Course Objective

At the end of the course the students will be able to:
- Describe the neurobiological and neuropsychological mechanisms
associated with symptoms and symptom clusters of different
psychiatric disorders
- Understand the main neurobiological and neuropsychological models of
different psychiatric symptoms and symptom clusters, and their
implications for diagnosis and treatment
- Formulate research questions and hypotheses regarding the
neurobiological and neuropsychological mechanisms associated with
different psychiatric symptoms and symptom clusters
- Develop and critically evaluate research design to investigate these
research questions within a cognitive neuropsychiatry framework
- Critically reflect on the strength and weaknesses of the main methods
in cognitive neuropsychiatry

Course Content

The objective of this course understand how cognitive neuropsychiatry
may contribute to our understanding of the development and persistence
of psychiatric symptoms, and how this may advance diagnosis and
treatment. The course will
discuss current neuroanatomical, neuroendocrine, neuropsychological,
neuropharmacological models of different symptoms and symptom clusters
in psychiatric disorders. Students will learn to critically evaluate the
strengths and weaknesses of the most commonly applied methods and
research designs in cognitive neuropsychiatry and will also gain
practice how to design and assess research proposals to test new
hypotheses within this domain.

The course consists of a series of (guest) lectures, in which each
covers a specific psychiatric disorder from a cognitive neuropsychiatry

Teaching Methods

(Guest) Lectures and peer feedback

Method of Assessment

Exam, writing assignment

Entry Requirements

Basic knowledge of psychiatric disorders, brain structure and function,
cognitive neuropsychology, and neuropharmacology is required.


Scientific papers (will be provided via Canvas)

General Information

Course Code P_MNPSTRY
Credits 6 EC
Period P1
Course Level 600
Language of Tuition English
Faculty Fac. of Behavioural and Movement Science
Course Coordinator prof. dr. A.C. Krabbendam
Examiner prof. dr. A.C. Krabbendam
Teaching Staff prof. dr. A.C. Krabbendam

Practical Information

You need to register for this course yourself

Teaching Methods Study Group, Lecture