Neuropsychology

Course Number: 
MPO533
Type: 
Graduate Education
Quarter Hours: 
3 Quarter Hours
Course Description: 
This course is designed as an introduction to Neuropsychological theory and will provide an overview of the empirical and clinical findings that have contributed to current knowledge of the relationship between brain functioning and human behavior. The first part of this course will review the antecedents that led to the interest in brain-behavior relationships. The remainder of the course will emphasize specific relationships between structural neuroanatomic and functional cognitive/behavioral changes associated with clinical neurological conditions. Particular emphasis will be placed on the functional cognitive and behavioral manifestations of disrupted neural systems in humans. By the end of this course, students will have acquired: 1) an understanding of neuropsychological theory, 2) knowledge of prevalent clinical neuropsychological conditions, and 3) awareness of scientific research methods used to evaluate brain-behavior relationships.