- Code NEUR3112
- Unit Value 6 units
The course describes sensory systems in neuroscience and some discussion of medical issues related to dysfunction within those systems. The course deals with issues that bridge the gap between molecular and cellular approaches and behaviour/perception. Topics in this course include descriptions of the anatomy, physiology and functions of the major senses, including the visual, somatosensory, auditory, olfactory and taste-related nervous systems; mechanisms related to sensory-motor integration; methods of brain imaging and non-invasive recording of brain activity; and a description of diseases of the nervous system, e.g. types of blindness and multiple sclerosis. Students will have practical classes.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
On completion of the course students would be expected to be able to
- Understand concepts in sensory neuroscience, and describe recent advances in the field. (LO1)
- Integrate principles from multiple science disciplines to understand sensory processing (LO2)
- Explain some of the current neuroscience technologies and illustrate how these can be used to study sensory neuroscience. (LO3)
- Apply critical thinking to understanding diseases involving the sensory system. (LO4)
- Obtain and analyse information and data relating to sensory neuroscience. (LO5)
- Laboratory/tutorial reports (40%) LO1, 2,3,4, 5
- Final exam (60%) LO1, 2,3,4,
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Two lectures per week and up to four hours of laboratory and tutorial sessions per week.
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|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery||Class Summary|
|7151||21 Jul 2014||01 Aug 2014||31 Aug 2014||30 Oct 2014||In Person||N/A|