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Unit description

Provides the core anatomical and physiological knowledge required for the clinical identification of neurological conditions. In order to obtain and interpret information regarding the function of the neural systems, clinicians must be able to accurately identify and record findings from a number of neurological structures. This unit describes the methods by which these potential findings are generated, recorded, processed and presented for interpretation. It also examines the concept of pain as it relates to Osteopathic practice.  

Unit content

  1. Overview of the nervous system: introduction to the basic components and their importance. 
  2. Overview of pain pathways and management with consideration of neurobiology and physiological processes.
  3. The cerebral cortex and vascular supply
  4. The cranial nerves and brainstem
  5. Spinal cord, peripheral nerves and plexuses
  6. The motor system and sensory systems

 

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
1demonstrate an understanding of the structural organisation of the human nervous system
2demonstrate an understanding of the functional components of the human nervous system
3explain and identify the effects of damage to functional components of the human nervous system through physical examination
4communicate and demonstrate understanding of core concepts of pain management as it pertains to osteopathic practice

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. demonstrate an understanding of the structural organisation of the human nervous system
  2. demonstrate an understanding of the functional components of the human nervous system
  3. explain and identify the effects of damage to functional components of the human nervous system through physical examination
  4. communicate and demonstrate understanding of core concepts of pain management as it pertains to osteopathic practice

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Teaching and assessment

Teaching method
Tutorial 2 hrs (Weekly)
Laboratory 2 hrs (Weekly)
Assessment
Essay30%
Quiz30%
Practical Physical Assessment recording40%

Teaching method
Tutorial 2 hrs (Weekly)
Laboratory 2 hrs (Weekly)
Assessment
Essay30%
Quiz30%
Practical Physical Assessment recording40%
Notice

Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every teaching period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

Southern Cross University employs different teaching methods within units to provide students with the flexibility to choose the mode of learning that best suits them. SCU academics strive to use the latest approaches and, as a result, the learning modes and materials may change. The most current information regarding a unit will be provided to enrolled students at the beginning of the teaching period.

Fee information

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