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Area/Catalogue
BIOL 2040

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Course Level
Undergraduate

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Offered Externally
No

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Course ID
013232

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Unit Value
4.5

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University-wide elective course
No

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Timetable/s

Second Semester
(Study Period 5)

Course aim

To develop the foundation knowledge of human neuroanatomy, neurophysiology and pathology that will enable students to understand the neurological dimensions of development, ill health and disorders across the lifespan.

Course content

Gross anatomy of peripheral and central nervous structures including spinal cord and spinal cord pathways, cranial and spinal nerves, brain regions and nerve pathways for body movement, cognitive function and autonomic nervous system.  Functional topography of the human brain and sensory nerve pathways that bring signals of sensation (including vision).  Mechanisms of pain and analgesia, movement and postural control, vision, learning and memory, behaviour and emotion. Basic neurophysiology of nerve cells and communication. Central and peripheral nerve regeneration and neuroplasticity.
Pathophysiology of effects of focal and generalised lesions of the CNS and disorders of the nervous system, including visual, cerebrovascular, dementia, disorders of movement and postural control, epilepsy, and some development disorders.

Textbook(s)

Martini FH, Nath JL., & Bartholomew, EF, Fundamentals of Anatomy & Physiology, Latest edition, Pearson Eduction Inc.

Bear MF, Connors BW & Paradiso MA, Neuroscience. Exploring the Brain , Latest Edition, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

Prerequisite(s)

Common to all relevant programs
Subject Area & Catalogue Number Course Name
BIOL 1007 Molecules to Tissues A
HLTH 1020 Human Anatomy 100

Students need to have completed Human Anatomy or Molecules to Tissues A to enrol in Human Neuroscience (completion of both prerequisite courses is not required).

Corequisite(s)

Nil

Teaching method

Component Duration
INTERNAL, CITY EAST
Lecture 3 hours x 13 weeks
Workshop 2 hours x 2 weeks
Tutorial 2 hours x 11 weeks

Note: These components may or may not be scheduled in every study period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.


Assessment

Task Length Weighting Duration
INTERNAL, CITY EAST
Test - 25% 50 minutes
Assignment 2000 words 25% -
Examination - 50% 2.5 hours

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.1250
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 2)
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Fee-paying program for domestic and international students
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* Equivalent Full Time Study Load. Please note all EFTSL values are published and calculated at ten decimal places. Values are displayed to three decimal places for ease of interpretation

Course Coordinators

School of Pharmacy and Medical Sciences

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