Neuropsychology is the study of the relationship between human brain function and behaviour. Students will gain an understanding of the nervous system with a focus on the structure and functional organization of the cerebral cortex.
Topics include sensory and motor systems and higher cortical functions such as language and memory.
The course also provides students with an introductory understanding of developmental disorders, acquired brain injury and dysfunction and neuropsychiatric disorders.
- Introduction to Neuropsychology
- Techniques in Neuropsychology
- Sensorimotor System
- Sensation and Perception: Vision
- Memory/ Hearing and Language Processing
- Spatial Ability
- Attention and Consciousness
- Developmental Disordersli>
- Human Brain Damage
- Neuropsychological Assessment/ Recovery of Function
Methods of Instruction
The primary methods of instruction will be lecture and seminar. The course will also involve group activities, presentations, audiovisual media and guest lectures.
Means of Assessment
Evaluation will be carried out in accordance with Douglas College policy. Evaluation will be based on course objectives and include some of the following:
1. multiple choice, short answer, or essay exams
2. term paper, research project, or written assignments
3. oral presentation or teaching demonstration
The instructor will provide a written course outline with specific evaluation criteria at the beginning of semester.
An example of a possible evaluation scheme is as follows:
Research paper 20%
Three exams at 20% each 60%
Students will acquire and be able to demonstrate understanding of:
- History of brain and behavior research.
- Structure and function of the nervous and endocrine systems.
- Research methods in neuropsychology.
- Functional organization and systems of the brain, including motor, sensory, attention-consciousness, emotional, spatial, learning and memory, executive and other cognitive functions.
- Neurological, neuropsychological and related psychiatric disorders.
- Developmental disorders
- Disorders associated with aging and dementias.
- Acquired brain injury, rehabilitation and recovery
- Neuropsychological assessment techniques.
Course Guidelines for previous years are viewable by selecting the version desired. If you took this course and do not see a listing for the starting semester/year of the course, consider the previous version as the applicable version.
Below shows how this course and its credits transfer within the BC transfer system.
A course is considered university-transferable (UT) if it transfers to at least one of the five research universities in British Columbia: University of British Columbia; University of British Columbia-Okanagan; Simon Fraser University; University of Victoria; and the University of Northern British Columbia.
For more information on transfer visit the BC Transfer Guide and BCCAT websites.
If your course prerequisites indicate that you need an assessment, please see our Assessment page for more information.