NEUR335 Clinical Neuroscience

Credit Points 6
Offering
Responsible Campus Teaching Period Mode of Study
Armidale Trimester 2 Off Campus
Intensive School(s)

Intensive schools are for off campus students only, unless specified in the notes.

Start Finish Attendance Notes
10 August 2017 11 August 2017 Non-Mandatory None
Supervised Exam There is no UNE Supervised Examination.
Pre-requisites 96cp or candidature in a postgraduate award
Co-requisites None
Restrictions None
Notes None
Combined Units None
Coordinator(s) Christopher Sharpley (csharpl3@une.edu.au)
Unit Description

This unit introduces students to the tools used in the assessment and diagnosis of neurological dysfunction in humans focusing on neurophysiological, neuroimaging and neuropsychiatric diagnostic procedures including clinical interviews and standardised self-report scales. Interpretation of clinical measurements and how these relate to pathophysiology will be discussed. Topics covered will include magnetic resonance imaging, electroencephalography, sensory evoked potentials and nerve conduction studies, as well as diagnostic behavioural criteria for the presence of disorder, the validity and reliability of structured clinical interviews and standardised scales, and procedures for forming diagnoses and planning interventions. Some treatment models will be discussed.

Materials No text required
Disclaimer Unit information may be subject to change prior to commencement of the teaching period.
Assessment
Must
Complete
Title Exam Length Weight Mode No. Words
Compulsory Assessment 1 4% 400
Assessment Notes

Assessment of knowledge, evaluation and analysis of neurophysiological, neuroimaging, and neuropsychiatric diagnostic techniques.

Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1, 2, 3, 5

Compulsory Assessment 2 4% 400
Assessment Notes

Assessment of knowledge, evaluation and analysis of neurophysiological, neuroimaging, and neuropsychiatric diagnostic techniques.

Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1, 2, 3, 5

Compulsory Assessment 3 4% 400
Assessment Notes

Assessment of knowledge, evaluation and analysis of neurophysiological, neuroimaging, and neuropsychiatric diagnostic techniques.

Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1, 2, 3, 5

Compulsory Assessment 4 4% 400
Assessment Notes

Assessment of knowledge, evaluation and analysis of neurophysiological, neuroimaging, and neuropsychiatric diagnostic techniques.

Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1, 2, 3, 5

Compulsory Assessment 5 4% 400
Assessment Notes

Assessment of knowledge, evaluation and analysis of neurophysiological, neuroimaging, and neuropsychiatric diagnostic techniques.

Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1, 2, 3, 5

Compulsory Assessment 6 40% 3000
Assessment Notes

Literature review. Application of a selected neuroimaging diagnostic technique in clinical practice. It is mandatory to submit this assessment in order to pass this unit.

Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1, 2, 3, 6

Compulsory Assessment 7 40%
Assessment Notes

Practical exercises in diagnostic techniques during intensive school. It is mandatory to submit this assessment in order to pass this unit.

Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 4, 5, 6


Learning Outcomes (LO) Upon completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. exhibit a broad and coherent theoretical and technical knowledge of clinical neuroscience with depth in the concepts and ideas underlying neurophysiological, neuroimaging, and neuropsychiatric diagnostic techniques;
  2. analyse and evaluate information regarding neurophysiological, neuroimaging, and neuropsychiatric diagnostic techniques;
  3. transmit knowledge, skills and ideas to others both verbally and in written formats;
  4. demonstrate well-developed cognitive and current technical skills in the field of clinical neuroscience;
  5. demonstrate autonomy and judgement to exhibit a sound knowledge of clinical neuroscience; and
  6. demonstrate self-directed learning in the fields of clinical neuroscience.