psy200 - Neuropsychology (Complete module description)

psy200 - Neuropsychology (Complete module description)

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Module label Neuropsychology
Modulkürzel psy200
Credit points 9.0 KP
Workload 270 h
Institute directory Department of Psychology
Verwendbarkeit des Moduls
  • Master's Programme Neurocognitive Psychology (Master) > Mastermodule
Zuständige Personen
  • Debener, Stefan (Prüfungsberechtigt)
Enrolment in Master's programme Neurocognitive Psychology.
Skills to be acquired in this module
Goals of module:
Students will learn to understand changes in thinking and behaviour that may arise from brain dysfunctions (part 1, 4), acquire specific knowledge on cognitive rehabilitation (part 2), and learn to understand, communicate and evaluate progress in clinical practice and experimental research in neuropsychology (part 3, 4).

++ neuropsychological / neurophysiological knowledge
+ interdisciplinary kowledge & thinking
++ experimental methods
+ data presentation & discussion
++ scientific literature
+ critical & analytical thinking
+ scientific communication skills
Module contents
Part 1: Introduction to Clinical Neuropsychology (lecture)
  • Cortical lobes (anatomy, functions, lesion symptoms, neuropsychological tests)
  • Higher functions (learning & memory, language, emotion, spatial behavior attention)
  • Plasticity and disorders (development, learning and reading disabilities, recovery)

Part 2: Cognitive Neurorehabilitation (seminar)
  • Behavioural and neuropsychological approaches
  • neurofeedback in neurorehabilitation and ADHD
  • memory rehabilitation
  • effects of physical activity on cognition
  • motor recovery

Part 3: Research Colloquium Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology (colloquium)
  • Presentations covering recent advances in the field of Experimental and Clinical Neuropsychology

Part 4: Topics in Clinical Neuropsychology (seminar; taught partly in German)
  • Clinical neuroanatomy
  • Neurodegenerative diseases
  • Dementia
Languages of instruction English , German
Duration (semesters) 2-3 Semester
Module frequency The module will be offered every winter term.
Module capacity 30 (
Part 4 is not restricted.
Reference text
3 CP for each module part, choose 3 out of 4 parts! Part 1 (lecture) is mandatory.

If you want to earn the bonus, you need to use the official bonus sheet to prove your attendance which will be handed to you in the beginning of the winter term.
Type of module Wahlpflicht / Elective
Module level MM (Mastermodul / Master module)
Teaching/Learning method Part 1: lecture; Part 2: seminar; Part 3: colloquium; Part 4: seminar
Lehrveranstaltungsform Comment SWS Frequency Workload of compulsory attendance
Lecture 2 WiSe 28
Seminar 4 SoSe und WiSe 56
Colloquium 2 SoSe 28
Präsenzzeit Modul insgesamt 112 h
Examination Prüfungszeiten Type of examination
Final exam of module
exam period at the end of winter term
The module will be tested with a written exam of 2 h duration.
Bonus for a presentation and participation in discussions on other presentations and attendance of at least 70% in the seminars and colloqium.