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Unit Summary

Unit type

UG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

AQF level

7

Level of learning

Intermediate

Unit aim

Introduces students to key concepts in Neuroscience including neuroplasticity and neural signalling. Examines the structure and function of sensory systems, motor systems, autonomic nervous system, cranial nerves and brainstem nuclei. Provides a neural basis for the understanding of these systems and how they function together. 

Unit content

Introduction and overview of Neuroscience
The somatosensory and other sensory systems
The somatic motor and other motor systems
The autonomic nervous system
The cranial nerves brainstem nuclei
Nervous system damage and repair

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

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On completion of this unit, students should be able to: GA1 GA2 GA3 GA4 GA5 GA6 GA7
1 analyse and compare the structural organisation of the human nervous system from cellular to system level
2 outline and compare selected functional components of the human nervous system
3 demonstrate an understanding of the processes involved in damage and repair of the nervous system.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. analyse and compare the structural organisation of the human nervous system from cellular to system level
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    • GA4:
  2. outline and compare selected functional components of the human nervous system
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    • GA4:
  3. demonstrate an understanding of the processes involved in damage and repair of the nervous system.
    • GA4:

Prescribed texts

  • Blumenfeld, Hal, 2010, Neuroanatomy through clinical cases, 2nd edn, Sinauer, Sunderland, Massachusetts. ISBN: 9780878936137.
Prescribed texts may change in future teaching periods.