Provides a historical background and introduces students to key concepts in Neuroscience including neuroplasticity and neural signalling. Examines the structure and function of the somatosensory and motor systems, the autonomic nervous system, spinal cord and brainstem regions. Provides a neural basis for understanding the visual and vestibular systems, and higher mental functions including language, emotion and memory. Students use models, computer simulations and cadaver specimens as teaching aids.
Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.
Learning outcomes and graduate attributes
|On completion of this unit, students should be able to:||GA1||GA2||GA3||GA4||GA5||GA6||GA7|
|1||demonstrate an understanding of the structural organisation of the human nervous system from cellular to system level||Knowledge of a discipline|
|2||demonstrate an understanding of selected functional components of the human nervous system||Knowledge of a discipline|
|3||demonstrate an understanding of the processes involved in damage and repair of the nervous system.||Knowledge of a discipline|
- Purves, D, Augustine, GJ, Fitzpatrick, D, Hall, WC, LaMantia, AS & White, LE, 2012, Neuroscience, 5th edn, Sinauer, Sunderland, Massachusetts. ISBN: 978-0-87893-695-3.
Teaching and assessment
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Commencing 2015 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 3
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