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OCTY71-102: Neuroscience for Health Professionals


The neurological system is integrally connected to every function of the human mind and body. In this subject you will develop foundational knowledge in neuroscience. You will discover the neurological bases of movement, sensation, perception, cognition and function. This knowledge will be applied in the context of neurological testing through the development of assessment skills and exploration through case studies.

Subject details

FacultyFaculty of Health Sciences & Medicine
Semesters offered
  • September 2019 [Standard Offering]
Study areas
  • Health Sciences
Subject fees
  • Commencing in 2018: $4,718
  • Commencing in 2019: $4,890

Learning outcomes

1. Review the fundamentals of neuroscience and neurobiology.
2. Examine the fundamentals of neurological development.
3. Describe the neurological bases of movement, sensation, perception, and cognition.
4. Deconstruct the neurological bases of integrative functions of sleep and human sex and sexuality.
5. Apply core standardised neurological assessments used in allied health practice.
6. Interpret neurological assessments in the context of neuroscience.

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Subject outlines

Subject dates

Standard Offering
Enrolment opens15/07/2018
Semester start10/09/2018
Subject start10/09/2018
Cancellation 1?24/09/2018
Cancellation 2?01/10/2018
Last enrolment23/09/2018
Last withdrawal?05/10/2018
Teaching census?05/10/2018