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What Will You Learn?

Navigate the labyrinth of the most complex organ and system ever discovered, the brain. Study the Neuropsychology Diploma Course and explore how it is we are able to express and understand emotions, acquire and use language, learn, remember, and plan, and how consciousness and unconscious experiences are shaped by the brain. Build a foundation of biological knowledge, understand the functions of various areas of the brain, and how these relate to developmental disorders and mental health problems, as well as the effects of brain damage.

This online neuropsychology course introduces itself by first looking at the wider subject of psychology and the various areas within this, before establishing the aims of neuropsychology. To give the subject context you are provided with its history, how it is applied in everyday settings, and the questions it sets out to answer.

You don’t need an encyclopaedic knowledge of the brain’s anatomy to study the concepts of neuropsychology. However, a good grasp of some terminology and how the various systems of the brain function both independently and together will aid you in understanding the research put forward by neuropsychologists. To ensure you have the information you need, the Neuropsychology Diploma Course guides you through the basics of brain anatomy and biological functions associated with the human brain and nervous system. You’ll explore the major areas of the brain and how different cell types transmit signals to one another.

To expand their knowledge of the how the human brain and nervous systems work, neuropsychologists use various research methods and technologies to collect data, including the use of Structural Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), Computer Tomography (CT), and Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS). The course covers how each of these methods is used to provide reliable results and the importance of using group, rather than individual, case studies. You’ll also look at the topic of ethics, including the use of animals in research.

A large and consistent question that has been around since the inception of psychology, is that of the relationship between brain and mind or brain and the “soul”. How the physical can produce the experience of consciousness and whether the brain and mind are distinct from one another. The Neuropsychology Course discusses how the brain generates conscious states, including sleep, hypnosis, stupor and coma, and goes even further by looking at how neuropsychology views free will and the possible existence of a human soul.

Our perception of the world comes about by our brain’s ability to receive sensory input from our five main senses. You’ll learn how each of the sense organs works to receive input and how the brain makes sense of this external stimuli to provide us with the experience of sound, taste, smell, etc. In addition to looking at how the brain usually functions you’ll also learn how damage to the brain can disrupt this process, with phantom limb syndrome and synaesthesia covered extensively.

Humans have a uniquely complex capacity for language. You’ll discover how we develop the ability to speak and process language – looking at the stages we go through, from childhood to adulthood, and how some people become bilingual. The Neuropsychology Diploma Course will teach you about disorders of language, such as agraphia and dyslexia, and how brain damage can affect language usage.

The purposes and various types of memory are discussed in the course, including an analysis of which parts of the brain are responsible for the storage and retrieval of memories. You’ll be exposed to the way memory is studied, what happens when particular parts of the brain are damaged, and an explanation of confabulation.

The course addresses mental health problems - looking at what they are and the consensus in Western medicine regarding their causes and treatment. You’ll explore the explanations, risk factors and treatments of the following disorders: depression, anxiety (including phobia), schizophrenia, and bipolar disorder.

Emotions are a fundamental part of human experience. The Neuropsychology Diploma Course discusses emotional processing and expressions, including whether this differs between cultures and whether facial expressions are something that are learned or hardwired from birth. You’ll also explore the areas of the brain that are responsible for emotion production and regulation and how brain damage and dysfunction can cause difficulties in this and in understanding emotion.

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Course Syllabus

What will I learn on the course?

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  • Introduction
  • Part 1: A Brief Overview Of Neuropsychology
  • Part 2: What Are The Distinguishing Features Of Neuropsychology?
  • Part 3: Questions Neuropsychology Seeks To Answer
  • Part 4: The Application Of Neuropsychology
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 1 Assessment
  • Part 1: Key Terms You Need To Know
  • Part 2: How Does The Brain Develop And Change Over The Lifespan?
  • Part 3: Major Lobes Of The Brain
  • Part 4: The Brain’s Vascular System
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 2 Assessment
  • Part 1: Various Types Of Brain Imaging Technology Available To Neuropsychologists
  • Part 2: Are These Techniques Reliable, And Do They Yield Useful Results?
  • Part 3: Individual And Group Studies In Neuropsychological Research
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 3 Assessment
  • Part 1: What Parts Of The Human Brain Allow Us To Be Conscious And Aware?
  • Part 2: What About The Unconscious Mind?
  • Part 3: What Happens When We Go To Sleep?
  • Part 4: Do Humans Have A Soul Or Spirit?
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 4 Assessment
  • Part 1: The Sense Organs
  • Part 2: The Ear
  • Part 3: How Many Senses Do We Really Have?
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 5 Assessment
  • Part 1: Key Elements Of Language Learning And Comprehension
  • Part 2: A Summary Of The Main Language Pathway In The Human Brain
  • Part 3: How Do We Learn To Read?
  • Part 4: Problems Working With Written Language
  • Part 5: What About Sign Language?
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 6 Assessment
  • Part 1: The Different Types Of Memory
  • Part 2: What Parts Of The Brain Are Important For Creating And Recalling Memories?
  • Part 3: How Do We Forget Information?
  • Part 4: Further CaseStudies In Amnesia: Henry Molaison And Kent Cochrane
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 7 Assessment
  • Part 1: Intellectual Disability
  • Part 2: Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder
  • Part 3: Williams Syndrome
  • Part 4: Autism
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 8 Assessment
  • Part 1: What Is A Mental Illness?
  • Part 2: Anxiety
  • Part 3: Schizophrenia
  • Part 4: Bipolar Disorder
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 9 Assessment
  • Part 1: What Are The Key Emotions People Experience, And Is This True For All Cultures?
  • Part 2: Pleasure And Happiness
  • Part 3: How Do We Detect Emotion In Others?
  • Part 4: Romantic Attraction And Love
  • Part 5: Social Rejection And The Brain
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 10 Assessment
  • Conclusion
Who Would Benefit From this Course?

The Neuropsychology Diploma Course is perfect for anyone who has ever wondered how we, as humans, are capable of all the amazing things that we too-often take for granted, many of which separate us from every other living entity on the planet.

If you are interested in this field of study but are unsure whether to commit your time and finances to a full-time, formal qualification, this course provides an exceptional introduction and foundation of knowledge from which to build.

If you work or would like to work, in a caring or support role with people who have developmental disorders or mental illnesses, you will gain a greater understanding of these conditions and how they are treated.

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Accreditations

The Neuropsychology Diploma Course will take you up to 150 hours to complete working from home. There is no time limit for completing this course, it can be studied in your own time at your own pace. This is a Level 3 course and will give you 150 CPD (Continued Professional Development) points.

Upon completion of your course assessments, you receive 2 certificates. A certificate from the Centre of Excellence and a CPD certificate displaying the number of CPD points earned from the course.

This course is registered with the CMA (Complementary Medical Association), which is internationally recognised as the elite force in professional, ethical complementary medicine by professional practitioners, doctors and, increasingly, by the general public. Upon completion of the course you can gain membership to the CMA, which in addition to supplying a professional accreditation, offers a number of benefits, all of which can be found here.

This course is endorsed by the Quality Licence Scheme. Therefore, upon successful completion of this course, learners can also receive a certificate of achievement from Quality Licence Scheme and a Learner Unit Summary, which lists the details of all the units the learner has completed as part of the course. (This certificate is optional and costs an additional £25).

The Quality Licence Scheme is part of the Skills and Education Group, a charitable organisation that unites education and skills-orientated organisations that share similar values and objectives. With more than 100 years of collective experience, the Skills and Education Group’s strategic partnerships create opportunities to inform, influence and represent the wider education and skills sector.

The Skills and Education Group also includes two nationally recognised awarding organisations; Skills and Education Group Awards and Skills and Education Group Access. Through their awarding organisations they have developed a reputation for providing high-quality qualifications and assessments for the education and skills sector. They are committed to helping employers, organisations and learners cultivate the relevant skills for learning, skills for employment, and skills for life.

Their knowledge and experience of working within the awarding sector enables them to work with training providers, through the Quality Licence Scheme, to help them develop high-quality courses and/or training programmes for the non-regulated market.

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