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Neuroscience - BIOS1171

Year - 2018

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 the cortical and subcortical pathways as well as integrating centres that control movements and posture. The physiology component introduces students to mechanisms of signal generation and transmission, basic mechanisms of spinal reflexes, the function of the sensory systems and 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 following professional preparation degrees. This unit includes a few laboratory classes in which human cadavers are studied; attendance at such classes is strongly encouraged.Practical class attendance for this unit is compulsory.

Classes
3 hours of lectures per week, 2 hours of practical classes per week, with a small online component

Assessment
Mid-semester examination (40%), end-semester examination (60%)

Additional information
Semester 1 coordinator is Dr Jin Huang, Semester 2 coordinator is Dr Alan Freeman

Prohibitions

BIOS1137 or BIOS2103 or ANAT2010

Details

Faculty: Medicine and Health

Semester 1

05 Mar 2018

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

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