Study Programmes 2016-2017
WARNING : 2015-2016 version of the course specifications
Clinical neuropsychology
Duration :
30h Th
Number of credits :
Bachelor in psychology and education : general3
Lecturer :
Language(s) of instruction :
French language
Organisation and examination :
Teaching in the first semester, review in January
Units courses prerequisite and corequisite :
Prerequisite or corequisite units are presented within each program
Course contents :
The objective is twofold:
  • to present the objectives of experimental neuropsychology, with a particular focus on the methods and interpretative approach of cognitive neuropsychology;
  • to present the scope of practice of clinical neuropsychology and introduce students to the general principles of assessment and rehabilitation of brain-damaged patients. Semiology of the main neuropsychological disorders are also presented.
Main topics
  • What is clinical neuropsychology?
  • Elements of neuropathology
  • The neuropsychological assessment (basics; clinical interview; medico-legal setting)
  • Neuropsychological rehabilitation (basics; assessment of the effects of the rehabilitation)
  • Semiology of memory disorders
  • Semiology of agnosia
  • Semiology of attentional disorders
  • Semiology of executive disorders
Learning outcomes of the course :
Introduction to the activities of the clinical neuropsychologist and to the general principles of the assessment and rehabilitation of brain-damaged patients. Teaching of the semiologies of the main neuropsychological conditions.
Prerequisite knowledge and skills :
Planned learning activities and teaching methods :
Mode of delivery (face-to-face ; distance-learning) :
Recommended or required readings :
Syllabus (+ other lecture notes)
Assessment methods and criteria :
Written examination with both multiple-choice (and/or TRUE-FALSE) and open-ended questions.
Work placement(s) :
Organizational remarks :
First semester of the third year of the bachelor's degree in Psychology and Education. For more information, see the web site of the neuropsychology unit:
Contacts :
Thierry Meulemans - 04/366.23.74 -