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Basic Sciences in Clinical Neurophysiology - CLNP5001

Year - 2020

This unit of study provides the core anatomical, physiological and technical knowledge required for the practice of clinical neurophysiology. In order to obtain and interpret information regarding the function of the neural systems, clinicians must be able to accurately record and quantify electrical signals from a myriad of neurological structures. This unit describes the methods by which these electrical signals are generated, recorded, processed and presented for interpretation. It also examines the neurological systems and processes responsible for signal generation, and introduces the role of clinical neurophysiology in diagnosis of systemic disease.

Online learning, webinars and/or discussion forums

Online quizzes (20%); video assignments (30%); participation in generation and peer review of assessment items (10%); online exam (40%). Students must score a minimum of 50% in the exam to pass the unit of study.

(Recommended) Neuroscience: Exploring the Brain. Bear, Connors and Paradiso, 4th ed 2015, Lippincott Williams and Wilkins; Clinical Neurophysiology by Daube and Rubin, 4th ed 2016, Oxford University Press; The Clinical Neurophysiology Primer by Blum and Rutkove, 2007, Humana Press inc.

Additional information
This unit of study is compulsory for all Clinical Neurophysiology students. Students can apply for a waiver if they have completed equivalent study within the last 5 years. Evidence of previous study and successful completion of an examination is required.


Faculty: Medicine and Health

Semester 1

24 Feb 2020

Department/School: Clinical Neurophysiology
Study Mode: Online
Census Date: 31 Mar 2020
Unit of study level: Postgraduate
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: No
Faculty/department permission required? No
More details
Unit of Study coordinator: Rachel Shparberg
HECS Band: 3
Courses that offer this unit

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