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Fundamental Neuroscience - BMRI5002

Year - 2018

This core unit of study will introduce the main concepts of neurobiology starting with neural cell structure and physiology, neurodevelopment and synaptic plasticity. The modularity of the brain and connective pathways will then be examined with a focus of the functional anatomy of sensory processing, the basal ganglia and the limbic system. Immunology and neuropathology will also be studied with insights into how genetics and interaction with glial cells underlie these processes. Examples will be given of how brain disorders emerge from disruption to these fundamental processes.

Classes
1x 2-hr lecture/week

Assessment
Online Modules MCQ (15%), Online Test (20%), extended response (30%), Online Exam (35%)

Textbooks
Recommended Textbook: Kandel ER, Schwartz JH and Jessel TM (2013) Principles of Neural Science (5th ed.) McGraw Hill.

Assumed knowledge
Cell biology up to first year level

Details

Faculty: Medicine and Health

Semester 1

05 Mar 2018

Department/School: Central Clinical School
Study Mode: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) evening
Census Date: 31 Mar 2018
Unit of study level: Postgraduate
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: No
Faculty/department permission required? No
Location
Mallet St
More details
Unit of Study coordinator: Rachel Tan
HECS Band: 3
Courses that offer this unit

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