After two years, you will know about the latest state of affairs in the world of cognitive neuropsychology and about ideas, methods and theories utilized in the lab and the clinic, including their limits and possible caveats. By combining this knowledge with the skills you acquired in your practical training, you will be able to professionally assess the neuropsychological functioning of patients and neurologically healthy people.
Also, you will be able to design, program and run experiments and analyze the resulting behavioral and neural data to examine human cognition. In addition, you will have acquired experience with diagnostics and participated in at least one major research-focused project. Depending on your preferences, you will have joined a second research project or worked with patients with a neurological disorder or brain damage in a clinical setting.
At the end of the program, you will know what constitutes proper scientific inquiry, what is entailed by the misapplication or misuse of scientific findings and what ethical issues arise when conducting research involving human participants. Furthermore, you will have become competent in critically assessing both your own research projects and those of other investigators, empowering you to appraise their strengths as well as their limitations and potential flaws.
Additionally, you will know how to write APA-style reports on your research, which could be the basis for later publications. On top of this, you will have acquired skill in presenting your findings to fellow scientists, defending your research in front of them and communicating major discoveries to non-specialist audiences. Lastly, you will have mastered how to select relevant literature, develop valuable research questions from it and initiate scientific inquiry.