This subject covers general concepts in the organisation, structure and function of the mammalian nervous system. Students are introduced to the structure and function of the central and peripheral nervous system. The course begins with an exploration of the cellular compostion of the brain. We’ll then consider the general organisation of regions of the mammalian nervous system followed by focus in greater depth on individual components of sensory and motor systems. We’ll then consider the development of the nervous system at cellular and gross organisational levels. Concepts of higher order functions such as memory and sensory perception are introduced, followed by examples of neurodegeneration. Laboratory practical sessions offer students the special privilege to examine human specimens in the Anatomy labs and museum. Tutorial meetings will provide the opportunity to encounter topics in functional anatomy and histology of the brain using photographs, diagrams, models, animations and problem-solving. Topics in identification of central nervous system structure in typical magnetic resonance images will assist in reinforcing the theory of functional anatomy in a format that students are likely to encounter in further study and in real-world examples and readings. This course will be of interest to students studying anatomy and related disciplines, as well as those wishing to pursue further study in Neuroscience at senior levels.
Unit details and rules
|Department of Medical Sciences
|ANAT2010 or BIOS1171 or BMED2401 or BMED2402 or BMED2403 or BMED2405 or BMED2406 or BMED2801 or BMED2802 or BMED2803 or BMED2804 or BMED2805 or BMED2806 or BMED2807 or BMED2808
|A mark of 70 or above in BIOL1XXX or MEDS1X01 or CHEM1XX1 or CHEM1903
|Available to study abroad and exchange students
|Karen Cullen, firstname.lastname@example.org