Diploma In Neuropsychology Online Course

Navigate The Labyrinth That Is The Brain

Diploma In Neuropsychology Online Course

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Navigate The Labyrinth That Is The Brain

Navigate the labyrinth of the most complex organ and system ever discovered, the brain. Study the Neuropsychology 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.

The 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 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 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 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.

Who would benefit from this course?

The Neuropsychology 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.

Course Fast Facts:

  1. Learn the fundamentals of neuropsychology
  2. Comprehensive 10 module Accredited Certificate in Neuropsychology
  3. Study along with simple instructions & demonstrations
  4. Written and developed by leading experts neuropsychologists
  5. Receive one-on-one online help & support
  6. Unlimited, lifetime access to online course
  7. Certificate of completion awarded with passing score for the online assessment
  8. Study at your own pace with no rigid class timetables, 24/7 from any computer or smart device

Course Delivery

Courses are accessed online by any device including PC, tablet or Smart Phone. Upon purchase an automated welcome email will be sent to you (please check your junk email inbox if not received as this is an automated email), in order for you to access your online course, which is Available 24/7 on any computer or smart mobile device. 

Recognition & Accreditation

Upon completion of your course assessment, you will receive 3 certificates. An accredited certificate from the awarding body relating to your course, a CPD certificate displaying the number of CPD points earned from the course and a certificate of completion.

Module 1 – What Is Neuropsychology?

  • 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
  • Module 1 Assessment

Module 2 – The Structure Of The Brain And Central Nervous System

  • 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
  • Module 2 Assessment

Module 3 – Research Methods In Neuropsychology

  • 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
  • Module 3 Assessment

Module 4 – Consciousness And Awareness

  • 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?
  • Module 4 Assessment

Module 5 – Perception

  • Part 1: The Sense Organs
  • Part 2: The Ear
  • Part 3: How Many Senses Do We Really Have?
  • Module 5 Assessment

Module 6 – Language

  • 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?
  • Module 6 Assessment

Module 7 – Memory

  • 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
  • Module 7 Assessment

Module 8 – Developmental Disorders

  • Part 1: Intellectual Disability
  • Part 2: Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD)
  • Part 3: Williams Syndrome
  • Part 4: Autism
  • Module 8 Assessment

Module 9 – Psychiatric Disorders

  • Part 1: What Is A Mental Illness?
  • Part 2: Anxiety
  • Part 3: Schizophrenia
  • Part 4: Bipolar Disorder
  • Module 9 Assessment

Module 10 – Emotion

  • 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
  • Module 10 Assessment
  • Conclusion

Entry requirements

Students must have basic literacy and numeracy skills.

Minimum education

Open entry. Previous schooling and academic achievements are not required for entry into this course.

Computer requirements

Students will need access to a computer and the internet. 

Minimum specifications for the computer are:

Windows:

  • Microsoft Windows XP, or later
  • Modern and up to date Browser (Internet Explorer 8 or later, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

MAC/iOS

  • OSX/iOS 6 or later
  • Modern and up to date Browser (Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

All systems

  • Internet bandwidth of 1Mb or faster
  • Flash player or a browser with HTML5 video capabilities(Currently Internet Explorer 9, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

Students will also need access the following applications:

Adobe Acrobat Reader

The Neuropsychology 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.

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 and offers a number of benefits.

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

Upon successful completion of this course, learners can also receive a certificate of achievement from ABC Awards 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).

ABC Awards is a leading national Awarding Organisation, regulated by Ofqual, and the Welsh Government. It has a long-established reputation for developing and awarding high-quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries.

This course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards and Certa Awards Quality Licence Scheme.


About this Course

Navigate The Labyrinth That Is The Brain

Navigate the labyrinth of the most complex organ and system ever discovered, the brain. Study the Neuropsychology 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.

The 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 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 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 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.

Who would benefit from this course?

The Neuropsychology 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.

Course Fast Facts:

  1. Learn the fundamentals of neuropsychology
  2. Comprehensive 10 module Accredited Certificate in Neuropsychology
  3. Study along with simple instructions & demonstrations
  4. Written and developed by leading experts neuropsychologists
  5. Receive one-on-one online help & support
  6. Unlimited, lifetime access to online course
  7. Certificate of completion awarded with passing score for the online assessment
  8. Study at your own pace with no rigid class timetables, 24/7 from any computer or smart device

Course Delivery

Courses are accessed online by any device including PC, tablet or Smart Phone. Upon purchase an automated welcome email will be sent to you (please check your junk email inbox if not received as this is an automated email), in order for you to access your online course, which is Available 24/7 on any computer or smart mobile device. 

Recognition & Accreditation

Upon completion of your course assessment, you will receive 3 certificates. An accredited certificate from the awarding body relating to your course, a CPD certificate displaying the number of CPD points earned from the course and a certificate of completion.

Module 1 – What Is Neuropsychology?

  • 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
  • Module 1 Assessment

Module 2 – The Structure Of The Brain And Central Nervous System

  • 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
  • Module 2 Assessment

Module 3 – Research Methods In Neuropsychology

  • 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
  • Module 3 Assessment

Module 4 – Consciousness And Awareness

  • 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?
  • Module 4 Assessment

Module 5 – Perception

  • Part 1: The Sense Organs
  • Part 2: The Ear
  • Part 3: How Many Senses Do We Really Have?
  • Module 5 Assessment

Module 6 – Language

  • 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?
  • Module 6 Assessment

Module 7 – Memory

  • 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
  • Module 7 Assessment

Module 8 – Developmental Disorders

  • Part 1: Intellectual Disability
  • Part 2: Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD)
  • Part 3: Williams Syndrome
  • Part 4: Autism
  • Module 8 Assessment

Module 9 – Psychiatric Disorders

  • Part 1: What Is A Mental Illness?
  • Part 2: Anxiety
  • Part 3: Schizophrenia
  • Part 4: Bipolar Disorder
  • Module 9 Assessment

Module 10 – Emotion

  • 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
  • Module 10 Assessment
  • Conclusion

Entry requirements

Students must have basic literacy and numeracy skills.

Minimum education

Open entry. Previous schooling and academic achievements are not required for entry into this course.

Computer requirements

Students will need access to a computer and the internet. 

Minimum specifications for the computer are:

Windows:

  • Microsoft Windows XP, or later
  • Modern and up to date Browser (Internet Explorer 8 or later, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

MAC/iOS

  • OSX/iOS 6 or later
  • Modern and up to date Browser (Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

All systems

  • Internet bandwidth of 1Mb or faster
  • Flash player or a browser with HTML5 video capabilities(Currently Internet Explorer 9, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

Students will also need access the following applications:

Adobe Acrobat Reader

The Neuropsychology 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.

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 and offers a number of benefits.

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

Upon successful completion of this course, learners can also receive a certificate of achievement from ABC Awards 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).

ABC Awards is a leading national Awarding Organisation, regulated by Ofqual, and the Welsh Government. It has a long-established reputation for developing and awarding high-quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries.

This course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards and Certa Awards Quality Licence Scheme.


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Course ID No.: 012CE167
Delivery Mode: Online
Course Access: Unlimited lifetime access-Study at your own pace
Tutor Support: Yes
Time required: 150 hours of study
Assessments: Yes
Qualification: Certificate

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