University of Technology Sydney

91706 Neuroscience

6cp; Forms of attendance in this subject have changed to enable social distancing and reduce the risks of spreading COVID-19 in our community. There may also have been changes to the assessment requirements. Consequently, the Subject Outline information for this subject has changed. Details of the changes may be published in an Addendum to the Subject Outline which is available through your LMS (Blackboard or Canvas).
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 )

Description

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 chemical control of the brain and behaviour; sleep, emotion, and memory systems and learning; and disease states such as schizophrenia and mental illness, etc. Emphasis is placed on student participation as active learners, for example by group participation in the interactive anatomy practical classes and developing a digital media project and engagement with online teaching modules.

Typical availability

Autumn session, City campus


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