Advanced Neurosciences

    Unit code: RBM3640 | Study level: Undergraduate
    (Generally, 1 credit = 10 hours of classes and independent study.)
    St Albans
    RBM2100 - Rehabilitation Anatomy; or
    RBM2540 - Pathophysiology 2; or
    RBM2800 - Cardiorespiratory and Renal Physiology
    RBM2200 Anatomy of the Head and Back AND EDT1002 Grammar and Linguistics for Language Teachers (for HCSP students ONLY)
    (Or equivalent to be determined by unit coordinator)


    This unit provides advanced series of sessions in specialised areas of Neuroscience. In this unit students will study neuroanatomy, neurophysiology and pathophysiology of nervous system disorders. Students will enhance their knowledge of fundamentals of the nervous system and learn the neurophysiology of memory, learning and cognition, behaviour and emotions, addiction, circadian rhythms and sleep. Students will study brain regulation of motor, sensory and autonomic functions, pathways, disorders and the latest research related to specific disorders.

    Learning Outcomes

    On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

    1. Contextualise advanced knowledge of the nervous system structure and functions;
    2. Conceptually map the neurobiological processes involved in higher human brain functions: sensations, memory, emotions, control of autonomic and motor functions, sleep and addiction;
    3. Evaluate clinical cases and apply understanding of pathophysiological mechanisms underlying disorders of the nervous system; and
    4. Exemplify high level communication skills, critical evaluation, and practical application of the latest studies in Neuroscience, diagnostic methods and novel treatments for the nervous system diseases.


    For Melbourne campuses

    Assessment type: Exercise
    Grade: 15%
    Practical Application Scenario (1000 words)
    Assessment type: Assignment
    Grade: 25%
    Neurological disorder - poster (1000 words or equivalent)
    Assessment type: Case Study
    Grade: 40%
    Case study report (1500 words)
    Assessment type: Test
    Grade: 20%
    Online Test (60 mins)

    Required reading

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