Program structure


Philosophiae Doctor (Ph. D.)



Structure description

The doctorate program consists of 90 credits. Students may take the program without selecting an option (Segment 69) or choose the Neuropsychology option (Segment 70).

The doctorate program may also include other courses depending on students' needs.

Segment 69 Without option

84 mandatory credits, of which 78 are for research and a thesis, and 6 credits from elective courses.

Block 69A Optional - maximum of 6 credits

From the list of available NRL courses.

Block 69B Elective – maximum of 6 credits

Block 69C Mandatory – 84 credits

Course Title Credits Period  
NRL 7000 PhD Comprehensive Examination 0  
NRL 7904 Thesis 84  

Segment 70 Neuropsychology option

All credits in this option are mandatory.

Block 70A Mandatory - 12 credits

A course taken at the MSc level may be replaced by a course in the optional block or by any other course deemed relevant. NRL 6051 is a prerequisite for all PSY courses.

Course Title Credits Period  
LNG 6030 Language Pathology 3 Day course
Implementation of basic components (anatomical, physiological and linguistic) required to study language disorders in aphasia.
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NRL 6051 Systems Neuroscience 3
Anatomy of the human brain and main systems of the central nervous system. Contemporary aspects of neuropsychology and cognitive neuroscience.
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PSY 6022 Methods in Cognitive Psychology and Neuropsychology 3
Study and discussion of specialized research methods in cognitive psychology and neuropsychology.
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PSY 6413 Neuropsychopathology I 3
Clinical and theoretical analysis of impairments in memory, vision, hearing, somesthesia, attention and praxis. Commissure and lobe syndromes.
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Block 70B

All seminars or courses of programs included in the Memorandum of Agreement for Neuropsychology

Block 70C Mandatory - 78 credits

Course Title Credits Period  
NRL 7000 PhD Comprehensive Examination 0  
NRL 7905 Thesis 78  

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