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psy201 - Neuropsychology (Complete module description)
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Module label Neuropsychology
Module code psy201
Credit points 6.0 KP
Workload 180 h
Institute directory Department of Psychology
Applicability of the module
  • Master's Programme Neurocognitive Psychology (Master) > Mastermodule
Responsible persons
Debener, Stefan (Module responsibility)
Debener, Stefan (Authorized examiners)
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, 3), 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).

++ 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): winter
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): summer
Behavioural and neuropsychological approaches
neurofeedback in neurorehabilitation and ADHD
memory rehabilitation
effects of physical activity on cognition
motor recovery

Part 3: Topics in Clinical Neuropsychology (seminar; taught partly in German): winter
Clinical neuroanatomy
Neurodegenerative diseases

Choose either part 2 or part 3!
Reader's advisory
Language of instruction English
Duration (semesters) 1-2 Semester
Module frequency The module will start every winter term.
Module capacity 30 (
Part 3 is not restricted.
Reference text
Part 1 (lecture) is mandatory. Choose either part 2 or part 3 (seminars).
Note: The lecture of part 3 is given in German with accompanying English materials. Students who cannot follow a lecture in German are given priority in part 2.
Modullevel / module level MM (Mastermodul / Master module)
Modulart / typ of module Wahlpflicht / Elective
Lehr-/Lernform / Teaching/Learning method Part 1: lecture; Part 2: seminar; Part 3: seminar
Vorkenntnisse / Previous knowledge
Course type Comment SWS Frequency Workload of compulsory attendance
2 WiSe 28
2 SuSe or WiSe 28
Total time of attendance for the module 56 h
Examination Time of examination 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.

Required active participation for gaining credits:
presentation participation in discussions on other presentations
attendance of at least 70% in the seminars (use attendance sheet that will be handed out in the beginning of the term).