Psychology (PSYC) 451
Human Neuropsychology (Revision 1)
Psychology 451: Human Neuropsychology examines the neural substrates of human behaviour, including neuroanatomy, major methods in human brain research, neurological disorders, neurobehavioural disorders, and classic neuropsychological syndromes.
Part I: Background
- Unit 1: The Development of Neuropsychology
- Unit 2: Research on the Origins of the Human Brain and Behaviour
- Unit 3: Nervous System Organization
- Unit 4: The Structure and Electrical Activity of Neurons
- Unit 5: Communication Between Neurons
- Unit 6: The Influence of Drugs and Hormones on Behaviour
- Unit 7: Imaging the Brain’s Activity
Part II: Cortical Organization
- Unit 8: Organization of the Sensory Systems
- Unit 9: Organization of the Motor System
- Unit 10: Principles of Neurocortical Function
- Unit 11: Cerebral Asymmetry
- Unit 12: Variations in Cerebral Asymmetry
Part III: Cortical Functions
- Unit 13: The Occipital Lobes
- Unit 14: The Parietal Lobes
- Unit 15: The Temporal Lobes
- Unit 16: The Frontal Lobes
- Unit 17: Cortical Networks and Disconnection Syndromes
Part IV: Higher Functions
- Unit 18: Learning and Memory
- Unit 19: Language
- Unit 20. Emotion and the Social Brain
- Unit 21: Spatial Behaviour
- Unit 22: Attention and Consciousness
Part V: Plasticity and Disorders
- Unit 23: Brain Development and Plasticity
- Unit 24: Neurodevelopmental Disorders
- Unit 25: Plasticity, Recovery, and Rehabilitation of the Adult Brain
- Unit 26: Neurological Disorders
- Unit 27: Psychiatric and Related Disorders
- Unit 28: Neuropsychological Assessment
To receive credit for the course, you must complete all of these evaluation assignments. You must receive a grade of 50 percent or better on the final exam and a composite course grade of at least D (50 percent). The weighting of assignments is as follows:
|Five Quizzes (5% each)||25%|
|Term Paper Outline||Pass/Fail|
The final examination for this course must be taken online with an AU-approved exam invigilator at an approved invigilation centre. It is your responsibility to ensure your chosen invigilation centre can accommodate online exams. For a list of invigilators who can accommodate online exams, visit the Exam Invigilation Network.
To learn more about assignments and examinations, please refer to Athabasca University's online Calendar.
Kolb, B., & Whishaw, I. Q. (2015). Fundamentals of human neuropsychology (7th ed.). New York: Worth Publishers.
All other course materials are available online, including a study guide covering the entire course.
Challenge for Credit Overview
The Challenge for Credit process allows you to demonstrate that you have acquired a command of the general subject matter, knowledge, intellectual and/or other skills that would normally be found in a university-level course.
Full information about Challenge for Credit can be found in the Undergraduate Calendar.
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Opened in Revision 1, July 15, 2020