Neuropsychology BPS306 Online Course

Neuropsychology Online Course Sale!
Full Fee $595.00 incl GST - Best Value!
Payment Plan $800.00 incl GST
Duration 100 hrs / 12 months
Exam Optional
Tutor Support Yes unlimited by email
Qualification Certificate
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Cognitive neuropsychology is the area of psychology that studies brain-damaged patients to understand the workings of our brain. Our brain is constructed of two hemispheres which are responsible for different facets of human personality and behaviour. Despite some essential differences in some functions, these hemispheres communicate through inter-hemispheric neural connections, most through the corpus callosum. This communication allows the brain to integrate different elements to produce coordinated, apparently seamless action and a unified personality.

Course Aims:

  • Describe the relevance of neuropsychology to managing psychological disorders.
  • Explain the physiology of the nervous system.
  • Describe the anatomy of the nervous system.
  • Describe how conditions within the brain affect the way in which a person is physically capable or incapable of performing a variety of different tasks.
  • Explain how various aspects of a person’s thought processes may vary according to that person’s neurobiology.
  • Describe a variety of perceptual disorders.
  • Explain a variety of motor disorders.
  • Explain the neuropsychology of language.
  • Differentiate between different dementias.
  • Explain aspects of development in neuropsychological terms.

Detailed Course Outline

 

This course is made up of a number of lessons or units.  Each of these has self assessment questions, a set task (practical homework) and an assignment which you can upload online.

There are 10 lessons in this course:

Foundations of Neuropsychology

  • What is neuropsychology?
  • The Information Processing Approach
  • Studying the human mind
  • Techniques used
  • Brain scans
  • Animal studies
  • Methods of investigating the brain
  • Psychological tests
  • Stroop test.

Neurophysiology

  • Neurons
  • Parts of a neuron
  • Neurotransmitters
  • Effects of neurotransmitters
  • Neurotransmitters and their effects
  • Endorphins
  • Disorders associated with neurotransmitters
  • Glia cells
  • Schwann cells
  • Nerve impulse
  • Synaptic transmission
  • Nerve impulse
  • Neuromuscular transmission.

Neuroanatomy

  • The nervous system
  • Parts of the central nervous system
  • The brain
  • The spinal cord
  • Spinal nerves
  • Blood brain barrier
  • Peripheral nervous system
  • Autonomic nervous system
  • Sensory somatic nervous system
  • Spinal nerves
  • Cranial nerves
  • How the nervous system works (a summary)
  • Problems with brain functioning
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Brain tumours
  • Injuries to the head
  • Epilepsy
  • Headaches
  • Mental illness
  • Meningitis and encephalitis.

Laterality and Callosal Syndromes

  • Brain lateralisation
  • Left handedness
  • Cognitive neuropsychology
  • Callosal syndrome
  • Complete severance
  • Split brain
  • Complete severance
  • Split brain syndrome
  • Lobotomy
  • Psychosurgery
  • Dual brain theory

Cognition, Personality and Emotion

  • Brain damage
  • Emotion and moods
  • Phineas Gage
  • Brain damage and emotion
  • Frontal lobe
  • Higher level functioning
  • The Limbic system
  • Neurotransmitters
  • Neuropsychology
  • Emotions research.

Perception Disorders

  • Hemispatial neglect
  • Causes of hemispatial neglect
  • Auditory perceptual disorder
  • Agnosia
  • Visual agnosia
  • Types of visual agnosia
  • Prosopagnosia
  • Simultanagnosia
  • Optic aphasia
  • Hallucinogen persisting perception disorder.

Motor Disorders

  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Motor disorders resulting from traumatic brain injury
  • Non traumatic and/or genetic paediatric movement disorders
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Motor conditions
  • Gerstmann’s Syndrome
  • Apraxia
  • Motor skills disorder
  • Motion dyspraxia
  • Neural transplants and Parkinson’s Disease
  • Gene therapy
  • How does gene therapy work
  • Ethical issues surrounding gene therapy

Language

  • Broca’s area
  • Wernicke’s area
  • Speech
  • Language
  • Speech and language disorders
  • Apraxia
  • Aphasia
  • Stuttering
  • Neurogenic stuttering
  • Troyer syndrome
  • Speech disorders.

Dementia

  • Kinds of dementia
  • Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Vascular Dementia
  • Multi-infarct Dementia
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Pick’s Disease
  • Dementia with Lewy Bodies
  • Huntingdon’s Disease
  • Pseudo-Dementia
  • Spotting dementia and other conditions,

Neurodevelopment

  • Major processes of neurodevelopment
  • Neurogenesis
  • Migration
  • Differentiation
  • Apoptosis
  • Aborisation
  • Synaptogenesis
  • Asperger Syndrome
  • Neuroplasticity and brain damage.

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Course Tutor

Dr Nicholas Harris B. Psychology (Hons I), PhD

Nicholas is a social psychologist; he studies and teaches on topics involving group-level and individual-level behavior, as well as examining the effect of the situation.  Nicholas has been involved in writing textbooks and research papers in psychology. Nicholas’ teaching experience is vast; he has taught social psychology, indigenous and intercultural psychology, statistics, research methods, psychological measurement and assessment, personality, organizational psychology, counselling skills, and ethics. Nicholas has also completed a number of short courses on counselling and suicide prevention, and has volunteered for a number of years with Lifeline. Nicholas has supervised a number of honours and master’s research theses.

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Do I have to sit an Exam?

No. If you are enrolled in a Certificate course (100hrs), the exam is optional. You will be issued with a certificate which proves that you are competent in all units, if you choose not to sit the exam.

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