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Neuroscience I: Communication Disorders - BIOS1166

Year - 2018

This unit of study introduces fundamental concepts of nervous system structure and function. Anatomy of the brain and spinal cord is studied using models. The physiological component of the unit will cover topics such as the generation of a nerve impulse or signal, basic mechanisms of spinal reflexes and the function of the somatosensory system. Students will also be 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. Practical class attendance for this unit is compulsory.

Classes
4hrs lectures, 2hr practicals, tutorials/week

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

Prohibitions

BIOS1132 or BIOS1141 or BIOS1171

Details

Faculty: Medicine and Health

Semester 2

30 Jul 2018

Department/School: Biomedical Science
Study Mode: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Census Date: 31 Aug 2018
Unit of study level: Junior
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: Yes
Faculty/department permission required? No
Location
Cumberland
More details
Unit of Study coordinator: Dr Damian Holsinger
HECS Band: 2
Courses that offer this unit

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