Clinical Practicum 1 - Neuro

MBP20011 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn Available to incoming Study Abroad and Exchange students


  • One Semester or equivalent

Contact hours

  • 53 Hours

On-campus unit delivery combines face-to-face and digital learning.

2022 teaching periods


Higher Ed. Semester 1

28 Feb 22 - 29 May 22

5 Jul 22

Last self enrolment:
13 Mar 22

31 Mar 22

Last withdraw without fail:
15 Apr 22


Anti Requisites
NEU20006 Introduction to Neurophysiology, NEU20006 Neurophysiology 

Aims and objectives

Students will undertake a detailed study of the cellular basis of neural communication. Students will be able to apply this understanding to provide explanation of drug action, and understand the sensation and perception of pain. Students will gain skills in conducting simple laboratory procedures and interpretation of data. Completion of this unit will also provide students with an understanding of the role the nervous system has in regulation of body homeostasis.

Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:
1. Explain the physiological basis of somatosensation, pain, olfaction, gustation, vision, hearing, balance and motor control
2. Explain how nerve cells communicate with each other chemically and electrically, and how specific pharmaceutical drugs can affect nerve cell function;
3. Discuss the roles of the nervous system and the endocrine system in the control of the human body;
4. Compare and contrast skeletal muscle, cardiac muscle, and smooth muscle with particular emphasis on the relationship between structure and function;
5. Carry out and report the results of psychophysical and physiological recordings to measure the properties of nerves, muscles and sensory receptors in humans and in animal tissues

Courses with unit

BH‐ENG Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Biomedical major)
BH‐ENGPROF Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Professional) (Biomedical major)
BB‐ENGBUS Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) / Bachelor of Business (Biomedical major)
BB‐ENGCS Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) / Bachelor of Computer Science (Biomedical major)
BB‐ENGSC Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) / Bachelor of Science (Biomedical major)