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MSc Applied Neuropsychology

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Full time | Clifton Campus | 1 year | 26-SEP-22

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

26-SEP-22

Key information
DATA SOURCE : IDP Connect

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Neuroscience / Neurobiology Cognitive Psychology

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

Programme overview

Since 2010, an academic partnership between the University of Bristol and North Bristol NHS Trust has delivered educational courses and professionally accredited training in clinical neuropsychology.

The taught content of the MSc is identical to the taught content we provide when training clinical psychologists pursuing entry to the Special Register of Clinical Neuropsychologists. The course therefore covers core content dictated by the British Psychological Society and delivers an authentic reflection of clinical practices and issues. You will learn about a range of neuropsychological disorders and pathologies, as well as focusing on principles of assessment, treatment and rehabilitation.

Around 80 per cent of our taught content is delivered by clinicians from the National Health Service, and you will also receive regular, structured tutorials with clinicians that allow you to discuss different aspects of clinical practice and gain insight into patient pathways and evidence-based formulation. The course will deepen your knowledge and experience of clinical neuropsychology and help prepare you for professional positions (eg assistant psychologist) or further clinical training (eg Doctorate in Clinical Psychology).

You will have the opportunity to undertake independent research through your dissertation. There are some opportunities to conduct your research project with clinicians working in the NHS.

Careers

This degree delivers core skills and knowledge related to the theory and practice of clinical neuropsychology. It will support those who aspire to further clinical training, such as clinical psychology and clinical neuropsychology, or a career in clinical research. Our programmes also deliver training that will enhance your opportunities to gain employment within clinical environments – especially those that focus on clinical neuropsychology. They can also assist anyone aiming for a research assistant post with a clinical focus.

This programme provides continuing professional development to students already working in a clinical setting who are seeking specialist training to work with patients who have neuropsychological deficits.

Modules

This unit comprises two components described as ?Part A - Issues in Neuropsychology? and ?Part B - Functional neuroanatomy and neuroscience methods?. Part A aims to fulfil part of the syllabus requirements for the British Psychological Society diploma in clinical neuropsychology and to provide students with a contemporary understanding of the psychological and neuropsychological aspects of illness behaviour in relation to neurological disease and acquired brain damage. Part B has two central aims. First, it reviews the functional neuroanatomy of the human brain, and thus provides an absolute core set of knowledge for Neuropsychology. Second, the Unit gives a comprehensive review of the major techniques and methods employed to study the human brain (since these provide information about function at various levels in the brain). These techniques will allow students to appreciate the theoretical interpretation of both spatial and temporal aspects of cerebral activity. The unit will cover the entire brain and will not simply focus upon structures typically associated with higher-order cognitive function.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)

12,000

International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

For this course (per year)

23,400

Entry requirements

An upper second-class honours degree (or international equivalent) in psychology or a closely related discipline (eg neuroscience or clinical psychology). Previous professional experience or qualifications can also be put forward for consideration as equivalent to the academic entry requirements given above. These will be considered on a case-by-case basis and we welcome enquiries about the suitability of any particular degree prior to full application.