Clinical Neuropsychology - Applied

Trinity College Dublin

Clinical Neuropsychology - Applied

Course Overview
This new Masters programme is the first of its kind in Ireland and has been designed for psychology graduates with a keen interest in neuropsychology.

Students will join a vibrant community of academics and clinicians at the Academic Unit of Neurology in Trinity's 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 different 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.

Is This Course For Me?
This 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 Ph.D. research programme.

Course Structure
The course includes 10 x 5 ECTS Modules, 1 x 10 ECTS module an additional 30 ECTS Research Project to create a M.Sc. degree (90 ECTS). An exit postgraduate diploma of 60 ECTS is created by the 11 x 5 ECTS Taught Modules and 1 x10 ECTS module in Advanced Research Methods.

Subjects taught

Modules include: Historical Perspectives and Contemporary Issues in Neuropsychology; Structural and Functional Neuroanatomy in Modern Neuropsychology; Acquired Brain Injury, Concussion and Epilepsy; Neurovascular Disorders; Neuro-disability and Rehabilitation; Neuroscience, Neurophysiology and Neuroimaging for Clinical Research in Neuropsychology; Applied Clinical Psychology; The Emotional Brain; Neurodegenerative Conditions and Clinical Neuropsychology; The Ageing Brain and Dementia; Advanced Research Methods; Research Dissertation.

Entry requirements

Admission Requirements
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, you can learn more at:

Application dates

Closing Date: July 31st 2024


1 year full-time.

Enrolment dates

Next Intake: September 2024

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Career Opportunities
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.

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  • Qualifications

    Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)

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    Full time,Daytime

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