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OCTY71-102: Neuroscience for Health Professionals


The neurological system is integrally connected to every function of the human mind & body. In this subject you will develop foundational knowledge in neuroscience. You will discover the neurological bases of movement, sensation, perception, cognition & 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 2018 [Standard Offering]
  • September 2019 [Standard Offering]
Study abroadAvailable to Study Abroad students
Study areas
  • Health Sciences
Subject fees
  • Commencing in 2017: $4,559
  • Commencing in 2018: $4,718

Learning outcomes

1. Review the fundamentals of neuroscience & 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 & sexuality.
5. Apply core standardised neurological assessments used in allied health practice.
6. Interpret neurological assessments in the context of neuroscience.


No prior knowledge required

Subject outlines

Subject dates

Enrolment opens16/07/2017
Semester start11/09/2017
Subject start11/09/2017
Cancellation 1?25/09/2017
Cancellation 2?02/10/2017
Last enrolment24/09/2017
Last withdrawal?06/10/2017
Teaching census?06/10/2017