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Fundamental Neuroscience - BMRI5002

Year - 2020

This core unit of study will introduce the main concepts of neurobiology starting with cell physiology, synaptic plasticity, neurodevelopment and neuroanatomy. The modularity of the brain and connective pathways will then be examined with a focus of the functional anatomy of sensory processing, motor systems, learning, memory and emotions. 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.

1x 2-hr lecture/week

Online Modules MCQ (5%), Online Test (25%), extended response (30%), Online Exam (40%)

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

Additional information
This is a core unit of study.

Assumed knowledge
Cell biology up to first year level


Faculty: Medicine and Health

Semester 1

24 Feb 2020

Department/School: Central Clinical School
Study Mode: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) evening
Census Date: 31 Mar 2020
Unit of study level: Postgraduate
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: No
Faculty/department permission required? No
Mallet St
More details
Unit of Study coordinator: Dr Rachel Tan
HECS Band: 3
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