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Unit Overview


The unit focuses on knowledge, skills and clinical evidence around the design, development and delivery of therapeutic interventions for clients with neurological conditions and co-morbidities.

It includes fundamental neuroscience and neuroanatomy, assessments of physical function and health, and evidence-based therapeutic intervention delivery (with a focus on exercise and lifestyle interventions, aligned with allied health professionals).

Conditions/Pathologies covered include: stroke, spinal cord injury, acquired/traumatic brain injury, multiple sclerosis and Parkinson's disease.

The unit will be assessed using a combination of blended learning assessment and feedback, incorporating theoretical and practical elements, problem-based learning, case study analysis, and simulated learning modes.

6 points
(see Timetable)
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face

Students are able to (1) analyse foundation knowledge related to neurological conditions and the assessment, prescription and delivery of therapeutic interventions; (2) evaluate potentially adverse responses during therapy, and demonstrate the ability to set up a safe environment for the neurological client; (3) analyse knowledge of evidence-based practice in neurological rehabilitation; and (4) demonstrate an advanced level of understanding of the multidisciplinary neurological care environment.


Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) theory exam; (2) group assignment; and (3) skills and safe practice assessment. Further information is available in the unit outline.

To pass this unit, a student must: (a) achieve an overall mark of 50 per cent or higher for the unit; and (b) achieve the requisite requirements(s) or a mark of 50 per cent or greater, whichever is higher and specified in the unit outline, for the theory exam and skills and safe practice assessment components.

Student may be offered supplementary assessment in this unit if they meet the eligibility criteria.

Unit Coordinator(s)
Ben Kramer
Unit rules
Enrolment in
73520 Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology
or 71520 Master of Biomedical Science
or CM018 Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Sciences and Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology
Contact hours
This unit is delivered in a blocked, structure based on alignment with Postgraduate and MCEP course requirements.

Week 1= face-to-face teaching on campus (multiple sessions)

Week 2 - 11 = asynchronous online learning modules (e.g., self-paced learning) via LMS
face-to-face workshops on campus (see unit Syllabus)
and unit assessment items

Week 12 = face-to-face teaching on campus (multiple sessions)

Exams = online exam administered via LMS.
  • The availability of units in Semester 1, 2, etc. was correct at the time of publication but may be subject to change.
  • All students are responsible for identifying when they need assistance to improve their academic learning, research, English language and numeracy skills; seeking out the services and resources available to help them; and applying what they learn. Students are encouraged to register for free online support through GETSmart; to help themselves to the extensive range of resources on UWA's STUDYSmarter website; and to participate in WRITESmart and (ma+hs)Smart drop-ins and workshops.
  • Unit readings, including any essential textbooks, are listed in the unit outline for each unit, one week prior the commencement of study. The unit outline will be available via the LMS and the UWA Handbook one week prior the commencement of study. Reading lists and essential textbooks are subject to change each semester. Information on essential textbooks will also be made available on the Essential Textbooks. This website is updated regularly in the lead up to semester so content may change. It is recommended that students purchase essential textbooks for convenience due to the frequency with which they will be required during the unit. A limited number of textbooks will be made available from the Library in print and will also be made available online wherever possible. Essential textbooks can be purchased from the commercial vendors to secure the best deal. The Student Guild can provide assistance on where to purchase books if required. Books can be purchased second hand at the Guild Secondhand bookshop (second floor, Guild Village), which is located on campus.
  • Contact hours provide an indication of the type and extent of in-class activities this unit may contain. The total amount of student work (including contact hours, assessment time, and self-study) will approximate 150 hours per 6 credit points.