Clinically Based Neuroscience (BIOS5091)
UNIT OF STUDY
This unit of study introduces fundamental concepts of nervous system organisation and function. Anatomy of the brain and spinal cord is studied using models to understand cortical and subcortical pathways as well as integrating centres that control movement and posture. The physiology component will introduce students to mechanisms underlying signal generation and neural transmission, mechanisms of spinal reflexes, the function of the somatosensory and autonomic nervous system and motor pathways. Tutorials will consist of case studies aimed at identifying simple neural problems associated with sensory and motor systems and are specifically designed for students following professional preparation degrees. This unit includes a few laboratory classes in which human cadavers are studied; attendance at such classes is strongly encouraged.
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3hr lecture, 2hr practical/week and a small online component
assignment (15%), mid semester exam (30%), end semester exam (55%)
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