Psychology: Clinical Neuropsychology
|Vak||EC||Semester 1||Semester 2|
(Students choose between Adult and Old-age or Child Neuropsychology):
|Adult and Old-Age Clinical Neuropsychology: Clinical Practice||5|
|Adult and Old-Age Clinical Neuropsychology: Theory and Assessment||5|
|Child Neuropsychology: Clinical Practice of Neurodevelopmental Disorders||5|
|Child Neuropsychology: Theory and Assessment of Neurodevelopmental Disorders||5|
Internship can be 10 or 20EC; when choosing 10EC add 10EC electives (consult the information tab).
|Master Thesis in MSc. Psychology||20|
|Intervention Strategies in Clinical Neuropsychology||5|
|Intervention Strategies in Clinical Neuropsychology: Practical Training||5|
For the timetables please consult the course descriptions.
Regulations: Enrolling, Course and Examination, Master’s diploma and graduation
This is a specialization for the master’s programme of Psychology.
Clinical neuropsychologists assess and manage the cognitive, emotional and behavioural consequences of brain disorders as a result of various neurological and psychiatric conditions such as (congenital) neurodevelopmental disorders, stroke, traumatic brain injury, epilepsy, brain tumours, substance abuse, schizophrenia and dementia. Clinical neuropsychologists typically work as part of a multidisciplinary team in neurological and psychiatric departments in (university) hospitals, research institutes, rehabilitation centres, nursing homes and private practices. There is increasing recognition of the role clinical neuropsychologists play in the management of brain diseases and the demand for their services is becoming greater as the population ages and medical (neuro)technology advances.
This master specialization is grounded in the neurosciences relevant to clinical neuropsychology with a strong focus on evidence-based practice. This means that in the course students are taught to focus on the conscientious, explicit and well-judged use of current best scientific evidence in making decisions about the care of individual patients in terms of diagnostics, prognostics and interventions (the ‘scientist-practitioner’-model). The programme is attractive not only for students who wish to become professionally active in the field of clinical neuropsychology (e.g. as health care psychologists or clinical neuropsychologist) but also for students who wish to prepare for a PhD. track in (clinical) neurosciences. Entrance requirement is a BSc in psychology (including courses on biological psychology and clinical neuropsychology). BSc with other majors can apply but additional courses may be required. Master’s Programmes – Clinical Neuropsychology.
The curriculum consists of:
For Dutch students it is important to mind the training requirements for post-master vocational training in health care (information in Dutch) in their choices of courses.
Additional information about Neuropsychology at Leiden University
Choose up to 10EC, depending on the length of the Internship, from the elective courses.
Students can choose to do an Internship for 10 or 20 EC. An Internship for 20 EC includes Oganisational, Ethical and Legal Aspects of Health Care and supervision on BAPD-reports. Please also see the options for doing an internship (pdf).
For information about the specialization Clinical Neuropsychology please contact:
The books are available at a discount via the bookshop of the study association Labyrint on presentation of your Labyrint membership pass. Otherwise they can be bought from academic booksellers.