94914 Neurological and Mental Health Conditions6cp; 2hpw x 12wks (lectures); 3hpw x 6wks (tutorials); 3hpw x 2wks (laboratory); 3hpw x 1wks (practical);15hours independent study; 6hours online learning (MHFA)
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Students completing this subject consolidate and advance their knowledge of neuroanatomy, neuroplasticity, pathology, and healing processes of the neurological and neuromuscular systems. Specifically, students develop clinical knowledge of sudden, developmental, or degenerative neurologic conditions across the lifespan (e.g., spinal cord injury, dementia, stroke, Huntington’s disease, etc.), while expanding practical skills in clinical assessment and interpretation, exercise selection, prescription, delivery, progression, monitoring, and case management, by adopting evidenced-based practice and applying scientific knowledge. Students also obtain knowledge into mental health (e.g., stress, anxiety, depression, etc.) and severe mental illnesses (e.g., schizophrenia, bipolar affective disorder, addiction, etc.), and trauma-related conditions. Students gain an understanding of common barriers to exercise in these populations while developing evidence-based strategies to overcome these barriers. Students prepare for clinical placement, accreditation, and professional practice using critical thinking and clinical reasoning to deliver optimal outcomes within a person-centred approach.
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