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HSO207 - Neurological Structure, Function and Plasticity

Year2015 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


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 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 presentation (10-12 minutes) 20%

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

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

Prescribed texts

Kalat, J.W. (2013). Biological psychology (11th Ed.). Belmont, CA: Wadsworth, Cengage Learning

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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