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HSO207 - Neurological Structure, Function and Plasticity

Year:

2021 unit information

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Last updated: 16 November 2020

Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Waterfront (Geelong)
Credit point(s):1
Previously coded as:

HSE207

EFTSL value:0.125
Unit Chair:Trimester 1: Sally Logan
Cohort rule:

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

Prerequisite:

HBS109, HSE102, HSE208

Corequisite:

Nil

Incompatible with:

Nil

Typical study commitment:

Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Scheduled learning activities - campus:1 x 2 hour Cloud-based class, 1 x 2 hour on campus laboratory per week

Content

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.

ULO These are the Learning Outcomes (ULO) for this unit. At the completion of this unit, successful students can: Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes
ULO1

Correctly use common neurological terms and explain common neurological conditions.

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

GLO2: Communication

ULO2

Describe anatomical and physiological features of the central nervous system, using correct terminology.

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

GLO2: Communication

GLO3: Digital literacy

ULO3

Describe biological and behavioural pathways to recovery following brain injury and other common neurological conditions.

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

GLO2: Communication

GLO3: Digital literacy

GLO4: Critical thinking

ULO4

Apply theory to describe and/or evaluate processes used in neurological practice settings.

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

GLO2: Communication

GLO3: Digital literacy

GLO4: Critical thinking

GLO7: Teamwork

ULO5

Identify, analyse and clearly describe the impact of neurological impairment on occupational performance.

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

GLO2: Communication

GLO3: Digital literacy

GLO4: Critical thinking

GLO5: Problem solving

GLO7: Teamwork

ULO6

Generate a concise and clearly written person-centred clinical report, appropriate for occupational therapy practice.

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

GLO2: Communication

GLO3: Digital literacy

GLO4: Critical thinking

GLO5: Problem solving

 

Assessment

Assessment description

Student output

Grading and weighting
(% total mark for unit)

Indicative due week

Assessment 1: Group assignment

 

20%

  • Week 6 and Week 7

Assessment 2: Written assignment

1500 words

30%

  • Week 9

Assessment 3: Examination

10 assessment tasks throughout the trimester, end of trimester examination

Assessment tasks throughout the trimester 10%, end of trimester examination 40%
Total 50%

  • Quizzes - each week except Wek 9
  • Examination - Examination period

The assessment due weeks provided may change. The Unit Chair will clarify the exact assessment requirements, including the due date, at the start of the teaching period.

Learning Resource

The texts and reading list for the unit can be found on the University Library via the link below: HSO207 Note: Select the relevant trimester reading list. Please note that a future teaching period's reading list may not be available until a month prior to the start of that teaching period so you may wish to use the relevant trimester's prior year reading list as a guide only.

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