Students are introduced to the structure and organisation of the central and peripheral nervous system. The course begins with an exploration into the make-up of the individual cells, followed by an examination of the different regions of the nervous system. A final theme of the course touches on the organisation of sensory, motor and integrative systems, together with aspects of higher-order function such as memory and language. The subject covers general concepts of organisation, structure and function of the brain. Tutorial meetings will provide the opportunity to encounter topics in functional anatomy and histology of the brain using photographs, diagrams, models, animations and problem-solving. Topics in identification of central nervous system structure in typical magnetic resonance images will assist in reinforcing the theory of functional anatomy in a format students are likely to encounter in further study and in real-world situations and readings. This course will be of considerable interest to students studying anatomy and related disciplines, as well as those wishing to pursue further study in Neuroscience at senior levels.
two 1-hour lectures per week
One theory exam, one practical exam, one mid-semester in-class quiz, periodic online quizzes and written poster presentation
Bear, MF, Connors, BW, Paradiso, MA. Neuroscience: Exploring the Brain. 3rd edition. Williams and Wilkins. 2006. Also recommended: Nolte J, Angevine JJB. The Human Brain in Photographs and Diagrams. Mosby/Elsevier. 2007.
BIOL1XX3 or BIOL1XX8 or MEDS1X01
6cp from BIOL1XX3 AND 6cp from (ANAT2008, BIOL1XX7, MBLG1XXX, PSYC1XXX)Prohibitions
ANAT2910 or BIOS1171 or BMED2401 or BMED2402 or BMED2403 or BMED2404 or BMED2405 or BMED2406 or BMED2801 or BMED2802 or BMED2803 or BMED2804 or BMED2805 or BMED2806 or BMED2807 or BMED2808