Psychology: Clinical Neuropsychology, 2012-2013

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Description

This is a specialiation for the master’s programme of Psychology.

Clinical neuropsychologists assess and manage the cognitive, emotional and behavioural consequences of brain disorders as a result of various neurological and psychiatric conditions such as (congenital) neurodevelopmental disorders, stroke, traumatic brain injury, epilepsy, brain tumours, substance abuse, schizophrenia and dementia. Clinical neuropsychologists typically work as part of a multidisciplinary team in neurological and psychiatric departments in (university) hospitals, research institutes, rehabilitation centres, nursing homes and private practices. There is increasing recognition of the role clinical neuropsychologists play in the management of brain diseases and the demand for their services is increasing as the population ages and medical (neuro)technology advances.

This master specialisation is grounded in the neurosciences relevant to clinical neuropsychology with a strong focus on evidence-based practice. This means that in the programme students are taught to focus on the conscientious, explicit and well-judged use of current best scientific evidence in making decisions about the care of individual patients in terms of diagnostics, prognostics and interventions (the ‘scientist-practitioner’-model). The programme is attractive not only for students who wish to become professionally active in the field of clinical neuropsychology (e.g. as health care psychologists or clinical neuropsychologist) but also for students who wish to prepare for a PhD. track in (clinical) neurosciences. Entrance requirement is a BSc in psychology (including courses on biological psychology and clinical neuropsychology). BSc with other majors can apply but additional courses may be required. Master’s Programmes – Clinical Neuropsychology.

Curriculum

Electives (optional)

Choose up to 10 EC, depending on the length of the Internship, from the elective courses

Internship

Students can choose to do an Internship for 10 or 20 EC. An Internship for 20 EC includes Oganisational, Ethical and Legal Aspects of Health Care and supervision on BAPD-reports. Please also see the options for doing an internship (pdf).

Contact

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Purchasing study material

The books are available at a discount via the bookshop of the study association Labyrint on presentation of your Labyrint membership pass. Otherwise they can be bought from academic booksellers.

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