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PSYC71-417: Advanced Cognitive Neuropsychology


The subject involves intensive training in human cognitive neuropsychology. This area of study sits at the interface between cognitive psychology and neuropsychology. While cognitive psychology is oriented towards general theories of human functioning, neuropsychology analyses typical and atypical mind/brain functioning. The question of mind/brain structures and functions is central.

Subject details

Type: Postgraduate Subject
Code: PSYC71-417
EFTSL: 0.125
Faculty: Faculty of Society and Design
Credit: 10
Study areas:
  • Psychology, Criminology, and Social Sciences
Subject fees:
  • Commencing in 2021: $5,440.00
  • Commencing in 2022: $5,500.00
  • Commencing in 2023: $5,640.00
  • Commencing in 2021: $5,920.00
  • Commencing in 2022: $5,920.00
  • Commencing in 2023: $6,070.00

Learning objectives

1. Demonstrate understanding of major concepts and historical trends in Neuropsychology. 10. Operate within the boundaries of their professional competence. 11. Engage in self-reflective professional practice, taking account of the impact of their own values and beliefs, and taking appropriate actions as a result. 12. Critically evaluate contemporary scientific literature to inform practice. 13. Demonstrate an understanding and application of the principles of inter-professional learning and practice. 14. Knowledge of current theories, systems, regulatory and statutory authorities. 2. Apply evidence-based and scientific methods to professional practice across the lifespan in empirically valid and culturally responsive ways. 3. Employ professional communication skills, in a culturally responsive manner. 4. Identify psychological disorders using a recognised taxonomy. 5. Understand how to monitor outcomes and modifications based on evolving case formulation 6. Interpret and communicate findings in oral and written formats, including formal psychological reports, using culturally appropriate language. 7. Knowledge of supported interventions, and monitor clients’ progress and intervention outcomes. 8. Demonstrate respect for the skills and contribution of other professionals. 9. Capacity to work effectively with a range of professional and support staff in the workplace and communicate and collaborate effectively, within the bounds of ethical and legal requirements.

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.

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