 slides (with notes). Formative assessment and constructive feedback will be provided in the form of tests delivered in-class tests and WebLearn. Students must obtain a minimum aggregate grade of 40% across the summative assessments to pass the module.
Chandler, C., (2015). Psychobiology. Chichester: Wiley-Blackwell
Breedlove, S.M., & N.V. Watson (2016). Behavioral neuroscience. Sunderland, MA: Sinauer Associates.
Chandler, C., (2010). The science of ADHD: A guide for parents and professionals. Oxford: Wiley Blackwell.
Kolb, B. and I.Q. Whishaw (2015). Fundamental of human neuropsychology (7th ed.). New York, NY: Worth Publishers.