PSYPRO4606 - Practical Training - Clinical Neuropsychology


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Practical examination
Grade: Passed/Failed

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
Practical examination 100/100

Course content

Knowledge about the brain and its functioning increases our understanding of the patient. Neuropsychological expertise is important in all types of clinical psychological activities. The aim of this course, in combination with the course PSYPRO 4605, is to provide the student with an understanding of neuropsychological methods and to provide training in practical clinical neuropsychology.

Learning outcome

After completing this course the students should:
Be able to describe the neuropsychological assessment, why and when it is performed, and what kind of information it provides.

Be able to administer a selection of important neuropsychological tests and to know what these tests are measuring.

Be able to describe conditions that might influence the reliability and validity of the neuropsychological assessment.

Be able to describe different challenges when assessing particular groups such as children or the elderly.

After completing this course the students should:
Be able to evaluate when a neuropsychological assessment should be performed or initiated.

Be able to perform an anamnestic interview of the patient and to collect relevant background information.

Be able to administer and score a selection of central neuropsychological tests.

Have observed the use of a larger number of neuropsychological tests and methods.

Be able to draw conclusions regarding the patient´s cognitive functioning based on the neuropsychological profile.

General competence:
After completing this course the students should:

Be able to integrate neuropsychological knowledge with other clinical experience.

Have knowledge of differential diagnostics, including different neurological conditions and mental disorders.

Could use and evaluate comparative information where applicable.

Have the expertise and skills necessary for initiating a neuropsychological examination, and have the basic knowledge to understand the neuropsychological test results.

Have basic knowledge of how a report from a neuropsychological survey is written.

Be able to describe current measures and implications from aneuropsychological examination

Learning methods and activities

The course consists of lectures in the use of neuropsychological tests, test practice and neuropsychological practice. The evaluation of the course is based on the active participation of the student and in accordance to the Guidelines for the implementation and evaluation of clinical practice.

Compulsory assignments

  • 100% attendance at staff
  • 80 % attendance testing course
  • 100% attendance at practise

Further on evaluation

The student is allowed to repeat this course one time if first time is evaluated Fail. Failed course must be fully repeated and so must all mandatory assignments. The course is evaluated according to "Guidelines for the implementation and evaluation of clinical practice".

Specific conditions

Exam registration requires that class registration is approved in the same semester. Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Clinical Psychology Programme (CPSY)
Clinical Psychology Programme, 6 years (CPSY6)

Required previous knowledge

Passed exam in PSYPRO4201-4204 and PSYPRO4601-4604 is required.
The class is divided into two this semester. One group will take the PSYPRO4605 and PSYPRO4606, the second group PSYPRO4505 and perspective course, and reverse the following semester.

Course materials

Any articles / supporting literature will be, if required, given by the trainers. The syllabus for the course PSYPRO4605 - Clinical Neuropsychology, must also be regarded as supporting literature.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
PSYPRO4081 7.5 01.09.2011
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Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Second degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2020

Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2021

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Psychology
Contact information
Course coordinator:

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Psychology



Examination arrangement: Practical examination

Term Status code Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Digital exam Room *
Autumn ORD Practical examination 100/100
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Practical examination 100/100
Room Building Number of candidates
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