|Course code HUBS3403||Units 10||Level 3000||Faculty of Health and MedicineSchool of Biomedical Sciences and Pharmacy|
The purpose of this course is to build on students' prior learning in the biomedical science sub-discipline of Neuroscience. Lecturers with research interests in various areas of neuroscience will use their expertise to help students increase their understanding of the anatomical, molecular and physiological features of the nervous system through exposure to lectures and and laboratory classes. Particular emphasis will be placed on neuronal function, plasticity and degeneration, on important neurotransmitter systems, on the topographical organisation of the central nervous system and methods to study the nervous system. Students will be introduced to some of the most relevant, unanswered questions and the latest research evidence on selected brain diseases. Students will be expected to apply the basic knowledge developed above to understand processes involved in major diseases of the brain and to begin to think and critically analyse recent research in brain diseases.
Available in 2015
|Objectives||By the end of this course students should be able to |
1. Recall & understand the anatomical, biochemical and physiological features of neural transmission
2. Recall & understand the basic anatomical organisation of the brain
3. Apply the knowledge developed in learning outcomes 1 and 2 to understand processes involved in major diseases of the brain.
4. Begin to think and critically analyse recent research in normal nervous system function and related pathologies
|Content||1) Neurotransmission: neurotransmitter synthesis and release. Post-synaptic receptors and signal transduction. Neuromodulators.|
2) Neuroanatomy and Neurodevelopment: a basic review of brain and spinal cord anatomy and development.
3) Specific research topics including the vestibular system, pain, autonomic nervous system and immune system interactions, investigating nervous system function in humans, Parkinson's Disease, Alzheimer's disease, stroke, ageing, addiction and neuroinflamation.
|Replacing Course(s)||Not applicable|
|Assumed Knowledge||Successful completion of Bachelor of Biomedical Science (Newcastle) Years 1 and 2 program|
|Modes of Delivery||Internal Mode|
|Teaching Methods||Problem Based Learning|
Self Directed Learning
|Contact Hours||Lecture: for 4 hour(s) per Week for 12 weeks|
Laboratory: for 2 hour(s) per Week for 1 weeks
|Timetables||2015 Course Timetables for HUBS3403|