PSY40790 Clinical Cases in Neuropsychology

Academic Year 2022/2023

This module will teach students about a range of neuropsychological disorders across the lifespan including neurodevelopmental, acquired neurological, neuropsychiatric and neurodegenerative conditions. It will be taught by specialists in different fields, through examples from individual case studies. Students will be introduced to the background investigations involved in clinical neuropsychology, such as neuroimaging, neurophysiology, and neurological examination. There will be an emphasis on evidence-based practice in neuropsychological assessment and intervention, as well as consideration of many of the broader psychosocial factors involved when making a neuropsychological formulation. It will be assessed using two written assignments designed to allow students to consider the research literature and also practical aspects related to neuropsychological conditions.

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

Students will be able to understand and describe
- the principles underpinning clinical neuropsychology practice
- the background investigations required from allied disciplines
- evidence-based clinical neuropsychological assessments for different neuropsychological conditions
- evidence-based interventions for different neuropsychological conditions
- psychosocial variables that influence the impact of neuropsychological conditions

Indicative Module Content:

Background to clinical neuropsychology and allied disciplines
Assessment, formulation, and intervention in clinical neuropsychology
Neurodevelopmental conditions
Acquired neurological conditions
Neuropsychiatric conditions
Neurodegenerative conditions

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours
Autonomous Student Learning




Seminar (or Webinar)


Online Learning




Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
active/task-based learning; lectures; enquiry & problem-based learning; case-based learning 
Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations

Not applicable to this module.

Module Requisites and Incompatibles
Not applicable to this module.
Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade
Assignment: End of Trimester Part I - Evidence-based literature review of interventions Coursework (End of Trimester) n/a Graded No


Assignment: End of Trimester Part II - Self-help intervention leaflet based on literature review assignment Coursework (End of Trimester) n/a Graded No


Assignment: Case vignette assignment Week 7 n/a Graded No


Carry forward of passed components
Remediation Type Remediation Timing
In-Module Resit Prior to relevant Programme Exam Board
Please see Student Jargon Buster for more information about remediation types and timing. 
Feedback Strategy/Strategies

• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment

How will my Feedback be Delivered?

Feedback will be given on each assignment

Name Role
Dr Fiadhnait O'Keeffe Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
Timetabling information is displayed only for guidance purposes, relates to the current Academic Year only and is subject to change.
Lecture Offering 1 Week(s) - 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26 Wed 10:00 - 12:50