This topic will introduce students to basic and applied neurosciences relevant to therapists and their practice. Students will explore neuroscience concepts from the basic organisation of single neurons to the complex organisation and function of the sensory, motor and integrative systems in humans. The topic will introduce students to neuropathology and dysfunctions of the nervous system commonly seen by therapists, including the effects of aging on the sensori-motor system. Students will be introduced to the concept of neuroplasticity in the context of therapeutic rehabilitation and will gain an understanding of how applied neuroscience is informing contemporary clinical practices.
This topic aims to establish specific knowledge of basic and applied neuroscience for therapists.