The Neuroscience of Cognitive Disorders - SP611

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Location Term Level1 Credits (ECTS)2 Current Convenor3 2020 to 2021
(version 2)
Spring 6 15 (7.5) DR B Beck checkmark-circle


This module will builds upon the cognitive theories and research methods explored at stages 1 and 2. It focuses on several forms of neurological deficit, each of which affects a different domain of cognition. You learn about how different strands of neuroscientific research, relating to behaviour, cognition, anatomy, and physiology, have both advanced our understanding of human neuropsychology, and informed on the design of relevant intervention strategies.


This module appears in the following module collections.

Contact hours

22 hours

Method of assessment

100% courswork.

Indicative reading

The module reading list can be found online at

See the library reading list for this module (Canterbury)

Learning outcomes

8. The intended subject specific learning outcomes.
On successfully completing the module students will be able to:
8.1 demonstrate knowledge and a systematic understanding of how core concepts, theories and findings in the study of cognition have been applied to broader neuroscientific and clinical contexts.
8.2 demonstrate critical reflection when considering how cognitive psychology has informed our understanding of mind, brain and healthcare.
8.3 critically evaluate theoretical and empirical literature on the neuroscience of cognitive disorders.
8.4 evaluate through written analysis and interpretation the application of cognitive research to its broader neuroscientific and everyday context.
8.5 demonstrate an appreciation of the historical and conceptual issues in the study of the neuroscience of cognitive disorders.

9. The intended generic learning outcomes.
On successfully completing the module students will be able to:
9.1 demonstrate literacy, numeracy and writing skills to present, interpret and discuss concepts, theories, and findings based on the use of the relevant literature
9.2 demonstrate knowledge, understanding, and appreciation of the diversity of theoretical and empirical approaches in psychology
9.3 critically evaluate the quality of theories, methods and findings in published research
9.4 express well-founded opinions, argue rationally, develop new perspectives and engage in critical thinking


  1. Credit level 6. Higher level module usually taken in Stage 3 of an undergraduate degree.
  2. ECTS credits are recognised throughout the EU and allow you to transfer credit easily from one university to another.
  3. The named convenor is the convenor for the current academic session.
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