2023-2024 / PSYC5929-1

Cognitive neurosciences: clinical applications [D]


30h Pr

Number of credits

 Master in speech and language therapy (120 ECTS)4 crédits 
 Master in psychology (120 ECTS)4 crédits 


Michel Hansenne, Steve Majerus


Michel Hansenne

Language(s) of instruction

French language

Organisation and examination

Teaching in the second semester


Schedule online

Units courses prerequisite and corequisite

Prerequisite or corequisite units are presented within each program

Learning unit contents

This class provides training in clinical intervention methods based on various neurophysiological measures such as electrical and magnetic transcranial stimulation (tDCS, TMS), evoked potentials and neurofeedback. This classes further trains the student in cognitive and language assessment protocols used in the context of awake neurosurgical interventions or in severly brain injured patients (coma). The course will also familiarize the student with the integration of functional and structural neuroimaging data into the assessment and interpretation of cognitive and affective disorders.

Learning outcomes of the learning unit

Usage of various neurophysiological techniques for clinical purposes (diagnosos - therapy)

Familiarization with the behavioral assessment protocols for awake neurosurgery and for patients in a comatose or post-comatose state

Identification of various functional and structural neuroimaging data and their integration in diagnosis and treatement of various disorders

Prerequisite knowledge and skills


Planned learning activities and teaching methods

- cours ex cathedra

- séances de pratique

- présentations de cas et de situations cliniques par des experts

Mode of delivery (face to face, distance learning, hybrid learning)

Face-to-face course

Recommended or required readings

- Articles distribués pendant le cours

- Cognitive Neuroscience - 5th edition (Banich & Compton, 2023) Cambridge University Press

Exam(s) in session

Any session

- In-person

written exam ( open-ended questions )

Continuous assessment

Additional information:

Evaluation continue sur base de la participation et des interactions dans le cours

Work placement(s)

Organisational remarks and main changes to the course





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