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Area/Catalogue
BIOL 5013

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Course Level
Postgraduate

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Offered Externally
No

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Course ID
106110

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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 owner

Course owner
School of Pharmacy and Medical Sciences

Course aim

To develop a specialised body of knowledge of human neuroanatomy, neurophysiology and pathology which will be integrated with their prior anatomy and physiology knowledge.  This will enable students to understand the neurological dimensions of human development, ill health and disorders for specific application to occupational therapy practice.

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 neurons 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 Education Inc.

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

Prerequisite(s)

Nil

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 hours

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.125
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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