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NEUR3002 - Neuroscience: Motor Systems & Behaviour
Faculty of Medicine (Sydney Medical School) - 6 credit points
HECS Band six
Domestic Fee: $4,140
International Fee: $4,530
EFTSL: 0.125000000
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Department: Physiology
Offered session(s): 1
Assumed knowledge: It is strongly recommended that students also take unit NEUR3001. ANAT2010 and PHSI2005 is assumed knowledge.
Prerequisites: For BMedSci: 18 credit points of BMED including (BMED2401 and BMED2402) or (BMED2801 and BMED2802 and BMED2806) For other students: (PHSI2101 or PHSI2001 or PHSI2901 or PHSI2005 or PHSI2905 or ANAT2003 or ANAT2010) and 6 credit points of MBLG.
Prohibitions: PHSI3001, NEUR3902
Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Vladimir Balcar

Classes: Two 1-hour lectures per week, one 3-hour practical and one 3-hour tutorial per fortnight.

Assessment: Two 1-hour exams, neuroanatomy practical test, prac report, paper discussion sessions, library essay (100%)

Textbooks: Kandel, Schwartz, Jessel. Principles of Neural Science. 4th edition. Elsevier. 2000. or Bear, Connors, Paradiso. Neuroscience: Exploring the Brain. Williams & Wilkins. 2001. Nolte. The Human Brain. 4th edition, C.V. Mosby Co. 1999.
The aim of this course is to provide students with an introduction to the structure and function of the nervous system. Our current knowledge of how the brain works is based on the analysis of the normal structure of the nervous system and its pathways, the functional effects of lesions and neurological diseases in different parts of the nervous system, and the way that nerve cells work at the molecular, cellular and integrative level. This course focuses on to the neural circuits and the mechanisms that control somatic and autonomic motor systems, motivated behaviours, emotions, and other higher order functions. The lecture series addresses the different topics, each of which offers special insight into the function of the nervous system in health and disease.
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