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Understanding Epilepsy and its Neuropsychology

University of Padova via FutureLearn


Understand epilepsy from a biopsychosocial perspective

Epilepsy is a common condition, but how much do you know about the neuropsychology of the disorder? On this course, you will learn about the cognitive and psychosocial deficits that epilepsy sufferers can experience.

You will begin with an overview of epilepsy and the techniques used for its medical diagnosis. You will learn what a neuropsychological evaluation involves and the abilities that are assessed. You will also learn how to give first aid to someone suffering from a seizure.

This course is designed for healthcare professionals, postgraduate students with an interest in the topic, people who have been diagnosed with epilepsy as well as anyone who lives or works with them and is interested in the neuropsychology of epilepsy.


  • What is epilepsy?
    • Presentation of the course
    • Introduction to epilepsy
  • How to diagnose epilepsy?
    • Seizures and epilepsy
    • Medical evaluation
    • Cognitive evaluation
  • How to deal with epilepsy?
    • Psychosocial effects of epilepsy
    • Support for epilepsy
    • Conclusions

Taught by

Sara Mondini



4.7 rating at FutureLearn based on 54 ratings

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