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Neuroscience of Hearing - BIOS2166

Year - 2020

This unit of study focuses on the neuroscience of hearing. The aim is to provide an understanding of the anatomy and physiology of the hearing mechanism beginning with the 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, basic mechanisms of reflexes and the function of the somatosensory system. Students will also be introduced to the anatomy and physiology of the brain stem and cranial nerves as well as the autonomic nervous system. The second half of the course will focus on hearing mechanisms and diseases associated with the ear, nose and throat. 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
2x2hr lectures and 1x2hr prac/wk

Assessment
weekly quiz (5%), two mid semester exams in week 5 (15%) and in week 9: (30%) and end semester exam (50%)

Textbooks
A.R. Crossman and D. Neary: Neuroanatomy: An Illustrated Colour Text, 5th Edition Churchill Livingstone, 2014.

Pre-requisites

BIOS1163

Prohibitions

(BIOS1165 and BIOS1166)

Details

Faculty: Medicine and Health

Semester 1

24 Feb 2020

Department/School: Biomedical Science
Study Mode: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Census Date: 31 Mar 2020
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: Dr Damian Holsinger
HECS Band: 2
Courses that offer this unit

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