The Foundations of Cognitive Neuropsychology Micro-Credential

Degree Type
Micro Credentials
Department

The Micro-Credential in The Foundations of Cognitive Neuropsychology will provide students with detailed knowledge in the anatomy and physiology of the central nervous system and the molecular and biochemical basis of cognitive higher-order cortical information processing as it relates to typical and atypical mental states. The Micro-Credential also covers the clinical neuropsychological testing of fronto-executive disorders/syndromes, dementias, age-related changes in cognition (e.g., Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s diseases), brain injury and traumatic brain injury at both early and later stages of life. The Micro-Credential has a specialized focus on cognitive processing and the neurobiological basis of psychiatric and developmental disorders neurological/neuropsychology testing, measurements, and assessment of disorders and dysfunctions in comparisons to healthy age-matched individuals. Students will also acquire the competence to be able to communicate this knowledge effectively in oral and written form.

Please Note: Provision of Clinical Neuropsychological Testing serviced in New York State requires a license to practice. The Micro‑Credential is not a license to provide Clinical Neuropsychological Testing.

In order to acquire The Micro-Credential in The Foundations of Cognitive Neuropsychology, students must complete the courses below with a grade of “B” or better:

Requirements

Students are required to take 16 credits by completing the listed courses with a grade of B or higher. (Note: All of the courses in the Micro-Credential have prerequisites that are not part of the Micro-Credential.)

  • PY 3410 Cognitive Psychology 4 cr.

  • PY 4401 Developmental Neuropathology 4 cr.

  • PY 4403 Cognitive Neuroscience 4 cr.

  • PY 4610 Clinical Neuropsychology 4 cr.

Skills and Competencies to be Gained

Students who complete these courses at the stipulated level will have demonstrated the following foundational knowledge and skills:

  • Anatomy and physiology of the central nervous system and the molecular and biochemical basis of cognitive higher-order cortical information processing;

  • Specialized focus on cognitive processing and the biological basis of neuropsychiatric and developmental disorders;

  • Clinical understanding of brain injury and traumatic brain injury at both early and late developmental stages of life;

  • Clinical neuropsychological testing of fronto-executive disorders/syndromes, dementias, age-related changes in cognition (e.g., Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s diseases);

  • Neurological/neuropsychology testing, measurements, and assessment of disorders and dysfunctions in comparisons to health individuals; and

  • The ability to communicate this knowledge effectively.

 

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