SPDC032 Neuropsychology

Faculty of Education
Autumn 2019
Extent and Intensity
0/0/0. 5 credit(s). Type of Completion: k (colloquium).
prof. PhDr. Evžen Řehulka, CSc. (lecturer)
prof. PhDr. Marie Vítková, CSc. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
prof. PhDr. Evžen Řehulka, CSc.
Department of Special and Inclusive Education - Faculty of Education
Contact Person: PhDr. Mgr. Ilona Fialová, Ph.D.
Supplier department: Department of Special and Inclusive Education - Faculty of Education
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is only offered to the students of the study fields the course is directly associated with.
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
Neuropsychologie is a psychological discipline, which studies the relationship of brain and behavior and integrated into the psychology of knowledge   neurology, neurophysiology, and in the field   diagnosis and therapy. Studying requires repeat basic information from   neurophysiology and neuroanatomie and an overview of some basic concepts of "Being and consciousness" of the   history of philosophy. Neuropsychologie enables a deeper understanding of speciálnější all fundamental psychological categories of knowledge, through cognitive processes, emotion and motivation to   some problems psychology of personality. Neuropsychologie allows knowledge of psychological problems such as laterality, specific developmental disorders of learning, sy. ADHD / ADD or a speech disorder (such as aphasia). Neuropsychologie knowledge is the foundation for the rehabilitation   in the special education and counseling and clinical psychology.
Learning outcomes
• Acquire the basic knowledge from the neuropsychology as the discipline which is defined by two fields – neurology and psychology
• Be able to make a full use of theory of special education concerning the education of individuals of special needs
• Express the term “plasticity of brain”, and its meaning according to the individuals with brain damage
• Be able to describe and explain principles of electroencephalography and its benefits
  • 1. Subject matter neuropsychologie. Relationship neuropsychologie and psychophysiology. Neuropsychologie and neurology. Neuropsychology development.
    2. Philosophical and psychological foundations of neuropsychologie. The problem of locating functions. Psychofyziologický problem.
    3. Construction and operation of the nervous system I. Neuron - structure, functions. Types of neurons. The concept of synapse.
    4. Construction and operation of the nervous system II. Central nervous system. Spinal cord. Brainstem. Cerebellum. Mezimozek. Big brain.
    5. Functional systems of a large brain. Left and right brain. Sensory systems. Fundamentals of electrophysiology NS. Electroencephalography. Evoked potentials.
    6. The issue of consciousness and waking. Sleep, its progress and failure. Neuropsychologie attention.
    7. Neuropsychology and psychophysiology of emotions. Neuropsychological problems of memory. Lurijovo concept neuropsychologie memory.
    8. Neuropsychologie speech. Neuropsycholingvistika. Speech disorder. Aphasia - a notion classification.
    9. Dysfázie development. Neuropsychological approach to learning development disorders.
    10. Neuropsychological testing. Lurijovo neurops. testing - Chart Christensen. Examples of other investigative methods: Minnesota test, test Boston, HALSTEAD-Reitanova th batteries and more.
    11. Neuropsychological rehabilitation. Rehabilitation of individual mental functions, including speech.
    12., 13., 14. Visit neuropsychology workplace event. speech focusing on the rehabilitation of aphasia.
    15. Prospects and opportunities neuropsychologie. Neuropsychology place in a special pedagogy.
  • KOUKOLÍK, František. Mozek a jeho duše. Illustrated by Vladimír Renčín. 4., přeprac. a rozš. vyd. Praha: Galén, 2014. 455 s. ISBN 9788074920691. info
  • KULIŠŤÁK, Petr. Neuropsychologie. 2., aktualiz. a přeprac. vy. Praha: Portál, 2011. 380 s. ISBN 9788073678913. info
  • KULIŠŤÁK, Petr. Případové studie z klinické neuropsychologie. Vyd. 1. Praha: Karolinum, 2011. 279 s. ISBN 9788024619286. info
  • BRIERLEY, John. 7 prvních let života rozhoduje :[nové poznatky o vývoji mozku a výchova dítěte]. 2. vyd. Praha: Portál, 2000. 111 s. ISBN 80-7178-484-2. info
Teaching methods
Assessment methods
written test; 70% of correct answers
Language of instruction
Further Comments
The course is taught annually.
The course is taught: in blocks.
The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2020.
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