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Information for module PALS0016

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Module code:PALS0016 (Add to my personalised list)
Title:Developmental Disorders of Language Learning and Cognition
Credit value:15
Division:Division of Psychology and Language Sciences
Module organiser (provisional):Fiona Kyle
Organiser's location:DCAL/Chandler House
Available for students in Year(s):
Module prerequisites:Not explicitly but some prior experience may be required  
Module outline:This course covers a range of specialized topics related to research in developmental disorders of communication and cognition. The lectures will cover the most recent research on the cognitive and communicative characteristics of William’s Syndrome, Specific Language Impairment, Autism, Specific Learning Difficulties in Literacy and Numeracy, Cerebral Palsy, and Deafness. The course also covers recent theoretical approaches to developmental disorders (e.g. causal modeling, the influence of genes and environment), and addresses practical and theoretical approaches to intervention.  
Module aims:The course aims to: • Convey the major theories (historical and current) of developmental disorders of communication and cognition • Consider the brain systems which may contribute to atypical development of communication and cognition • Discuss the relevant methodologies in this area 
Module objectives:By the end of the module the students will be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of: • The alternative types of research methods used to explore atypical development of communication and cognition • Theories of specific development disorders of communication and cognition  
Key skills provided by module:understand the scientific underpinnings of psychology as a discipline reason scientifically and demonstrate the relationship between theory and evidence adopt multiple perspectives reason scientifically, understand the role of evidence and make critical judgments about arguments in psychology adopt multiple perspectives and systematically analyses the relationships between them communicate ideas and research findings by written, oral and visual means communicate ideas and research findings, both effectively and fluently by written, oral and visual means  
Module timetable: 
Module assessment:

UG FHEQ Level 6

  • Standard assessment pattern:
    • Unseen two-hour written Examination 50.00%
    • Coursework (2,000 words or equivalent) 50.00%

PG FHEQ Level 7

  • Standard assessment pattern:
    • Coursework (3,000 words) 100.00%

UG FHEQ Level 7

  • Standard assessment pattern:
    • One essay (3000 words) 100.00%
Taking this module as an option?:Yes 
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Last updated:2019-09-30 13:53:44 by ucjufek