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HSO207 - Neurological Structure, Function and Plasticity

Unit details

Year2018 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Waterfront (Geelong)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Previously coded as:HSE207
Cohort rule:

This unit is only available to students enrolled in H355 Bachelor of Occupational Therapy

Unit chair:

Johanne Walker

Prerequisite:HBS109, HSE102, HSE208


Incompatible with: HPS205, HPS675, HPS775, HSE207
Contact hours: 1 x 2 hour class, 1 x 2 hour laboratory per week


This level 2 unit builds on the bioscience units in first year: Human Structure and Function, Functional Human Anatomy, and Integrated Human Physiology. The unit focuses on neurological processes linked to sensory, motor and autonomic systems. The content includes: central nervous system organisation and function; cortical functions such as cognition, memory, perception and language; behaviour; and developmental issues in relation to the brain and central nervous system. Case studies are used to demonstrate: the implications of conditions or lesions to various parts of the nervous system; the resulting occupational performance and behavioural implications; commonly used clinical assessment tools and potential for occupational therapy.


Assessment task 1: Group assignment 20%

Assessment task 2: Written assignment (1500 words) 25%

Assessment task 3: Examination 55% (comprising - end of trimester examination (2 hours) 45%, 10 x assessment tasks throughout the trimester 10%)

Prescribed texts

Kalat, J.W. (2016). Biological psychology (12th Ed.). Belmont, CA: Wadsworth, Cengage Learning

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