Catalogue of Modules, University of Nottingham

C84CAS Assessment of Cognitive Function
(Last Updated:03 May 2017)

Year  17/18

Total Credits: 20

Level: Level 4

Target Students:  MSc Rehabilitation Psychology and MSc Rehabilitation   Available to JYA/Erasmus students.

Taught Semesters:

SemesterAssessment
Autumn Assessed by end of Autumn Semester 

Prerequisites: None.

Corequisites:  None.

Summary of Content:  This module will consider various aspects of cognitive assessment. The tests used will be evaluated in terms of standardisation, reliability and validity. Practical issues in administration and interpretation will be considered. The role of cognitive assessment will be evaluated within a research context.

Method and Frequency of Class:

ActivityNumber Of WeeksNumber of sessionsDuration of a session
Lecture 5 weeks1 per week6 hours

Activities may take place every teaching week of the Semester or only in specified weeks. It is usually specified above if an activity only takes place in some weeks of a Semester

Further Activity Details:

Method of Assessment: 

Assessment TypeWeightRequirements
Coursework 1 50 1x 2,500 word essay. 
Coursework 2 50 1x 2,500 word essay. 

Convenor: 
Dr R Stephens

Education Aims:  To introduce students to the principles of assessing for cognitive deficits in people with neurological disabilities.

Learning Outcomes:  

Knowledge and understanding:

  1. Scientific evidence and methods relevant to rehabilitation.
  2. Effects of physical illness on psychological functions.
  3. Knowledge of assessment strategies for people with cognitive impairments.
Intellectual Skills:

  1. Analyse and interpret evidence.
  2. Display the skills of problem-solving and reasoning.
  3. Demonstrate independence of thought.
  4. Critically evaluate alternative methods of assessment and treatment in rehabilitation practice.

Professional practical skills

  1. Written communication and presentation.
  2. Time management.
  3. Interpretation of data from cognitive testing.

Transferable Skills:

  1. Communicate effectively in writing.
  2. Search and retrieve information from databases and the Internet.
  3. Ability to critically evaluate research literature.
  4. Ability to integrate information from diverse sources and show breadth of vision.
  5. Problem solve in rehabilitation psychology.

Offering School:  Medicine


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