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CLNP5009: Neurophysiology Professional Practice

This unit will provide students with a grounding in the essential skills required for neurophysiology scientists to deliver high quality, safe and ethical care to their patients. Students will develop critical thinking and problem solving skills for a diverse range of scenarios which they may encounter within a clinical neurophysiology setting. Key ethical concepts and methods of ethical analysis, communication, quality control methodology, workplace health and safety, risk management and teaching skills required for effective work within the field will be discussed with a specific focus on their relationship to neurophysiological testing in both a clinical and intraoperative environment. Students with no neurophysiology workplace experience should undertake this unit towards the end of their course.

Code CLNP5009
Academic unit Clinical Neurophysiology
Credit points 6
Assumed knowledge:
Clinical experience is required for this unit. Students without clinical experience should enrol in CEPI5200.

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. Describe key principles in safety and quality in health care and how they apply to neurophysiology clinical practice
  • LO2. Discuss key ethical concepts and their relevance to neurophysiology clinical practice
  • LO3. Demonstrate appropriate verbal and written communication with patients and their carers, colleagues and medical staff
  • LO4. Develop a risk management plan for a neurophysiology clinic
  • LO5. Plan a clinical practice improvement project
  • LO6. Create a professional development plan

Unit outlines

Unit outlines will be available 1 week before the first day of teaching for the relevant session.