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HPS795 - Clinical Neuroscience

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

Eric Koukounas

Prerequisite:

HPS775

Incompatible with: HPS395
Contact hours: 1 x 2 hour class per week, 1 x 2 hour practical per fortnight
Note: 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.

Content

This unit is designed to provide an advanced examination of current issues, theories, methods, and applications relevant to the area of clinical neuroscience. This unit represents an extension of the principles introduced in HPS775 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.

Assessment

Assessment task 1: Examination (2 hours) 60%

Assessment task 2: Written assignment (2500 words) 40%

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