- Code NEUR6102
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by John Curtin School of Medical Research
- ANU College ANU Joint Colleges of Science
- Course subject Neuroscience
- Academic career PGRD
- Jason Potas
- Prof Teddy Maddess
- Mode of delivery In Person
Second Semester 2014
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The course introduces motor and sensory systems in neuroscience and discusses medical issues related to dysfunction within those systems. Topics include: Nervous system development; Organisation and operation of the motor system; Descriptions of theanatomy, physiology and functions of the visual, somatosensory and auditory nervous systems; Mechanisms related to sensory-motor integration; Methods for brain imaging and non-invasive recording of brain activity; Diseases related to the motor and sensory systems including myopia and other eye disorders, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's disease and Alzheimer's disease. Students will have practical classes and will conduct small projects in research laboratories.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
On completion of the course students would be expected to be able to:
- Demonstrate advanced knowledge about the neuroscience systems discussed in the course. (LO1)
- Integrate principles from multiple science disciplines to understand sensory processing. (LO2)
- Demonstrate proficiency in the practical skills that they are exposed to during the course. (LO3)
- Interpret, synthesise and critically analyse published literature, at a graduate level, on neuroscience. (LO4)
- Apply critical thinking to understanding diseases involving the sensory system. (LO5)
• Laboratory/tutorial reports 32%, LO 1, 3
• Final exam 54%, LO 1, 2, 5
• Essay 14%. LO 1, 2, 4, 5
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Two lectures per week, up to five 3-hour laboratory classes and visits to research laboratories on campus
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|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery||Class Summary|
|7663||21 Jul 2014||08 Aug 2014||31 Aug 2014||30 Oct 2014||In Person||N/A|