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Paper 5.4: Neuropsychology

Unit

Content

Time (Hours)

Domain

I Introduction

History and scope of neuropsychology

Functions and dysfunctions of the nervous system

Meninges, ventricles, vascular system

Phrenology

Trephination

10

 

3

4

3

 

Must know

 

Desirable to Know

Nice to Know

II Neuro-diagnostics

Comprehensive neuropsychological assessment, Individualized approach

Haltead-Reitan Neuropsychological battery

Luria-Nebraska neuropsychological battery

Brain imaging and scans

AIIMS Battery

14

5

4

5

 

Must know

 

Desirable to Know

Nice to Know

III Neuropsychological Disorders

Cerebrovascular accidents: types, causes, symptoms, and management

Tumors of the brain: types, causes, symptoms, and management

Traumatic head injuries: types, causes, symptoms, and management

Glasgow Coma scale

Neuropsychological rehabilitation

16

6

4

6

Must know

Desirable to Know

Nice to Know

 

Syllabus Books:

  1. Boller, F. &Grafman, J. (1988). Handbook of Neuropsychology. New York: Elsevier.
  2. Hersen, M. Kazdin, A. E., &Bellack, A.S. (1991). The Clinical Psychology Handbook. New York: Pergamon
  3. Kolb, B. &Whisaw, I.Q. (1990). Fundamentals of Human Neuropsychology. New York: Freeman, W.H.

 Reference Books:

  1. E. Maruish, J. A. Moses. (1997). Clinical Neuropsychology: Theoretical Foundations for Practitioners.Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.
  2. Joanette, A. R. Lecours. (1996). Classic Cases in Neuropsychology, Vol. 1.Psychology Press.
  3. Leclercq, P. Zimmermann. (2002). Applied Neuropsychology of Attention: Theory, Diagnosis, and Rehabilitation.Psychology Press.
  4. John Stirling. (2002). Introducing Neuropsychology. Psychology Press.

 

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