it's been my dream to be a neuropsychologist for years now, im currently in my final year of highschool and have already had interviews with universities who say that they'd accept me but I'd love to know what studying is like and what topics you look at in the first few years of the course... i'm pretty sure however that the australian system (where i'm from) is quite different to the american system but i'd just love to know your perspective anyhow because i don't know anyone else who is remotely as interested in the subject as i am around here haha...
Asked by: wwarped
- B.S. Biology = 4 years
- Neuroscience and Physiology Ph.D. program=2 years (end of my second year). My NSF grant runs for 3 more years so hopefully it won’t be more than 5 years total for my Ph.D.
Again, I’m not the right person to ask for the neuropsych because I study neuroscience, not neuropsychology.
Studying is hard but it pays off in the end. Just knowing that I can wrap my mind around these complex subjects is enough of payoff for me to be honest.
Classes I took during graduate school:
- Principles of Cellular and Molecular Biology
- Cellular Neuroscience
- Developmental Neuroscience
- Systems Neuroscience
- Disorders of the Nervous System
- Principles of Learning
- Psychology of Addiction
- Responsible Conduct of Research (ethics)
- Grant-Writing for Scientists
- Readings in Neuroscience
- Readings in Translational Neuroscience