NEUR335 Clinical Neuroscience

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

Intensive schools are for students enrolled in Online Mode only, unless specified in the notes.

Start Finish Attendance Notes
22 August 2018 23 August 2018 Non-Mandatory None
Supervised Exam There is no UNE Supervised Examination.
Pre-requisites 72cp 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 Textbook information will be displayed approximately 8 weeks prior to the commencement of the teaching period. Please note that textbook requirements may vary from one teaching period to the next.
Disclaimer Unit information may be subject to change prior to commencement of the teaching period.
Assessment Assessment information will be published prior to commencement of the teaching period.
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.