ANHB2217 Human Neurobiology

Credit
6 points
Offering
(see Timetable)
AvailabilityLocationMode
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Level 2 core unit in the Neuroscience major sequence
  • The area of knowledge for this unit is Life and Health Sciences
  • Category B broadening unit for students
  • Level 2 elective
Content
This unit examines the central, peripheral and visceral nervous systems of humans. Higher cortical function, motor control, memory, emotion, motivation and homeostasis are explored.

ANHB2217 aims to give students a thorough understanding of neuroanatomy and neurophysiology which form the foundations of neuroscience. Content will be delivered by active learning lectures and exploring cadaveric material and clinical images in the dissection laboratory.
Outcomes
Students are able to (1) identify, describe and distinguish structures in the central, peripheral and visceral nervous systems.; (2) incorporate neuroanatomy and basic physiology concepts to understand higher cortical function, motor control and homeostasis.; and (3) apply their knowledge to understand the anatomical basis of common neuropathologies..
Assessment
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) intra-semester examination; (2) final theory examination; and (3) final practical examination. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit except in the case of a bachelor's pass degree student who has obtained a mark of 45 to 49 overall and is currently enrolled in this unit, and it is the only remaining unit that the student must pass in order to complete their course.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Dr Amanda Meyer
Unit rules
Prerequisites:
any two of ANHB1101 Human Biology I: Becoming Human, ANHB1102 Human Biology II: Being Human, BIOL1130 Frontiers in Biology (formerly BIOL1130 Core Concepts in Biology), SCIE1106 Molecular Biology of the Cell
Contact hours
lectures: 2 hours per week; labs/Practical Classes: 2 hours per week
TEXTBOOK

Krebs C, Weinberg J, Akesson E, Dilli E (2018) Lippincott Illustrated Reviews: Neuroscience. Second edition. Wolters Kluwer. ISBN: 978-1-4963-6789-1.

OR

Crossman, A. R. and Neary, D. Neuroanatomy, an Illustrated Colour Text, 2nd edn: Churchill Livingston 2005 (a basic clinically-orientated text)
 

ATLAS

 

Rohen JW, Yokochi C, Lutjen-Drecoll E (2016) Anatomy: A Photographic Atlas. Eighth edition. Wolters Kluwer. ISBN: 978-1-4511-9318-3

OR

England, M. and Wakely, J. A. Colour Atlas of the Brain and Spinal Cord, 2nd edn: Mosby/Elsevier 2006

 

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