PSY4307 – Fundamentals of Cognitive and Clinical Neuroscience

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Course content

This module covers the biological factors supporting human cognition, such as behavioral genetics and epigenetics, neuro/psychopharmacology and neuroanatomy, as well as central mechanisms underlying etiological aspects of neurological and psychological disorders. Lectures will specifically focus on topics that exemplify interdisciplinary and translational aspects bridging brain anatomy, cognition, and their deviations in mental illness.

Learning outcome

The module’s aims are twofold:

  1. a broad level of competence in topics relevant to the study of Cognitive and Clinical Neuroscience will be established, and
  2. the dependencies between brain anatomy, cognition, as well as neurocognitive deviations in psychopathological syndromes will be worked out.


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Overlapping courses

5 credits overlap with PSY4304 – Current issues in Cognitive Neuroscience (discontinued)


5 lectures á 2h, plus 5 tutorial seminars á 2h.

A curriculum will be provided to guide students in their self-studies.


Electronic multiple choice test (graded A-F).

Digital examination

The written examination is conducted in the digital examination system Inspera. You will need to familiarize yourself with the digital examination arrangements in Inspera.

Read more about written examinations using Inspera.

Examination support material

No examination support material is allowed.

Language of examination

The examination text is given in English, and you submit your response in English.

Grading scale

Grades are awarded on a scale from A to F, where A is the best grade and F is a fail. Read more about the grading system.

Explanations and appeals

Withdrawal from an examination

It is possible to take the exam up to 3 times. If you withdraw from the exam after the deadline or during the exam, this will be counted as an examination attempt.

Special examination arrangements

Application form, deadline and requirements for special examination arrangements.


The course is subject to continuous evaluation. At regular intervals we also ask students to participate in a more comprehensive evaluation.

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