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BIOS5091: Clinically Based Neuroscience (2013 - Semester 1)

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Unit: BIOS5091: Clinically Based Neuroscience (6 CP)
Mode: Normal-Day
On Offer: Yes
Level: Postgraduate
Faculty/School: Discipline of Biomedical Science
Unit Coordinator/s: Dr Huang, Jin
Session options: Semester 1
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Campus: Cumberland
Pre-Requisites: None.
Brief Handbook Description: This unit of study introduces fundamental concepts of nervous system organisation and function. Anatomy of the brain and spinal cord is studied using models to understand cortical and subcortical pathways as well as integrating centres that control movement and posture. The physiology component will introduce students to mechanisms underlying signal generation and neural transmission, mechanisms of spinal reflexes, the function of the somatosensory and autonomic nervous system and motor pathways. Tutorials will consist of case studies aimed at identifying simple neural problems associated with sensory and motor systems and are specifically designed for students following professional preparation degrees.
Assumed Knowledge: None.
Timetable: BIOS5091 Timetable
T&L Activities: 3hr lectures, 2hr practicals/week and a small online component
Assessment Description: mid semester exam (30%), assigment (15%), end semester exam (55%)
Grading:
Grade Type Description
Standards Based Assessment Final grades in this unit are awarded at levels of HD (High Distinction), D (Distinction), CR (Credit), P (Pass) and F (Fail) as defined by University of Sydney Assessment Policy. Details of the Assessment Policy are available on the Policies website at http://sydney.edu.au/policies . Standards for grades in individual assessment tasks and the summative method for obtaining a final mark in the unit will be set out in a marking guide supplied by the unit coordinator.

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Master of Occupational Therapy 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

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