Introduction to clinical neuropsychology

How does human behavior map onto the brain? And what changes reflect in human behavior when parts of the brain are injured? In this course, you’ll explore some of the basics of clinical neuropsychology. Over ten days, you’ll learn about different parts of the brain, different types of neuropsychological conditions, and how these conditions affect human behavior. This course is applicable to anyone who is interested in human behavior, psychology, linguistics, and philosophy; however, regardless of your interest or profession, this course promises to deliver bite-sized information about who we are and how our behavior is largely shaped by our brains.

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   Teacher: Alicia Nortje


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  “Easy to follow and very stimulating read!”

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  “An absolutely stellar course! I felt like I was in the hands of a true expert, laying out the field of neuropsychology in a way that functioned as a well-explained tour of the main manifestation of different illnesses. The video links to patients with specific conditions was extremely helpful and added a very humbling, human touch to what might otherwise just be textbook head knowledge. Really has depended my empathy for those who struggle with aspects of neurological degeneration or damage.”


Course plan

Lesson 1. Introduction to Clinical Neuropsychology
Lesson 2. Introduction to Regions of the Brain
Lesson 3. Amnesia
Lesson 4. Agnosia
Lesson 5. Aphasia
Lesson 6. Apraxia
Lesson 7. Neglect
Lesson 8. Dementia
Lesson 9. Epilepsy
Lesson 10. Other Less Common Disorders
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  • Format
    One lesson delivered via email daily
  • Duration
    10 days
  • Time
    5 minutes reading a day

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