Clinical and Applied Paediatric Neuropsychology
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CPD Courses- registration is now open for 2014-15 courses 

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CPD Course 1: Introduction to developmental cognitive neuroscience (Oct 2014)

Also available as a Taster course for delegates considering later diploma/MSc registration

Developmental cognitive neuroscience provides the scientific knowledge underpinning contemporary paediatric neuropsychology practice. In order to study the complex multifaceted development of human cognition and its neural underpinnings it is essential that scientists in traditionally distinct fields integrate their methodologies. Students are introduced to the fundamental principles behind a range of methodologies with examples of cutting-edge research and the potential clinical implications. Students are provided with detailed teaching of human neuroanatomy via lectures and practical classes. If students feel unable to work with human brains in the neuroanatomy class they are free to opt out but it is recommended whenever possible.

Course dates
Early bird closing date and costs
Standard closing date and costs

29 September – 3 October 2014

22 August 2014

CPD -£833

Taster -£933

15 September 2014

CPD - £973

Taster - £1,073

TWO COURSES– Special Offer. 

Any two CPD/Taster courses are offered as a discounted rate- see application form

CPD Course 2: Professional issues for paediatric neuropsychologists (Oct 2014)

Also available as a Taster course for delegates considering later diploma/MSc registration

This module describes a range of paediatric neurological disorders as well as the different settings in which neuropsychologists work. Disorders include; epilepsy, traumatic brain injury, non-accidental brain injury, neurovascular disorders, metabolic disorders and hydrocephalus. Professional issues are discussed that are associated with practice is different professional contexts, such as specialist neuroscience centres, child and adolescent mental health teams, educational systems and medico-legal work. The roles and overlaps with multidisciplinary colleagues are described. Ethical issues and potential dilemmas relevant to neuropsychological practice are considered.

Course Dates
Early bird closing date and cost Standard closing date and cost

6 – 10 October 2014


28 August 2014

CPD - £833

Taster - £933

22 September 2014

CPD - £973

Taster - £1,073


TWO COURSES– Special Offer. 

Any two CPD/Taster courses are offered as a discounted rate- see application form

CPD Course 3: Development of sensory, motor and cognitive neural systems (Dec 2014)

Also available as a Taster course for delegates considering later diploma/MSc registration

This module presents the normal and potentially abnormal development of neural systems subserving sensory, motor and cognitive functions. The normal neuroanatomical development of each system and the integration between systems is described. Competing processes involved in restoration after early injury or abnormal compensation are considered.  Topics such as plasticity and reorganisation of function, crowding effects, sleeper effects and altered trajectories of learning will be discussed.

Course Dates
Early bird closing date and cost
Standard closing date and cost

1 - 5 December 2014

27 October 2014

CPD- £833

Taster- £933

17 November 2014

CPD- £973

Taster- £1,073


TWO COURSES– Special Offer. 

Any two CPD/Taster courses are offered as a discounted rate- see application form

CPD Course 4: Developmental disorders and neuropsychological profiles (Jan 2015)

Also available as a Taster course for delegates considering later diploma/MSc registration

This module describes how cognition and aetiology are related in a range of developmental disorders. The complexity of studying a brain that is developing abnormally is illustrated by clinical case studies and syndrome profiles. Neuropsychological outcome following interventions in childhood such as neurosurgery are considered. Developmental disorders used to illustrate brain-behaviour relationships include neurological disorders such as epilepsy and Traumatic Brain Injury, neurodevelopmental syndromes such as Autistic Spectrum Disorders, ADHD and dyslexia, and psychiatric problems such as childhood schizophrenia. 

Course Dates
Early bird closing date and cost
Standard closing date and cost
12 – 16 January 2015

12 December 2014

CPD- £833

Taster- £933

5 January 2015

CPD- £973

Taster- £1,073


TWO COURSES– Special Offer. 

Any two CPD/Taster courses are offered as a discounted rate- see application form

CPD Course 5: Infants and neurodevelopmental assessment (Feb 2015)

This module focuses on the specialised assessment of infants and children at risk of developmental delay who may require early neurodevelopmental assessment. Electrophysiological methods, such as Event Related Potentials,  and behavioural techniques, such as visual paired comparison, used to assess attention, timing and organisation of early cognitive skills are described. Clinical neurodevelopmental assessment batteries that measure sequential neurodevelopmental steps in early cognitive, language and motor development are also described.

Course Dates
Early bird closing date and cost
Standard closing date and cost
9 – 13 February 2015

5 January 2015

£833

26 January 2015

£973


TWO COURSES– Special Offer. 

Any two CPD courses are offered as a discounted rate- see application form

CPD Course 6: Assessment of neuropsychological disorders (March 2015)


This module considers the underpinning principles of neuropsychological assessment in children and adolescents and the many variables involved in the administration, interpretation and reporting of neuropsychological assessments. Paediatric neuropsychologists are required to diagnose functions that are at risk of compromise and provide prognosis of outcome after brain injury/disease at different stages of development. Therefore all assessment procedures within this module build on key concepts of normal and abnormal development described in Modules 3 and 4. Workshops are used to review the strengths and weaknesses of various tests used for  assessing different components of cognition and behaviour. The importance of interpreting tests within the context of individual cases and describing potential functional implications is highlighted.  

Course Dates
Early bird closing date and cost
Standard closing date and cost
16 - 20 March 2015

9 February 2015

£833

26 January 2015

£973

TWO COURSES– Special Offer. 

Any two CPD courses are offered as a discounted rate- see application form

CPD Course 7: Advanced developmental cognitive neuroscience (April 2015)

This module builds on the module called ‘Introduction to Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience’ and develops a more in-depth understanding of some of the methods and approaches used within developmental cognitive neuroscience with their clinical implications. Different paradigms and techniques are described such as neuroimaging, electrophysiology, experimental cognitive neuropsychology, and molecular genetic engineering. The combination of such techniques to further our understanding of developing brain-behaviour interactions is illustrated through reviews of contemporary research.

Course Dates
Early Bird rate
Delegate discount rate 

27 April – 1 May 2015

23 March 2015

£833

14 April 2015

£973

TWO COURSES– Special Offer. 

Any two CPD courses are offered as a discounted rate- see application form


* Student discounts are also available for this module- please contact administrator for details

Overview

 CPD Modules 1-7  Taster Modules 1-4
Entry All Professionals HCPC registration
Assessments  No  Yes
Gain Credits for MSc Clinical Paediatric Neuropsychology Course  No  Yes

Please read full details below.

Entry Criteria for the CPD Modules 1 - 7

Professionals from all backgrounds interested in topics in paediatric neuropsychology and cognitive neuroscience are welcome to register as CPD delegates. CPD delegates attend the lectures and enjoy electronic access to the course materials but do not sit any examinations.

Entry Criteria for Taster Modules (for Modules 1 - 4 only)

For modules 1 to 4 it is also possible for some delegates to register as Taster delegates. To register as a Taster delegate you need to be a Clinical or Educational Psychologist registered with the UK Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). 

Should delegates consider there is a possibility they may decide to complete the whole professional diploma or MSc at a later stage, as Taster delegates they can ‘bank’ the credits for these modules. Taster delegates who are later accepted onto the degree programme would be exempt from studying these modules again or paying for them twice.

In order to complete the Taster modules successfully, delegates must pass an unseen examination (for Modules 1 and 3) and complete a short piece of coursework (for Modules 2 and 4). The exam lasts for 1½ hours and comprises multiple-choice and short-answer questions.

Important Points to note for Taster applications-

  • It is only possible to apply for exemption for Diploma/MSc modules in Clinical Paediatric Neuropsychology at a later stage if you have registered as a UCL Taster student. Registering as a CPD delegate does not permit any future exemptions from the full degree programme.
  • A maximum of 3 modules may be taken as a Taster student. Any 3 from modules 1-4 are available.
  • No other course, will qualify for any exemption of the UCL Diploma/MSc modules. This is only possible by completing a module from this programme.
  • Successful completion of a Taster Module does not guarantee acceptance onto the Diploma/MSc programme at a later stage. Applications have to be made to the degree programme following the standard UCL procedures for post-graduate programmes.
  • Applicants for Taster modules are accepted in order of application. Places are limited.
  • UCL Taster students can only gain exemption from these modules on the full degree programme providing they have successfully registered on the degree programme within 2 academic years after passing the Taster module.
  • Potential UCL Taster candidates should note that whilst they are on ICH premises they will have access to electronic resources, journals, computer rooms and printers and be able to pay for use of the photocopy machines. However, when working off-site, it is currently NOT possible to access electronic journals remotely.

Please download the relevant application form and return to the Programme Administrator MSc Paediatric Neuropsychology

Institute of Child Health
30 Guilford Street
London, WC1N 1EH

paed-neuropsych@ucl.ac.uk Tel. 020 7905 2119

Payment methods are detailed on the application form.


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