UWA Handbook 2017

Unit details

NEUR5011 Neurodevelopment and its Disorders

Credit 6 points
(see Timetable)
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Face to face
Content This unit addresses the processes and mechanisms of brain development and focuses on neurogenesis, embryonic development, sexual differentiation of the brain and leads into the neurodevelopmental origin of disease for example in schizophrenia, depression, etc. A practical component involves analysis and discussion of a case study with seminar-style presentations.
Outcomes Students are able to (1) understand how the brain develops with insight into mechanisms and molecular pathways; (2) understand how abnormal development leads to neurological disorders; (3) gain an appreciation into the impact of abnormal brain development and function on society; and (4) gain experience in interacting with patients and professional carers in the context of neurological conditions.
Assessment Typically this unit is assessed in the following ways: (1) attendance at and participation in weekly clinical and research seminars ; (2) case study; and (3) formal oral presentation to professional body (Neurological Council of WA). Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s) Dr Helmy Mulders and Dr Jenny Rodger
Unit rules
Prerequisites: (ANHB2217 Human Neurobiology and PHYL2002 Physiology of Cells) and (NEUR3301 Advanced Neuroscience 1 or ANIM3320 Comparative Neurobiology); and enrolment in the Master of Biomedical Science (Neuroscience) (71520) or the Master of Health Science (Neuroscience) (71540) or Bachelor of Science with a major in Neuroscience
Advisable prior study: NEUR4010 Modern Research Tools in Neuroscience
Unit Outlinehttp://www.unitoutlines.science.uwa.edu.au/Units/NEUR5011/SEM-2/2017
Note This unit is recognised by the University as a service learning unit. Service learning refers specifically to community engagement activities that are embedded in units of study, being structured and assessed as formal educational experiences.

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