Neuroscience I: Communication Disorders (BIOS1166)


This unit of study includes fundamental concepts of nervous system structure and function. Anatomy of the brain and spinal cord is studied using models. Basic mechanisms of spinal reflexes and the function of the somatosensory system comprise the physiological component of the unit. Students are also introduced to the anatomy and physiology of the autonomic nervous system and motor pathways. Case studies aimed at identifying simple neural problems associated with sensory and motor systems are specifically designed for students undertaking professional preparation degrees.

Further unit of study information


5hrs lectures, 2hr practicals, tutorials/week


quiz (5%), two mid semester exams in week 5 (15%) and in week 8: (30%), end semester exam (50%)

Faculty/department permission required?


Unit of study rules


BIOS1132 or BIOS1141 or BIOS1171

Study this unit outside a degree

Non-award/non-degree study

If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.

Cross-institutional study

If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.