Child neuropsychology is the study of brain function and behavior in children and adolescents. Brain functioning has a direct impact on the behavioral, cognitive, and psychosocial adjustment of children and adolescents. Thus, disorders must be addressed within an integrated model of child clinical neuropsychology.
The diploma programme in Clinical and Child Neuropsychology at Kenyatta University equips graduates with the skills to treat and manage patients with neurological disorders in a clinical context.
Applicants with the following qualifications shall be eligible for admission to the Clinical Child
Neuropsychology programme at Kenyatta University:
- Mean grade of C (Plain) at KCSE or Div III at KCE or at least (1) one Principal and (1) one Subsidiary in KACE OR Mean grade of C- (Minus) at KCSE or equivalent with P1 certificate and at least two (2) years experience.
- Applicants with at least grade C (plain) or Credit 6 in English, Biology, Chemistry and Mathematics at KCSE and KCE respectively will have an added advantage.
Diploma in Clinical and Child Neuropsychology - course content
The Clinical and Child Neuropsychology diploma programme at Kenyatta University will be offered by full-time mode initially, with a provision for part-time mode later.
The minimum duration of the programme will be 18 months, commencing
The units to be covered in this programme are
- Introduction to Developmental Neuropsychology
- Anatomical Organization of the Nervous System
- Gross Structure and function of the Nervous System
- Etiology, Function and Significance of the Nervous System-Clinical Seminar 1
- Issues in Developmental Neuropsychology
- Classification of Disorders
Second Semester Course Units
- Disorders of Development and Their Consequences
- Neurobehavioral and Diagnostic Issues
- Disturbances of Function
- Introduction to Research Methods
- Theory and Practice in Neuropsychological Assessment
- Introduction to Pediatric Neuropsychology
- Assessment of Learning Difficulties
- Assessment Process
- The NEPSY Test
- Learning Disorders, Remediation and Education
- Practicum (One Unit)