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91706 Neuroscience

6cp; 4hpw
Requisite(s): (((27111 Mechanics of Human Motion OR 92512 Biomechanics of Human Motion) AND (27171 Applied Kinesiology OR 92521 Functional Anatomy) AND 91429 Physiological Bases of Human Movement) OR 91703 Physiological Systems )


This subject provides an advanced understanding of the physiological basis of the nervous system, including the brain, spinal cord and nerves of the body. The nervous system is crucial for life and enables senses, movement and thinking.

This subject advances physiological subjects by providing an in-depth study of neuroscience. It covers physiology of excitable tissue and introductory neurochemistry; synaptic transmission and neurotransmitter systems; and anatomy and functions of the nervous system. The subject also provides an understanding of the sensory system (smell, taste and the brain); chemical control of the brain and behaviour; sleep, emotion, and memory systems and learning; and disease states such as schizophrenia and mental illness. Emphasis is placed on student participation as active learners, for example by participation in the interactive anatomy practical classes and developing a digital media project.

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Autumn session, City campus

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