A Walk Through the Brain
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Upon completion of this subject, students will be able to:
- exhibit a broad and coherent theoretical and technical knowledge of neuroscience with depth in the concepts and ideas underlying anatomical and physiological underpinnings of the brain and nervous system;
- analyse and evaluate information regarding the anatomical and physiological underpinnings of the brain and nervous system;
- transmit knowledge, skills and ideas to others both verbally and in written formats;
- demonstrate well-developed cognitive and current technical skills in the field of anatomical and physiological neuroscience;
- demonstrate autonomy and judgement to exhibit a sound knowledge of anatomical and physiological neuroscience; and
- demonstrate self-directed learning in the fields of anatomical and physiological neuroscience.
- Topics will be available to enrolled students in the subjects Learning Management System site approximately one week prior to the commencement of the teaching period.
You must have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject:
- EquipmentDetails - Headphones or speakers (required to listen to lectures and other media) Headset, including microphone (highly recommended) Webcam (may be required for participation in virtual classrooms and/or media presentations).
- SoftwareDetails - Please refer students to link for requirements: http://www.une.edu.au/current-students/support/it-services/hardware It is essential for students to have reliable internet access in order to participate in and complete your units, regardless of whether they contain an on campus attendance or intensive school component.
- OtherDetails -
Textbook information is not available until approximately 8 weeks prior to the commencement of the Teaching period.
Students are expected to purchase prescribed material.
Textbook requirements may vary from one teaching period to the next.
This subject will explore the physiological and anatomical underpinnings of the human brain and relate the structure of the brain to its function. This knowledge will then be applied to develop a deeper understanding of the neurophysiological basis of the individual's behaviour.
Essay: 2500 words (equivalent). Notes - Knowledge, evaluation and analysis of the functional anatomy and physiology of the brain and its regions. Relates to Learning Outcomes 1, 2, 4, 5, 6. Essay: 3000 words (equivalent). Notes - Neurophysiological and neuroanatomical basis of brain-based disorders and injuries. Relates to Learning Outcomes 1, 2, 3, 5, 6. Quizzes: Five (5) quizzes worth 5% each. Notes - Knowledge and analysis of the anatomy and physiology of the brain. Relates to Learning Outcomes 1, 2, 3, 5, 6.
- Essay (35%)
- Essay (40%)
- Quizzes (25%)