PG Diploma (Postgraduate Diploma) Applied NeuropsychologyFind a programme
|Faculty||Faculty of Science|
|Awards available||PG Diploma (Postgraduate Diploma)|
One year full-time;
two years part-time
|Location of programme||Clifton campus|
|Part-time study available||Yes|
|Open to international students||Yes|
|Number of places||30|
|Start date||September 2017, January 2018|
This diploma provides you with training in clinical neuropsychology and a substantial portion of the taught content is provided by clinicians working within the National Health Service. The training is identical to that provided to UK-registered clinicians who want to specialise in clinical neuropsychology, and meets the British Psychological Society requirements for the knowledge dimension of the Qualification in Clinical Neuropsychology (QiCN).
It provides an excellent basis for anyone wishing to pursue a career working with patients with neuropsychological deficits. Alternatively, the diploma can lead to further doctoral research. It would also be of interest to international students looking to obtain specialist training in clinical neuropsychology.
There is a strong focus on patient care, diagnostics and management of a range of neurological conditions. As well as working within the acute hospital trust, the department provides input to specialist inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation services for people with acquired brain injury. All lectures are broadcast live online using Adobe Connect and can be viewed at a later date. Some units are provided in a block of teaching (ie one unit over a single week) while others are delivered weekly.
This mode of delivery is designed to suit people with professional or other commitments. 80 credits of taught content are delivered in four separate teaching blocks, each lasting a week. All content in these blocks is recorded but students are expected to attend these weeks in person. The remaining 40 credits are delivered through weekly online lectures, presentations and seminars.
Distance learning (for international students only)
All aspects of delivery are identical except that lectures are viewed online. However, we also offer distance learners regular additional online sessions providing enhanced academic and pastoral support.
Fees for 2017/18
Fees quoted are per annum and subject to annual increase.
Funding for 2017/18
Further information on funding for prospective UK, EU and international postgraduate students.
- Functional Neuroanatomy, Neuroscience Methods and Issues in Neuropsychology (30 credits)
- Part A: Issues in Neuropsychology
- Part B: Functional Neuroanatomy and Neuroscience Methods
- Applied Clinical Neuropsychology and Principles of Assessment (30 credits)
- Part A: Assessment in Clinical Neuropsychology
- Part B: Applied Neuropsychology
- Development, Rehabilitation and Evidence-based Neuropsychology and Principles of Clinical Statistics (30 credits)
- Part A: Development and Rehabilitation
- Part B: Evidence-Based Neuropsychology
- Theoretical and Clinical Neuropsychology (30 credits)
- Part A: Clinical Neuropsychology in Practice
- Part B: Theoretical Neuropsychology
An upper second-class honours degree (or international equivalent) in psychology, or a closely related discipline (eg neuroscience, clinical psychology). Some clinical experience is preferable, though not essential. Previous professional experience or qualifications can also be put forward for consideration as equivalent to the academic entry requirements. These will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
See international equivalent qualifications on the International Office website.
|Application method||Online application form|
|English language requirements||
Further information about English language requirements
|Admissions statement||Read the programme admissions statement for important information on entry requirements, the application process and supporting documents required.|
This degree supports those who wish to pursue a career in clinical psychology or clinical neuropsychology. It delivers core skills that will enhance your career prospects: as an assistant psychologist, for those applying for training in clinical psychology, and those wishing to undertake clinical research in an academic environment. It also provides continuing professional development to anyone who is already working in a clinical setting and is seeking specialist training to work with patients with neuropsychological defects.
20 August 2017 for September 2017 intake
20 December 2017 for January 2018 intake
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