This unit (RBM3640) 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.

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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)

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.  


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

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