Clinical Neuropsychology - Applied
Students will join a vibrant community of academics and clinicians at the Academic Unit of Neurology, School of Medicine, and acquire a unique interdisciplinary, research-led learning experience, from experts in Neurology, Neuropsychology and Neuroscience.
Students will develop an understanding of key research methodologies used in the assessment of brain-behaviour relationships together with an extensive knowledge of the differential clinical presentations, diagnostic issues and neuropsychological profiles of a broad range of neurological disorders and diseases. Students will explore key concepts in neurorehabilitation and relevant therapies in the clinical care and management of these complex neurological conditions.
Students will be encouraged to adopt a clinical scientist/practitioner approach to their learning. Innovative assessment methods will reflect real life examples of the working lives of clinical and research neuropsychologists and cognitive/behavioural neurologists, whilst adhering to best academic practices in teaching and learning in higher education. Students will be offered the option of “clinical shadowing visits” in neurology and neuropsychology clinics in local teaching hospitals to enrich their learning experience.
This new Masters programme has been designed to equip psychology graduates with the underpinning knowledge and skills desired for assistant/research psychology posts, or for those who wish to pursue clinical/educational psychology/counselling training or entry to a PhD research programme.
Topics covered will include:
• Structural and functional anatomy of the human brain;
• Acquired brain injury and neurorehabilitation;
• The Emotional Brain and Social Cognition;
• Clinical Neuroscience;
• Neuropsychiatric Disorders;
• Neurodegenerative Disorders;
• The Ageing Brain and Neurocognitive Disorders;
• Advanced Research Methods.
Applicants will be required to hold at least a minimum of an upper second-class honours degree (2.1) in psychology from a recognised university course, which confers eligibility for graduate registration with the Psychological Society of Ireland or equivalent professional body in the case of overseas applicants.
Students will be required to undergo Garda Vetting, see https://www.tcd.ie/students/orientation/undergraduates/garda-vetting.php for further details.
Closing Date: July 31st 2023
1 year full-time
Next Intake: September 2023
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This course will enable students to develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary for further clinical training, such as clinical psychology and clinical neuropsychology, or a career in clinical research. Our programmes also deliver training that will enhance your opportunities to gain employment within clinical environments with a focus on clinical neuropsychology.