Master in Clinical Neuropsychology – Child, Adult and Old Adult

 

The Master is intended for Clinical Psychologist.

 

The Master program is structured in 7 learning units.

 

1.       Introduction to the Clinical Neuropsychology

2.       Developmental Neuropsychology

3.       Adult Neuropsychology

4.       Neuropsychology of Aging

5.       Forensic Neuropsychology in criminal and civil law systems

6.       Apprenticeship

7.       Thesis and final exam

 

 

 

1.       Introduction to the Clinical Neuropsychology

 

Disciplinary Scientific Sector

Topic

M-PSI/02

Neuropsychology: definition and aims

M-PSI/01

History of Neuropsychology

MED/26

Fundamentals of  Neuroanatomy and Neuropathology

M-PSI/01

Cognitive functions: attention, memory, language, executive functions, visuo-spatial abilities and constructive abilities (and the their evaluation instruments)

MED-25

Psychological and Psychiatric aspect of central nervous system diseases: implications for clinical neuropsychology

M-PSI/03

Neuropsychological assessment: psychometric properties

M-PSI/08

Neuropsychological report and feedback to client

M-PSI/02

Integrated methods for investigation in clinical neuropsychology: neuroimaging techniques, functional  measures and neuropsychological test battery.

BIO/14

Elements of  Neuropharmacology: the effects of  medicine and other  types of drugs on the cognitive functions

M-PSI/08

Care facilities and  network services

M-PSI/08

Code of professional ethics and neuropsychological assessment practice

 

 

 

        2.        Developmental Neuropsychology

 

Disciplinary Scientific Sector

Topic

MED/38

Developmental neuropsychology

MED/38

Development and pre-peri-post natal pathology  

M-PSI/08

Medical history, neuropsychological interview and functional diagnosis in childhood

MED/25

Psychiatric and psychopathological aspects of developmental disorders

M-PSI/03

Diagnostic instruments for neuropsychological assessment in childhood

M-PSI/08

The neuropsychological rehabilitation in childhood

M-PSI/08

Behavioral strategies and parent training in developmental disorders

M-PSI/08

Practical exercises

 

 

3.   Learning Disabilities (LD)

 

Disciplinary Scientific Sector

Topic

MED/26

Instrumental reading disorders: dyslexia

MED/26

Reading  comprehension disorders

MED/26

Mathematics learning  disorders: dyscalculia

MED/26

Mathematical problems solving disorders

M-PSI/08

Practical exercises

  

  

 

4.       Pervasive Developmental Disorder

 

Disciplinary Scientific Sector

Topic

MED/26

Rett syndrome

MED/26

Autism

MED/26

Asperger syndrome

MED/26

PDD-NOS

M-PSI/08

Rehabilitation strategies and  techniques

M-PSI/08

Practical exercises

 

 

 

5.     Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder   (ADHD)

 

Disciplinary Scientific Sector

Topic

MED/39

Epidemiology, nosographic classification, differential diagnosis

M-PSI/03

Diagnostic assessment instruments

MED/26

Pharmacological treatments

M-PSI/08

Behavioral treatments

M-PSI/08

Practical exercises

 

 

 

6.   Mental retardation

 

Disciplinary Scientific Sector

Topic

MED/39

Epidemiology, nosographic classification, differential diagnosis

M-PSI/03

Assessment  of intelligence in childhood

M-PSI/08

Rehabilitation treatments

M-PSI/08

Practical exercises

 

 

 

7.       Genetic syndromes

 

Disciplinary Scientific Sector

Topic

MED/39

Diagnostic criteria and clinical characteristics of the main diagnostic classifications

MED/26

Neuropsycological phenotypes in genetic syndromes

M-PSI/03

Diagnostic assessment instruments

M-PSI/08

Rehabilitation treatments

M-PSI/08

Practical exercises

 

 

 

8.       Adult Neuropsychology

 

Disciplinary Scientific Sector

Topic

MED/26

Adult Neuropsychological diagnosis 

M-PSI/03

Assessment of intelligence in Adult

MED/26

Neuropsychological disorders affecting emotional function, ideation and behavior

M-PSI/03

Assessment of neuropsychological disorders affecting emotional function, ideation and behavior

MED/26

Neuropsychological disorders caused by traumatic brain injury

M-PSI/03

Neuropsychological assessment in clients with traumatic brain injury

MED/25

Neuropsychological disorders in adult: psychiatric and psychopathological aspects

M-PSI/08

Practical exercises

 

 

 

9.       Attention and its disorders

 

Disciplinary Scientific Sector

Topic

M-PSI/02

The neuropsychology of attention

MED/26

Attention disorders

M-PSI/03

Neuropsychological test battery to assess attentive functions

M-PSI/08

Neuropsychological rehabilitation of attention disorders

M-PSI/08

Practical exercises

 

  

10.    Memory disorders

 

Disciplinary Scientific Sector

Topic

M-PSI/02

Neuropsychology of memory

MED/26

Main diagnostic classifications

M-PSI/03

Neuropsychological test battery to assess memory

M-PSI/08

Neuropsychological rehabilitation of memory disorders

M-PSI/08

Practical exercises

 

 

11.    Executive functions and their disorders

 

Disciplinary Scientific Sector

Topic

M-PSI/02

Neuropsychology of executive functions

MED/26

Disexecutive syndrome

M-PSI/03

Neuropsychological test battery to assess executive functions

M-PSI/08

Neuropsychological rehabilitation of executive functions

M-PSI/08

Practical exercises

 

  

 

12.     Disorders of cognitive control of voluntary movement

 

Disciplinary Scientific Sector

Topic

M-PSI/02

Neuropsychology of intentional movement

MED/26

Main diagnostic classifications

M-PSI/03

Neuropsychological test battery to assess apraxias

M-PSI/08

Neuropsychological rehabilitation of control of voluntary movement

M-PSI/08

Pactical exercises

 

 

 

13.    The disorders of visual perceptual functions

 

Disciplinary Scientific Sector

Topic

M-PSI/02

Neuropsychology of  visual-perceptual functions

M-PSI/03

Neuropsychological test battery to assess visual-perceptual functions

M-PSI/08

Rehabilitation of deficit in visual-perceptual functions

M-PSI/08

Practical exercises

 

  

 

14.    Disorders of stimulus identification (associative agnosia)

 

Disciplinary Scientific Sector

Topic

M-PSI/02

Neuropsychology of recognition processess

MED/26

Associative agnosias

M-PSI/03

Neuropsychological test battery to assess agnosias

M-PSI/08

Neuropsychological rehabilitation of agnosias

M-PSI/08

Practical exercises

 

  

 

    15.    Oral and written language disorders

 

Disciplinary Scientific Sector

Topic

M-PSI/02

The neuropsychology of language

MED/26

Main diagnostic classifications

M-PSI/03

Neuropsychological test battery to assess oral and written language deficits

M-PSI/08

Neuropsychological rehabilitation of oral and written language deficits

M-PSI/08

Practical exercises

 

 

 

16.    Neuropsychological disorders affecting emotional function, ideation and behavior

 

Disciplinary Scientific Sector

Topic

M-PSI/02

Neuropsycology of the neuropsychological disorders affecting emotional function, ideation and behavior

MED/26

Anosognosia

MED/26

Confabulation

M-PSI/03

Neuropsychological test battery to assess the neuropsychological disorders affecting emotional function, ideation and behavior

M-PSI/08

Neuropsychological rehabilitation

M-PSI/08

Practical exercises

 

 

 

17.    Traumatic brain injury

 

Disciplinary Scientific Sector

Topic

MED/26

Neuropsychological disorders caused by traumatic brain injury

M-PSI/03

Neuropsychological assessment in clients with traumatic brain injury

M-PSI/08

Psychological counseling with clients with traumatic brain injury

M-PSI/08

Neuropsychological rehabilitation in clients with traumatic brain injury

M-PSI/08

Practical exercises

 

  

 

18.    Psychophysiology of aging, mental deterioration and dementias

 

Disciplinary Scientific Sector

Topic

MED/09

Psychogeriatrics

MED/26

Minor cognitive deficits in older people (mild cognitive impairment)

MED/26

Types of dementia

M-PSI/03

Neuropsychological test battery to assess mild cognitive impairment

M-PSI/03

Neuropsychological test battery to assess cognitive disorders in dementias

M-PSI/08

Neuropsychological rehabilitation in clients with neurodegenerative diseases

M-PSI/03

Caregiver stress assessment

M-PSI/08

Strategies of psychological support for elderly  

M-PSI/08

Practical exercises

 

 

  

 

        19.    Forensic Neuropsychology in criminal and civil law systems

  

Disciplinary Scientific Sector

Topic

MED/43

The medico-legal expertise

MED/43

Quantification of cognitive damage

M-PSI/03

Forensic neuropsychological assessment

M-PSI/03

Neuropsychological and psychological test battery to detect simulations

M-PSI/03

Practical exercises

 

 

 


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