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HSBH3025: Bodily Senses in Health and Disease

2024 unit information

Sensory input allows us to connect to the world and experience varied states of our own body. Understanding how senses work is important for basic science, esp. neuroscience and psychology, and applied areas such as health and engineering. This unit focuses on the sensory processes that underlie perception of one's own body and its actions. Sensory functioning in both healthy and disease states are considered, including the following topics: proprioception or sense of position and movement of body parts, vestibular system, touch, role of vision, brain plasticity, disorders of sensory processing (agnosias, neglect , phantom limbs, vertigo) and most recent experimental developments in rehabilitation and brain-computer interface. Tutorial assessment includes in-depth analysis of a topic of your choice and running your own experiments. NB: This unit does not teach about treatments taught in the core units of professional health science degrees.

Unit details and rules

Managing faculty or University school:

Health Sciences

Code HSBH3025
Academic unit Health Sciences
Credit points 6
Prerequisites:
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None
Corequisites:
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None
Prohibitions:
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None
Assumed knowledge:
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Introductory Neuroscience

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

  • LO1. Understand basics of perception theory and how we empirically investigate senses
  • LO2. Understand how we perceive our own body, forces acting on us and our orientation and movement in space
  • LO3. Understand how knowledge about sensory processing is applied in technology and health
  • LO4. Developed the ability to design, conduct and interpret a simple perception experiment
  • LO5. Further improve written and oral scholarly communication

Unit availability

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Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 2 2024
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Outline unavailable
Session 2 Early Census 2024
Block mode Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Outline unavailable
Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 2 2021
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 2 2021
Normal day Remote
Semester 2a 2021
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 2a 2021
Normal day Remote
Semester 2 2022
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Session 2 Early Census 2022
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney

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