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HPS395 - Clinical Neuroscience

Unit details

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Year2014 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

E Koukounas

Incompatible with: HPS795
Contact hours: 1 x 2 hour class per week, 1 x 2 hour practical per fortnight


You will need to access substantial learning resources and experiences in CloudDeakin (Deakin’s online learning environment). Compliance with the Standards in computing, connectivity and student capability are a condition on your enrolment.


This unit is designed to provide an advanced examination of current issues, theories, methods, and applications relevant to the area of clinical neuroscience. The unit represents an extension of the principles introduced in HPS205 Behavioural Neuroscience to clinical disorders with a biological basis. Topics covered include: neural trauma and recovery neurodegenerative disorders; psychopharmacology and the principles of drug action; the biological treatment of schizophrenia, depression and anxiety; psychophysics and neuropsychological assessment; theories and disorders of sensation, perception, and action; higher-level functions.


Examination (2 hours) 60%, written assignment (1500 words) 40%

Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students

* Rate for all CSP students, except for those who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
** Rate for CSP students who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.

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