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PP 8950 - COURSE SYLLABUS

  1. 1. PP8950 Neuroanatomy & Neuropathology for Neuropsychologists-Summer 2008 – Dodzik, Peter Page 1 Argosy University COURSE SYLLABUS PP8950 Neuroanatomy & Neuropathology for Neuropsychologists Faculty Information Faculty Name: Peter Dodzik, PsyD, ABPdN, ABPN Campus: Schaumburg Contact Information: Office Phone: (847) 969-4935 Home Phone: (312) 933-8769 E-Mail address: pdodzik@edmc.edu Office Hours: by appointment Short Faculty Bio: Associate Professorof Clinical Psychology at the American School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University, Schaumburg Campus. He received his Doctorate in Clinical Psychology with specializations in Neuropsychology and Geropsychology from the Florida School of Professional Psychology in 2000 and his master's in Clinical Psychology from the University of Sarasota in 1998. Dr. Dodzik completed his Fellowship in Neuropsychology at Fort Wayne Neurological Center in Fort Wayne,Indiana. Prior to joining Argosy University, Dr. Dodzik taught courses at Indiana University School of Medicine and supervised graduate students at Adler School of Professional Psychology.He is currently the director of Pediatric Neuropsychology at Fort Wayne Neurological Center in Fort Wayne,Indiana and director of psychology at the Sleep and Behavior Medicine Institute at Rush North Shore Medical Center in Skokie, Illinois. Dr. Dodzik specializes in pediatric and neuropsychologicalassessment and sleep medicine. In addition to his clinical activities, Dr. Dodzik is currently involved in research related to pharmacological treatment of Alzheimer's disease and Vascular Dementia, surgical treatment for Parkinson's disease,and assessment ofDevelopmental Dyslexia and ADHD. Dr. Dodzik has published and presented in the area of neuropsychologicalassessment and Sleep Medicine, including two book chapters in Sleep Psychiatry, on Dementia and ADHD with Sleep Disorders. He is the Managing Editor of Sleep & Health Periodical, a monthly publication related to sleep disorders and their treatment. His current teaching areas include Psychopathology,Cognitive and Affective Processes,and special topics in Pediatric Neuropsychology.Dr. Dodzik is licensed to practice clinical psychology in Illinois and Indiana. Course Information Course Description: This course will provide a basic overview of the neuroanatomical structures most related to the types of pathological conditions seen in adult and pediatric neuropsychology. Individual course on adult, geriatric and pediatric neuropsychology provide additional information regarding specific diagnosis most often seen. This course is meant to provide the student with an overall conceptual understanding of the brain systems and to serve as the foundation for didactic training for those students pursuing a career in neuropsychology. This course will not provide advanced assessment instruction and is not meant to be an exhaustive coverage of neuropathology. It will provide students with an introduction to the most common forms of neuropathology and the mechanics of neuropsychological assessment for those disorders. Course Pre-requisites: Biological Basis of Behavior PP 7051 Cognitive Basis of Behavior PP 7040 Cognitive Assessment PP 7370
  2. 2. PP8950 Neuroanatomy & Neuropathology for Neuropsychologists-Summer 2008 – Dodzik, Peter Page 2 Personality Assessment-Objectives PP 7371 Personality Assessment-Projectives PP 7372 (preferred) Diagnostic Practicum I & II (preferred) Term: Summer II 2008 Class Day/Time: Tuesday 12:00pm - 2:45pm Course Length: 7.5 weeks Contact Hours: 22.5 hours Credit Value: 1.5 credits Required Textbook(s) Blumenfeld, H. (2002). Neuroanatomy through Clinical Cases. Sinauer and Associates, Sunderland, MA. ISBN-13: 9780878930609 Goldberg, S. (2007). Neuroanatomy Made Ridiculously Simple (3rd Edition). Medmaster Publications. ISBN-13: 9780940780576 The required texts will provide the basis for a foundational understanding of neuroanatomy as it applies to the clinical neuropsychologist. Selected chapters from the Blumenfeld text will be used for this course. In addition, basic neuropathology and assessment will be discussed each week through the clinical cases from this text and my practice. The Goldberg text is a supplemental piece to help break down some of the complicated memorization required for this course. The “Neuroexam” video will also be used for this course and viewed in class. The reading assignments are a combination of functional relatedness and consistency of workload. Most weeks will consist of 80 to 150 pages of required reading. Please be advised that the material is very much factualin nature. Grading assignments are weekly and thus prerequisite courses are a necessity as there is little opportunity for students to remediate missing foundation topics. Thus, only serious students should attend. I will expect all reading to be done before class and will lecture and conduct presentations with that expectation in mind. Technology The following technology may be required in order to complete the course: Pentium III CPU/ Windows 98; 128MB RAM printer; Microsoft Office: Acrobat (full version); Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.5 (PC), 5.0 (MAC), or Netscape Navigator 4.08; Norton Antivirus. Program Outcomes Goal 1: Students will demonstrate competency in their understanding of the scientific foundations of clinical psychology by their ability to identify, select and apply the most relevant scientific research to clinical topics. Goal 2: Students will demonstrate competency in their ability to research and evaluate clinical questions by the application of the scientific method, when applicable; by contributing to the existing and evolving body of knowledge and research methods in professional psychology; and by critically evaluating the current body of knowledge in professional psychology that serves as a foundation for practice. Goal 3: Students will demonstrate fundamental competencies in assessment through effective evaluation and conceptualization of all relevant dimensions of their clients with an
  3. 3. PP8950 Neuroanatomy & Neuropathology for Neuropsychologists-Summer 2008 – Dodzik, Peter Page 3 emphasis on the use of the most appropriate assessment techniques and understanding of psychopathology, and accurately communicate their findings in a professional manner. Goal 4: Students will demonstrate fundamental competencies in establishing and maintaining effective and ethical collegial and client relationships in professional settings. Goal 5: Students will demonstrate basic intervention competencies by applying appropriate and efficacious therapeutic interventions according to a theoreticaland methodological orientation, an assessment of client intervention needs,and by demonstrating the capacity to self observe and self critique the outcomes of their interventions. Goal 6: Students will demonstrate basic competency in practice with clients from diverse backgrounds by appreciating human diversity and integrating that appreciation into the selection, application and interpretation of their psychological assessment techniques and intervention. Goal 7: Students will demonstrate competency in the areas of supervision and consultation by evaluating, selecting, and applying effective consultation and supervision models to practice. Course Objectives 1. Students will understand the basic principles of neuroanatomy and neuropathology. 2. Students will understand the strengths and weaknesses of using neuroscientific principles to explain behavior. 3. Students will be able to identify the most common forms of neuropathology in adults and children. 4. Students to be able to demonstrate this knowledge through multiple methods (applied, through testing and discussion). 5. This course is considered to be an advance course related to the following Program Objectives: o Objective 1  Students will demonstrate competency in their understanding of the scientific foundations of clinical psychology by their ability to identify, select and apply the most relevant scientific research to clinical topics. o Objective 2  Will acquire and demonstrate an understanding of and competence in the current theoretical and research foundations of clinical psychology and the relevant body of knowledge of applied psychology. o Objective 3  Develop a broad perspective of psychological assessment as a generic process, with an emphasis on multimodal approaches, which take in consideration the context of diversity variables. Course Requirements and Grading There will be an in-class quiz at the beginning of each class period. Quiz length will be 8-12 questions in true/false, multiple choice and fill-in-the-blank format. Each quiz will cover the
  4. 4. PP8950 Neuroanatomy & Neuropathology for Neuropsychologists-Summer 2008 – Dodzik, Peter Page 4 material from the previous week. There will not be a quiz in week one or week seven. Thus, there are a total of 5 quizzes. - Quizzes will be used to assess Course Objectives 1-5 Take-home assignments will be distributed each week,which will be done using the course materials and some additional reading. The format for these assignments will be discussed in class. However,the majority of weekly assignments are devoted to the diagnosis of specific neuropathological conditions. - Assignments will be used to assess Course Objectives 4 and 5 There will be a final project to cover lecture material using case vignettes and/or raw test data. The data for the project will be distributed at the end of class in week 5. - The final project will be used to assess Course Objectives 4 and 5 Class participation will be a critical component of the grading and will be measured through lecture and in-class assessment presentations. - Class Participation will be used to assess Course Objectives 1-5 SuggestedReadings Assignment Table Topics Readings 1 On the first week of class, we will go over the syllabus, grading system and general structure for the course. Your reading assignments are due prior to the class date so please be prepared Chapter 1: pages 4-13 Chapter 2: pages 14-49 Chapter 3: pages 50-120 Grading Criteria Grading Requirements Project/Assignment % of Grade or Point Value (instructor to decide this) Weekly Quizes 25 % NEPSY Administration/Scoring 25 % Final Project 25 % Class Participation 25 %
  5. 5. PP8950 Neuroanatomy & Neuropathology for Neuropsychologists-Summer 2008 – Dodzik, Peter Page 5 Grading Scale Library All resources in Argosy University’s online collection are available through the Internet. The campus librarian will provide students with links, user IDs, and passwords. Library Resources: Argosy University’s core online collection features nearly 21,000 full-text journals and 23,000 electronic books and other content covering all academic subject areas including Business & Economics, Career & General Education, Computers, Engineering & Applied Science, Humanities, Science, Medicine & Allied Health, and Social & Behavior Sciences. Many titles are directly accessible through the Online Public Access Catalog at http://library.argosy.edu. Detailed descriptions of online resources are located at http://library.argosy.edu/misc/onlinedblist.html. In addition to online resources, Argosy University’s onsite collections contain a wealth of subject-specific research materials searchable in the Online Public Access Catalog. Catalog searching is easily limited to individual campus collections. Alternatively, students can search combined collections of all Argosy University Libraries. Students are encouraged to seek research and reference assistance from campus librarians. Information Literacy: Argosy University’s Information Literacy Tutorial was developed to teach students fundamental and transferable research skills. The tutorial consists of five modules where students learn to select sources appropriate for academic-level research, search periodical indexes and search engines, and evaluate and cite information. In the tutorial, students study concepts and practice them through interactions. At the conclusion of each module, they can test their comprehension and receive immediate feedback. Each module takes less than 20 minutes to complete. Please view the tutorial at http://library.argosy.edu/infolit/ Academic Policies Academic Dishonesty/Plagiarism: In an effort to foster a spirit of honesty and integrity during the learning process, Argosy University requires that the submission of all course A 100 – 93 A- 92 – 90 B+ 89 – 88 B 87 – 83 B- 82 – 80 C+ 79 – 78 C 77 - 73 C- 72 – 70 D+ 69 – 68 D 67 – 63 D- 62 – 60 F 59 and below
  6. 6. PP8950 Neuroanatomy & Neuropathology for Neuropsychologists-Summer 2008 – Dodzik, Peter Page 6 assignments represent the original work produced by that student. All sources must be documented through normal scholarly references/citations and all work must be submitted using the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 5th Edition (2001). Washington DC: American Psychological Association (APA) format. Please refer to Appendix A in the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 5th Edition for thesis and paper format. Students are encouraged to purchase this manual (required in some courses) and become familiar with its content as well as consult the Argosy University catalog for further information regarding academic dishonesty and plagiarism. Scholarly writing: The faculty at Argosy University is dedicated to providing a learning environment that supports scholarly and ethical writing, free from academic dishonesty and plagiarism. This includes the proper and appropriate referencing of all sources. You may be asked to submit your course assignments through “Turnitin,” (www.turnitin.com), an online resource established to help educators develop writing/research skills and detect potential cases of academic dishonesty. Turnitin compares submitted papers to billions of pages of content and provides a comparison report to your instructor. This comparison detects papers that share common information and duplicative language. Americans with Disabilities Act Policy It is the policy of Argosy University to make reasonable accommodations for qualified students with disabilities, in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). If a student with disabilities needs accommodations, the student must notify the Director of Student Services. Procedures for documenting student disability and the development of reasonable accommodations will be provided to the student upon request. Students will be notified by the Director of Student Services when each request for accommodation is approved or denied in writing via a designated form. To receive accommodation in class, it is the student’s responsibility to present the form (at his or her discretion) to the instructor. In an effort to protect student privacy, the Department of Student Services will not discuss the accommodation needs of any student with instructors. Faculty may not make accommodations for individuals who have not been approved in this manner. The Argosy University Statement Regarding Diversity Argosy University prepares students to serve populations with diverse social, ethnic, economic, and educational experiences. Both the academic and training curricula are designed to provide an environment in which students can develop the skills and attitudes essential to working with people from a wide range of backgrounds.
  7. 7. PP8950 Neuroanatomy & Neuropathology for Neuropsychologists-Summer 2008 – Dodzik, Peter Page 7 Acknowledgement of Syllabus Content I have read and understand the course syllabus for _________________at Argosy University, Schaumburg Campus, which is being taught by _______________________ I hereby agree to the terms stated in this syllabus. Signature Date

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