Programmes in clinical neuropsychology: curriculum mapping document
This document should be completed by providers of programmes in clinical neuropsychology. It is a key source of evidence that our reviewers need in order to evaluate your programme’s fulfilment of programme standard 1.
This is not intended to be an onerous document to complete, as Accreditation through Partnership explicitly relies upon existing sources of evidence. However, you should use it to point our reviewers towards where they can find coverage of the relevant component of the academic knowledge base in one or more of the modules of which your programme is comprised. You should only complete the tables that relate to the curriculum or curricula that your programme offers.
Trainees should be competent in experimental design, advanced data analysis, development of theories, models and hypotheses; know the common pitfalls in research; and be conversant with research communications.
Trainees must exhibit a knowledge of psychological research as implemented within the context of clinical neuropsychology, including research designs and methods, and methodological problems of research design and conduct.
Trainees should demonstrate an ability to understand and critically evaluate clinical neuropsychology research literature, as well as a knowledge of the principles of the design and conduct of methodologically sound and ethically acceptable research investigations which have the potential to contribute to clinical neuropsychology knowledge and the development of clinical neuropsychological practice.
Trainees should undertake at least one piece of self-selected research and report it formally. All research projects should demonstrate clinical neuropsychology relevance and close attention must be paid to ethical considerations. The principal research project must be of an empirical nature.
Trainees should plan and organise their research projects in sufficient time to complete them successfully. Time should be set aside early in the programme for discussion of the proposed project and regular monitoring of trainees’ progress should be undertaken throughout the programme.