Adult Clinical Neuropsychology Program Goals and Objectives

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Overall Goal of the Programme: To educate scientist-practitioners in clinical neuropsychology

Specific Goal
1.To ensure that students have essential knowledge and skills for clinical neuropsychology practice.
Objectives 1.1. Knowledge of human neuroanatomy, neuropsychology and neurology.

1.2. Knowledge of principles of neuropsychological assessment and intervention.

Competencies Expected (i.e., skills, attitudes, knowledge) 1.1.1 Ability to apply knowledge of brain and behaviour to clinical cases.

1.2.1 Skill and expertise in the administration and interpretation of neuropsychological assessment techniques and in the formulation and of rehabilitation interventions.

1.2.2 Ability to communicate neuropsychological findings and formulations orally and in writing.

Means Used to Assess Outcomes & Minimum Achievements Expected  Evaluation component of individual courses (see course outlines) and practica and performance on Clinical Competency Examination and internship.
Actual Outcomes Since Last Self-Study Modal course grade in required courses 2009-2013: A

Modal Practicum II and Practicum Ill grades 2009-2013: Pass

Clinical Competency Exam pass rate prior to internship 2009-2013: 100% Modal internship grade 2009-2013: Pass

Attendance rate for Rounds series 2009-2013: 90%

Additional Comments
Training activities are designed to provide students with theoretical and practice-relevant neuropsychological knowledge and skills applicable to clinical cases and disorders.


Specific Goal
2.To ensure that students achieve excellence in the science of clinical neuropsychology
 2.1. Students contribute to the scientific literature and knowledge base in fields related to clinical neuropsychology
Competencies Expected (i.e., skills, attitudes, knowledge) 2.1.1. Ability to design and carry out research on issues relevant to clinical neuropsychology

2.1.2. Writing scientific papers for publication.

2.1.3. Preparing research material for visual and oral presentation to the scientific community

Means Used to Assess Outcomes & Minimum Achievements Expected Research practicum course grade

MA thesis related to neuropsychology

MA Oral exam pass within 24 months of program entry

PhD dissertation related to neuropsychology

PhD Oral exam pass

Publications and presentations reported in annual student reports and CVs.

Actual Outcomes Since Last Self-Study Modal MA research practicum grade 2009-2013: A/A+

Proportion of neuropsychology-related M.A. theses 2009-2013: 100% MA thesis pass rate 2009-2013: 100%

Proportion of PhD dissertations related to neuropsychology 2009-2013: 100%

PhD oral exam pass rate 2009-2013: 100%

Proportion of students conducting an empirical study for Academic Breadth Comprehensive Paper

2009-2013: 60%

Percentage of students with peer-reviewed publications: 100% Percentage of students with refereed conference presentations: 100% Percentage of students conducting research on internship:

Additional Comments See also statistics and research design requirements of clinical psychology program