Cognition and Disability, 6 credits

Kognition och funktionshinder, 6 hp


Main field of study

Cognitive Science

Course level

Second cycle

Course type

Single subject and programme course


Henrik Danielsson

Course coordinator

Henrik Danielsson

Director of studies or equivalent

Josefine Andin
ECV = Elective / Compulsory / Voluntary
Course offered for Semester Weeks Language Campus ECV
F7MKS Master Programme in Cognitive Science 1 (Autumn 2020) 202036-202102 Swedish Linköping, Valla E
F7MKS Master Programme in Cognitive Science 3 (Autumn 2020) 202036-202102 Swedish Linköping, Valla E

Main field of study

Cognitive Science

Course level

Second cycle

Advancement level


Course offered for

  • Master Programme in Cognitive Science

Entry requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Cognitive Science equvalent to a Swedish Kandidatexamen
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computor Science equvalent to a Swedish Kandidatexamen
    30 ECTS credits in one of the following subject areas
    - Psychology
    - Linguistics
    - Philosophy
    - Neuroscience
    - Anthropology
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology of Neurosciene equvalent to a Swedish Kandidatexamen
    30 ECTS credits passed in Computor Science
  • English and Swedish corresponding to the level of English and Swedish in Swedish upper secondary education (Engelska 6 and Svenska 3)

Intended learning outcomes

On completion of the course, the student should be able to:

  • account for and reflect critically on central concepts, theories, models and research results in the area of cognition and disability,
  • conduct a systematic review in a reproducible way
  • discuss advantages and limitations with the method of a systematic review
  • synthesize and critically analyze methods and research results within a research area in cognition and disability

Course content

Central concepts, theories, and phenomena in the area of cognition and disability are covered. Methods for conducting reproducible systematic reviews will be presented both theoretically and practically.

Teaching and working methods

The teaching takes the form of lectures, seminars, assignments, and independent studies.


The course is examined through two course examination parts.

  • Written presentation of a systematic review (grades Pass with Credit, Pass or Fail)
  • Active participation in the seminar for the presentation of systematic reviews (grades Pass with Credit, Pass or Fail)

To get the grade Pass on the course, all parts must have the grade Pass. For Pass with Credit, the written presentation must have the grade Pass with Credit and the other part have Pass or Pass with Credit.

Detailed information will be available in the course guide.

If there are special reasons, if it is possible given the nature of a step, the examiner may decide to replace that step with another equivalent task.

If the LiU coordinator for students with disabilities has granted a student the right to an adapted examination for a written examination in an examination hall, the student has the right to it. If the coordinator has instead recommended for the student an adapted examination or alternative form of examination, the examiner may grant this if the examiner assesses that it is possible, based on consideration of the course objectives.

Students failing an exam covering either the entire course or part of the course twice are entitled to have a new examiner appointed for the reexamination.

Students who have passed an examination may not retake it in order to improve their grades.


Three-grade scale, U, G, VG

Other information

Planning and implementation of a course must take its starting point in the wording of the syllabus. The course evaluation included in each course must therefore take up the question how well the course agrees with the syllabus.

The course is carried out in such a way that both men´s and women´s experience and knowledge is made visible and developed.


Institutionen för beteendevetenskap och lärande
Code Name Scope Grading scale
UPG1 written presentation 5 credits U, G, VG
OBL1 Active participation in seminar 1 credits U, G

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