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Module code:SPSC3004(Add to my personalised list)
Title:Psychology of Language and Communication
Credit value:.5
Division:Division of Psychology and Language Sciences
Module organiser:Nicole Charles
Organiser's location:Room 202, Chandler House
Available for students in Year(s):3,
Module prerequisites: 
Module outline:This course aims to provide a comprehensive overview of current psychological theories of human language and communication and to introduce the students to cognitive neuropsychology of language. It assumes knowledge of introductory psychology, clinical neurology, phonetics and linguistics and basic knowledge of experimental design and statistics. With respect to other units in Year III, SPSC3004 relates most closely to SPSC3801 and SPSC3001. SPSC3801 and SPSC3004 will provide the students with theoretical knowledge of speech and language disorders and with analytical skills, SPSC3801 from the developmental perspective, SPSC3004 from the adult perspective. It will be particularly the analytical skills that will be complementary and mutually useful. In relation to SPSC3001, some topics covered in SPSC3004 will assume knowledge and understanding of a number of concepts and theories introduced in SPSC3001.  
Module aims:The course aims to provide a basis for the clinical management of people with communication disorders, particularly adults with acquired speech and language disorders. As such, it is crucial as a preparation for the summer block placement in Year III and placements in Year IV, and it also helps students to prepare for the final year research project by consolidating their knowledge about psycholinguistic and cognitive neuropsychological investigations.  
Module objectives:Knowledge and Understanding By the end of this course unit students will be able to demonstrate that they can: - discuss key theoretical issues relating to psycholinguistics and cognitive neuropsychology of language - describe a range of cognitive - neuropsychologically based assessment materials - apply psycholinguistic and cognitive neuropsychological theories to clinical assessment These outcomes will be achieved through: - direct teaching - formative feedback from tutors and peers in small-group tutorials - guidance and formative feedback from the course tutor on assessed work - students\' independent study  
Key skills provided by module:Cognitive Skills By the end of this course unit students will develop further their: - analytical skills - evaluation skills - problem solving strategies Practical Skills By the end of this course unit students will be able to: - analyse and interpret clinical data - orientate themselves in a range of assessment materials and select appropriate assessments with respect to particular speech and language disorders Transferable Skills By the end of this course unit students will further develop the following skills: - analytical skills - applying theoretical knowledge to the interpretation of clinical data - essay / report writing - oral communication / presentation skills - giving constructive feedback on peers\' performance  
Module timetable: 
Module assessment:Data interpretation exercise 100.00%. 
Notes:The course will be taught in the Spring term. It consists of lectures, group exercises incorporated into teaching sessions, and it is supported by small group tutorials. Students are strongly advised to study the readings recommended in lectures in parallel with the course, as the course is very intensive. Lectures (with group exercises): 8 sessions (each 3.5 hours) Tutorials: 2 sessions (each 1 hour)  
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