|Unit convenor and teaching staff||
Unit convenor and teaching staff
Contact via 9850 2721
75 Talavera Road
Admission to BClinSc and 12cp at 100 level or above
This unit allow students to gain a comprehensive understanding of the organisation of the nervous system, how the nervous system develops and communicates information and the neural control of movement, somatic sensation and homeostatic function. A large emphasis will be placed on the clinical consequences that arise from pathological changes to these systems, with practical sessions aimed at integrating information learnt in lectures with associated pathology.
Information about important academic dates including deadlines for withdrawing from units are available at http://students.mq.edu.au/student_admin/enrolmentguide/academicdates/
Grade descriptors and other information concerning grading are contained in the Macquarie University Grading Policy, which is available at: http://www.mq.edu.au/policy/docs/grading/policy.html
To pass this unit, students must demonstrate sufficient evidence of achievement of the learning outcomes and complete all assessment tasks.
Further details for each assessment task will be available on iLearn.
All final grades in the Bachelor of Clinical Science are determined by a grading committee and are not the sole responsibility of the Unit Convenor.
Students will be awarded one of these grades plus a Standardised Numerical Grade (SNG). The SNG is not necessarily a summation of the individual assessment components. The final grade and SNG that are awarded reflect the corresponding grade descriptor in the Grading Policy.
Students are required to attend a minimum of 80% of their scheduled learning activities, unless special consideration is granted by the unit convenor. Where a student does not attend a minimum of 80% of classes, they may not be able to pass this unit.
Applications for assessment task extensions must be submitted via: www.ask.mq.edu.au.
For further details please refer to the Disruption to Studies Policy available at: http://mq.edu.au/policy/docs/disruption_studies/policy.html
All assignments which are officially received after the due date, and where no extension has been granted, will incur a deduction of 10% for the first day, and 10% for each subsequent day including the actual day on which the work is received. Weekends and public holidays are included. For example:
|Practical Spot Test||20%||No||Week 13|
|Online Quiz||20%||No||Weekly, weeks 2-13|
|Final Exam||60%||No||University Exam Period|
Due: Week 13
In-class neuroanatomy spot test
Due: Weekly, weeks 2-13
Weekly quizzes assessing lecture, tutorial and/or practical material.
Due: University Exam Period
Exam composed of multiple choice and/or short answer style questions examining material presented in lectures, tutorials and/or practicals
Active participation in the learning activities throughout the unit will generally require students to have access to a tablet, laptop or similar device. Students who do not own their own laptop computer may borrow one from the university library.
Required Unit Materials
All students are required to wear closed shoes and a lab coat/gown to attend practical classes and assessments in a laboratory venue.
Unit readings for this unit are available via the university library website.
The recommended texts for this unit include:
Macquarie University policies and procedures are accessible from Policy Central. Students should be aware of the following policies in particular with regard to Learning and Teaching:
Academic Honesty Policy http://mq.edu.au/policy/docs/academic_honesty/policy.html
Assessment Policy http://mq.edu.au/policy/docs/assessment/policy_2016.html
Grade Appeal Policy http://mq.edu.au/policy/docs/gradeappeal/policy.html
Complaint Management Procedure for Students and Members of the Public http://www.mq.edu.au/policy/docs/complaint_management/procedure.html
Disruption to Studies Policy (in effect until Dec 4th, 2017): http://www.mq.edu.au/policy/docs/disruption_studies/policy.html
Special Consideration Policy (in effect from Dec 4th, 2017): https://staff.mq.edu.au/work/strategy-planning-and-governance/university-policies-and-procedures/policies/special-consideration
In addition, a number of other policies can be found in the Learning and Teaching Category of Policy Central.
Macquarie University students have a responsibility to be familiar with the Student Code of Conduct: https://students.mq.edu.au/support/student_conduct/
Results shown in iLearn, or released directly by your Unit Convenor, are not confirmed as they are subject to final approval by the University. Once approved, final results will be sent to your student email address and will be made available in eStudent. For more information visit ask.mq.edu.au.
Macquarie University provides a range of support services for students. For details, visit http://students.mq.edu.au/support/
Learning Skills (mq.edu.au/learningskills) provides academic writing resources and study strategies to improve your marks and take control of your study.
For all student enquiries, visit Student Connect at ask.mq.edu.au
Students with a disability are encouraged to contact the Disability Service who can provide appropriate help with any issues that arise during their studies.
For help with University computer systems and technology, visit http://www.mq.edu.au/about_us/offices_and_units/information_technology/help/.
When using the University's IT, you must adhere to the Acceptable Use of IT Resources Policy. The policy applies to all who connect to the MQ network including students.
Our graduates will take with them the intellectual development, depth and breadth of knowledge, scholarly understanding, and specific subject content in their chosen fields to make them competent and confident in their subject or profession. They will be able to demonstrate, where relevant, professional technical competence and meet professional standards. They will be able to articulate the structure of knowledge of their discipline, be able to adapt discipline-specific knowledge to novel situations, and be able to contribute from their discipline to inter-disciplinary solutions to problems.
This graduate capability is supported by:
We want our graduates to be capable of reasoning, questioning and analysing, and to integrate and synthesise learning and knowledge from a range of sources and environments; to be able to critique constraints, assumptions and limitations; to be able to think independently and systemically in relation to scholarly activity, in the workplace, and in the world. We want them to have a level of scientific and information technology literacy.
This graduate capability is supported by: