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Human Neuroscience in Health and Disease - BIOS2171

This intermediate unit of study will introduce the human nervous system and its function, in the context of neuroscience in the healthy human and that associated with human disease. The unit will teach human neuroanatomy and neurophysiology and will introduce a range of disorders associated with dysfunction of the human nervous system and their treatments. This knowledge will be expanded using case studies of specific disorders of, or affecting, the nervous system spanning neurology and mental health, including disorders of increasing prevalence. Fields to be covered include aetiology, diagnosis, treatment and prognosis of such disorders. The unit is designed to equip students to pursue advanced studies in clinical neuroscience or to pursue studies in a professional degree program in medicine or other health professions. Material will be presented in lectures, tutorial and practical classes. Active learning approaches including case-based, on-line and collaborative learning will be used.

Classes
(3x1hr lec and 1x2hr tut or 1x2hr prac)/wk

Assessment
1x1.2hr exam (30%) and 1x2hr exam (50%) and tutorial/practical class assessments (20%)

Textbooks
Crossman, A.R., Neary, D (2010) Neuroanatomy, an illustrated colour text, 4th Ed. Churchill Livingstone/Elsevier. Kandel, E. R., Schwartz, J. H., Jessell, T. M., Siegelbaum, S. A. and Hudspeth, A. J. (2013). Principles of neural science. McGraw-Hill. Other texts will be recommended as additional reading material.

Prohibitions

BIOS1171 or BIOS1166 or ANAT2010 or ANAT2910

Details

Faculty: Medicine and Health

Semester 2

05 Aug 2019

Department/School: Biomedical Science
Study Mode: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Census Date: 31 Aug 2019
Unit of study level: Intermediate
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: No
Faculty/department permission required? No
Location
Camperdown
More details
Unit of Study coordinator: Assoc Prof Kay Double
HECS Band: 3
Courses that offer this unit

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