ANHB2217 Human Neurobiology
- 6 points
Availability Location Mode Semester 1 UWA (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
- 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.
- 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..
- Typically this unit is assessed in the following ways: (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
- Contact hours
- lectures: 2 hours per week; labs/Practical Classes: 2 hours per week
- Unit Outline
Krebs C, Weinberg J, Akesson E, Dilli E (2018) Lippincott Illustrated Reviews: Neuroscience. Second edition. Wolters Kluwer. ISBN: 978-1-4963-6789-1.
Crossman, A. R. and Neary, D. Neuroanatomy, an Illustrated Colour Text, 2nd edn: Churchill Livingston 2005 (a basic clinically-orientated text)
Rohen JW, Yokochi C, Lutjen-Drecoll E (2016) Anatomy: A Photographic Atlas. Eighth edition. Wolters Kluwer. ISBN: 978-1-4511-9318-3
England, M. and Wakely, J. A. Colour Atlas of the Brain and Spinal Cord, 2nd edn: Mosby/Elsevier 2006
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- Books and other material wherever listed may be subject to change. Book lists relating to 'Preliminary reading', 'Recommended reading' and 'Textbooks' are, in most cases, available at the University Co-operative Bookshop (from early January) and appropriate administrative offices for students to consult. Where texts are listed in the unit description above, an asterisk (*) indicates that the book is available in paperback.