PS2004 - Neuroscience in Physiotherapy
|Student Contribution Band:
||Sch Public Health,Trop Medicine&Rehabilitation Sc (pre 2015)
Enrolment in this subject is restricted to all students enrolled in the Bachelor of
Physiotherapy, Bachelor of Physiotherapy IHCAP and the Bachelor of Physiotherapy Honours
This subject is designed to enable students to develop their knowledge of neuroanatomy
and neurophysiology from the basic foundation information presented in first year
anatomy and physiology subjects. Students will gain skills and knowledge in basic
neurological assessment techniques and task training principles.
- analyse the process of normal neuro- development and the most common neuro- developmental
pathologies, analyse the neurological aspects of aging and their relevance to physiotherapy
- apply knowledge of normal human neuroanatomy and physiology to cases of neurological
pathology, allowing interpretation of the nature of a lesion and relationship to physical,
cognitive, sensory, affective, behavioural and functional presentation;
- demonstrate an understanding of the indication for, method of performance and implications
of selected neurological tests;
- demonstrate a sound knowledge of skill acquisition and practice, to develop a successful
skill training program;
- demonstrate understanding of the gross anatomy of the brain and central nervous system
and demonstrate understanding of neurophysiology including aspects such as neurotransmitters
and nerve conduction.
||BM1041 AND PS1001 AND RH1002 AND RH1004 AND BM1042 AND HS1003 AND HS1401 AND PS1002
Study Period 1
|Census Date 27-Mar-2014
||Mrs Moira Smith
||Assoc. Professor Kate Domett, Assoc. Professor Helen Anscomb, Mrs Moira Smith.
- 40 hours lectures
- 26 hours practicals
- 4 hours fieldwork
||end of semester exam (50%); other exams (20%); quizzes or tests (10%); assignments (20%).
|Special Assessment Requirements:
||To pass this subject students are required to pass the practical exam, the end of
semester examination and complete ePortfolio items as described in the subject outline.
No marks are allotted to the ePortfolio items.
Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process,
and in case
of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest