Understanding Epilepsy and its Neuropsychology Course - University of Padova FutureLearn
Find out what epilepsy is and what its cognitive and psychosocial consequences are.
Understand epilepsy from a biopsychosocial perspective
Epilepsy is a common condition, but how much do you know about the neuropsychology of the disorder? In this course, you will learn about the cognitive and psychosocial deficits that epilepsy sufferers can experience.
You will begin with an overview of epilepsy and the techniques used for its medical diagnosis. You will learn what a neuropsychological evaluation involves and the abilities that are assessed. You will also learn how to give first aid to someone suffering from a seizure.
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What topics will you cover?
- A descriptive framework of epilepsy.
- Medical and neuropsychological assessment of epilepsy.
- Cognitive and psychosocial effects of epilepsy.
- First aid for seizures.
When would you like to start?
Start straight away and learn at your own pace. If the course hasn’t started yet you’ll see the future date listed below.
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What will you achieve?
By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to:
- Improve your knowledge about epilepsy.
- Investigate epilepsy from a bio-psychosocial perspective.
- Explore tests and techniques used to evaluate different aspects of epilepsy.
- Identify how to basically support someone with seizures.
Who will you learn with?
Psychologist and Professor of Clinical neuropsychology at the University of Padova. Her research focuses on a variety of cognitive disorders following brain injury and degenerative pathologies.
I have a Master degree in Neuroscience and Neuropsychological Rehabilitation from the University of Padua. Currently, I am carrying out research in neuropsychology with professor Mondini.
I have a Master degree in Neuroscience and Neuropsychological Rehabilitation from the University of Padua.
Currently, I am carrying out research in neuropsychology with professor Mondini.
Who developed the course?
University of Padova
The University of Padova is one of Europe’s oldest and most prestigious seats of learning; it aims to provide its students with both professional training and a solid cultural background.