Neuropsychology Online Course
From: $50.00 Inc GST / week for 16 weeks
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.
- 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.
Your TutorDr. 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.