423022 :Neuropsychological Assessment

General info

Instruction language English
Type of Instruction 12 Lectures (12 x 2 hours) & practical (1 x 2 hours) (Lecture schedule)
Type of exams Open Questions and essays (Examination schedule)
Course load:6 ECTS credits
Registration:Enroll via COMAP.
Blackboard InfoLink to Blackboard (When you see 'Guest are not allowed in this course', please login at Blackboard itself)


dr. R.E. Mark (Coordinator)


Neuropsychological diagnostics:
Familiarity, understanding and basic experience with neuropsychological diagnostics.


Neuropsychological diagnostics:
The student will be introduced to the procedures clinical neuropsychologists follow when they make patient assessments. This includes the clinical interview, the importance of obtaining comprehensive case histories, the plethora of neuropsychological tests that are available and ultimately which ones to chose when a patient is referred to us for diagnosis. Brain structure and function will be closely linked throughout. The emphasis will be on neuropsychological diagnosis, with a specific focus on memory, attention, language, motor functions and executive functioning.

Compulsory Reading

  1. Lezak, M. D., Howieson, D.B., Bigler, E.D. & Tranel, D., Neuropsychological Assessment: Fifth Edition, Oxford University Press, 2012, ISBN 9780195395525.

Compulsory for

  • Aansluitingsprogramma Psychology voor Fontys ( 2014 )
  • Bachelor Psychology and Health ( 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 )
  • Major Cognitive Neuropsychology ( 2017 )
  • Minor Cognitive Neuroscience ( 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 )

Recommended option for

  • Aansluitingsprogramma Psychology voor Fontys ( 2015, 2016 )