1 x 1.5-hour lecture weekly
1 x 1.5-minute tutorial weekly
1 x 8-hour independent study weekly
Tutorial participation; Assignments, Test (50%).
Topic description

This topic provides introductory information on neuroanatomy and the functions of the human brain. Particular focus is placed on identifying the relationship between brain function and developmental, acquired and degenerative conditions. Students will demonstrate an understanding of the central and peripheral nervous systems, the sensorimotor system, and plasticity and learning after brain damage. Throughout, students will examine the strategies and management programs which enable people with specific neurological conditions (including acquired brain injury, cerebral palsy, spinal cord injury, chronic pain, multiple sclerosis and seizure disorders) to lead full lives.
Educational aims
The aim of this topic is to enable students to:

  • Identify the basic features of neuroanatomy and the functions of key structures within the human brain

  • Identify and describe the support and management strategies required for effective learning and rehabilitation of people with neurological conditions.
Expected learning outcomes
On completion of this topic, students will be expected to be able to:

  1. Identify and describe the key structures and functions within the human nervous system

  2. Identify and examine the mechanisms, features and management approaches for individuals with acquired brain injury, spinal cord injury, chronic pain, cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis and seizure disorders

  3. Research and apply introductory principles of Evidence Based Practice (EBP) when reviewing the evidence for intervention programs in neurological rehabilitation.