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PSYC71-408: Neuropsychology


This subject provides an introduction to neuropsychological research, with focus on several clinical disorders. It provides an overview of neuropsychology's contribution to the understanding of human behaviour, with an emphasis on the scientific approach to neuropsychology.

Subject details

Type: Postgraduate Subject
Code: PSYC71-408
EFTSL: 0.125
Faculty: Faculty of Society and Design
Credit: 10
Study areas:
  • Psychology, Criminology, and Social Sciences
Subject fees:
  • Commencing in 2022: $5,170.00
  • Commencing in 2024: $5,410.00
  • Commencing in 2022: $5,570.00
  • Commencing in 2024: $6,060.00

Learning outcomes

  1. Demonstrate understanding of major concepts and historical trends in neuropsychology.
  2. Demonstrate advanced application of a broad and coherent body of knowledge of neuropsychology, with indepth of understanding of underlying principles, theories and concepts in the discipline, using a scientific approach.
  3. Demonstrate interpersonal communication skills suitable for a professional audience.
  4. Critically appraise how basic neuropsychological, pharmacological and other interventions can be applied across a range of contexts including consideration of cultural responsiveness, including with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures.

Enrolment requirements



Assumed knowledge:

Assumed knowledge is the minimum level of knowledge of a subject area that students are assumed to have acquired through previous study. It is the responsibility of students to ensure they meet the assumed knowledge expectations of the subject. Students who do not possess this prior knowledge are strongly recommended against enrolling and do so at their own risk. No concessions will be made for students’ lack of prior knowledge.

Restrictions: This subject is not available to
  • Study Abroad Students

The Master of Psychology (Clinical) and Master of Professional Psychology programs are accredited pathways towards registration as a Psychologist. Entry into these programs is based on a calculated GPA derived from a completed four year sequence of study in Psychology as accredited by APAC as well as invitation into the degree. As such, this subject can only be taken by those students successfully admitted to the degree.

This subject is not available as a general elective. To be eligible for enrolment, the subject must be specified in the students’ program structure.