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ANAT2004 – Neuroanatomy

2021 – Session 2, Weekday attendance, North Ryde

Session 2 Learning and Teaching Update

The decision has been made to conduct study online for the remainder of Session 2 for all units WITHOUT mandatory on-campus learning activities. Exams for Session 2 will also be online where possible to do so.

This is due to the extension of the lockdown orders and to provide certainty around arrangements for the remainder of Session 2. We hope to return to campus beyond Session 2 as soon as it is safe and appropriate to do so.

Some classes/teaching activities cannot be moved online and must be taught on campus. You should already know if you are in one of these classes/teaching activities and your unit convenor will provide you with more information via iLearn. If you want to confirm, see the list of units with mandatory on-campus classes/teaching activities.

Visit the MQ COVID-19 information page for more detail.

General Information

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Unit convenor and teaching staff Unit convenor and teaching staff convenor
Stephney Whillier
Contact via 9850 9387
17WW 356
by appointment
Credit points Credit points
10
Prerequisites Prerequisites
HLTH108 or ANAT1001 or COGS1000
Corequisites Corequisites
Co-badged status Co-badged status
Unit description Unit description

This unit builds on the basic anatomy taught in ANAT1001. It focuses on the structure and function of the nervous system. The unit utilises an integrated approach within which relevant gross anatomy, histology and embryology, as well as clinical and applied anatomy are incorporated.

Important Academic Dates

Information about important academic dates including deadlines for withdrawing from units are available at https://students.mq.edu.au/important-dates

Learning Outcomes

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

  • ULO1: Describe in detail the organisation, structure and interconnected function of the nervous system
  • ULO2: Relate your structural knowledge of the nervous system to its embryological development.
  • ULO3: Trace somatic and autonomic sensory and motor pathways
  • ULO4: Extend your acquired knowledge of neuroanatomy to discuss, evaluate and interpret clinical case studies and published research.
  • ULO5: Show that you are competent in analysing, interpreting and assessing relevant anatomical structures on images, photographs, bones, models, prosections, normal radiographs, MRI and CT scans.
  • ULO6: Show an appreciation and respect for those who have bequeathed their bodies to research

General Assessment Information

ASSESSMENT IN THIS UNIT

In order to pass this unit, you are required to obtain at least a 50% raw grade

Task

Weight

Due Date

Linked Learning Outcomes

Online quizzes (9)

25%

Weeks 3 - 7, 9 - 12

1 - 4

Attendance, and Participation Task

10%

Weekly

1 - 6

Practical exam on campus

20%

Week 12

1, 5, 6

Final theory exam (venue on campus)

45%

TBA

1 - 4

 

Assessment Tasks Description

1. Nine (9) quizzes:  to be completed online in WEEKS 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12 that will test lecture material of the previous week/s. See the schedule above for details on content that is covered by looking at the previous week/s lecture content.

The format will be multiple choice questions or fill in the missing word/s. Each quiz will open on Monday at 8am and close on Sunday at 11pm. The first quiz will be posted on Monday of week 3. There will be absolutely no opportunity to submit a quiz after the closing time as answers are released at that point. If you have technical difficulties, email your answers to your convenor and they will be manually marked. If you email these after the closing time, they will not be marked. 

The resultant mark will be an AVERAGE of the 9 quiz marks (please note, NOT best x of 9).

 

2. Attendance, and Participation Task: Weekly attendance and participation in both practicals and tutorials will be recorded (2%). In addition, students will present a short presentation in the tutorial (8%).

 

Presentation: A strictly two-minute lesson in the tutorial on any one small aspect of the previous week’s lecture content. The intent is to TEACH the concept in your own words, simply, in any creative way to make your audience understand it. You can use powerpoint, the whiteboard, props/models you make, music, dance, movement – anything you like to ensure the meaning is clear. Please be sure to consult the rubric to see how marks are allocated for this task. The presentation must fit into 2 minutes, and will be stopped at 2 minutes. Note that 4% of this mark comes from peer evaluation, and 4% from the tutor’s evaluation.

 

Assessed

Unsatisfactory

(mark: 0 – 1)

Satisfactory

(mark: 2)

Good

(mark: 3)

Excellent

(mark: 4)

Presented

 Information

Presented content

 is mostly or

completely

incorrect

Content has

some large

mistakes

 

Content mostly

correct with a

 few small

mistakes

All presented

information is

 correct

Choice of topic

A simple topic

not conveyed simply

or not in own words

A simple topic

conveyed simply

and in own words

A difficult or

complex topic

not conveyed

simply or not

in own words

A difficult or

complex topic

told simply in

own words

Originality and

creativity

No use of aids

to enhance meaning

no attempt at

originality or

creativity

Some originality

and creativity

shown, but does

not enhance

meaning or

understanding

Originality

and creativity

good, with

moderate

enhancement of

understanding

Very original

and creative,

and all aspects

add to the

understanding

Meaning and

understanding

Not understandable

Somewhat

understandable

Understandable

Very

understandable

Overall presentation

Unsatisfactory

Satisfactory

Good

Excellent

 Total/20

 

3. Final examination: This will cover the content of the entire semester. It tests knowledge of the theory, and the ability to connect that knowledge to real life situations (e.g. case studies). It will consist of a 2 hour written exam with multiple choice questions and short answer questions. 

 

4. Practical test: All identification activities conducted during the practical class are examinable, and include identifying structures on images, bones, models, prosections, radiographs, MRI and CT images. A written examination.

Late submissions will receive a 5% per day penalty including weekends and public holidays. If you submit the assessment task 10 days or more beyond the due date, without an approved extension, you will be awarded a maximum of 50% of the overall assessment marks.

Examinations

The University Examination period in for Semester 2 is from the 8-26 November, 2021. You are expected to present yourself for examination at the time and place designated in the University examination timetable. The timetable will be available in draft form approximately eight weeks before the commencement of the examinations and in final form approximately four weeks before the commencement of the examinations: http://www.timetables.mq.edu.au/exam

The only exception to not sitting an examination at the designated time is because of documented illness or unavoidable disruption. In these circumstances you may wish to consider applying for special consideration. The University’s Special Consideration Policy can be found at https://staff.mq.edu.au/work/strategy-planning-and-governance/university-policies-and-procedures/policies/special-consideration. Information can also be found at https://students.mq.edu.au/study/my-study-program/special-consideration

 

Students with a pre-existing disability/health condition or prolonged adverse circumstances may be eligible for ongoing assistance and support.  Such support is governed by other policies and may be sought and coordinated through Campus Wellbeing and Support Services.

 

If a supplementary examination is granted as a result of special consideration, the examination will be scheduled after the conclusion of the official examination period.

 

If you receive special consideration for the final exam, a supplementary exam will be scheduled in the interval between the regular exam period and the start of the next session.  By making a special consideration application for the final exam you are declaring yourself available for a resit during the supplementary examination period and will not be eligible for a second special consideration approval based on pre-existing commitments.  Please ensure you are familiar with the policy prior to submitting an application. You can check the supplementary exam information page on FSE101 in iLearn (bit.ly/FSESupp) for dates, and approved applicants will receive an individual notification one week prior to the exam with the exact date and time of their supplementary examination.

You are advised that it is Macquarie University policy not to set early examinations for individuals or groups of students. You are expected to ensure that you are available until the end of the teaching semester that is the final day of the official examination period.

Assessment Tasks

Name Weighting Hurdle Due
Weekly tutorial participation task 10% No weekly as per assigned tutorial time
Final Written Examination 45% No During official exam period
Practical Spot Exam 20% No week 12
Tutorial quizzes 25% No weeks 3-7, 9-12

Weekly tutorial participation task

Assessment Type 1: Participatory task
Indicative Time on Task 2: 10 hours
Due: weekly as per assigned tutorial time
Weighting: 10%

Students will present a short presentation in tutorial, and this plus their weekly participation in the tutorials constitutes the participatory task


On successful completion you will be able to:
  • Describe in detail the organisation, structure and interconnected function of the nervous system
  • Relate your structural knowledge of the nervous system to its embryological development.
  • Trace somatic and autonomic sensory and motor pathways
  • Extend your acquired knowledge of neuroanatomy to discuss, evaluate and interpret clinical case studies and published research.
  • Show that you are competent in analysing, interpreting and assessing relevant anatomical structures on images, photographs, bones, models, prosections, normal radiographs, MRI and CT scans.
  • Show an appreciation and respect for those who have bequeathed their bodies to research

Final Written Examination

Assessment Type 1: Examination
Indicative Time on Task 2: 35 hours
Due: During official exam period
Weighting: 45%

This will cover the content of the entire semester.


On successful completion you will be able to:
  • Describe in detail the organisation, structure and interconnected function of the nervous system
  • Relate your structural knowledge of the nervous system to its embryological development.
  • Trace somatic and autonomic sensory and motor pathways
  • Extend your acquired knowledge of neuroanatomy to discuss, evaluate and interpret clinical case studies and published research.

Practical Spot Exam

Assessment Type 1: Examination
Indicative Time on Task 2: 10 hours
Due: week 12
Weighting: 20%

Practical examination assessing knowledge of the nervous system by identifying structures on models, prosections, images, bones, radiographs, MRI and CT images. A written examination.


On successful completion you will be able to:
  • Describe in detail the organisation, structure and interconnected function of the nervous system
  • Show that you are competent in analysing, interpreting and assessing relevant anatomical structures on images, photographs, bones, models, prosections, normal radiographs, MRI and CT scans.
  • Show an appreciation and respect for those who have bequeathed their bodies to research

Tutorial quizzes

Assessment Type 1: Quiz/Test
Indicative Time on Task 2: 20 hours
Due: weeks 3-7, 9-12
Weighting: 25%

Weekly short quizzes


On successful completion you will be able to:
  • Describe in detail the organisation, structure and interconnected function of the nervous system
  • Relate your structural knowledge of the nervous system to its embryological development.
  • Trace somatic and autonomic sensory and motor pathways
  • Extend your acquired knowledge of neuroanatomy to discuss, evaluate and interpret clinical case studies and published research.

1 If you need help with your assignment, please contact:

  • the academic teaching staff in your unit for guidance in understanding or completing this type of assessment
  • the Learning Skills Unit for academic skills support.

2 Indicative time-on-task is an estimate of the time required for completion of the assessment task and is subject to individual variation

Delivery and Resources

Delivery mode

This unit involves some essential on-campus learning activities which will be delivered in accordance with a COVID Safe plan. You will be expected to attend relevant on-campus activities unless the Public Health Order and/or University advice changes.

This unit is characterised by a moderate degree of flexibility. It incorporates a variety of learning tools and media. It will comprise:

  1. 1 × 2h lecture and 1 × 1 hour lecture per week, weeks 1 - 12
  2. 1 laboratory practical class per week, weeks 2 - 12: Students must register for a practical slot on e-student
  3. 1 × 1 hour tutorial class per week, weeks 2 - 12: Students must register for a tutorial slot on e-student
  4. 2 – 3 hours per week revision, completing the weekly Revision tasks in the laboratory manual, preparing for the laboratory practical and tutorial, self-instructional learning and readings from the text.

 

Class times and locations

  1. Online Lectures: Tuesday 8- 10am and Wednesday 1 – 2pm
  2. On campus Practicals:  Choose one of the following: Monday 10 – 12am, 12 – 2pm, 2 – 4pm, 4 – 6pm; OR Tuesday 10 – 12am, 12 – 2pm, 2 – 4pm, in 02TP G37 Lab.
  3. On campus Tutorials: Choose one of the following: Monday 2 – 3pm (6 Eastern Road, 314) or 4 – 5pm (9 WW, 131); OR Wednesday 10 – 11am (12 Second Way, 201) or 11 – 12am (12 Second Way, 201) or 12 – 1pm (12 Second Way, 201) or 2 – 3pm (12 Second Way, 310) or 3 – 4pm (12 Second Way, 310) or 4 – 5pm (12 Second Way, 301)

 

Unit Web Page

You can log in to iLearn System through http://learn.mq.edu.au

All lectures materials will be posted on iLearn. The Audiovisual recording will be available on ECHO on iLearn.

 

Required and recommended resources

Required:

  • Haines, DE (latest edition) Neuroanatomy, An Atlas of Structures, Sections, and Systems. Wolters Kluwer/Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
  • ANAT2004 Laboratory Course Manual – available as a download on iLearn

 

Recommended: 

  • Krebs C, Weinberg J and Akesson E  (2012) Lippincott’s Illustrated Reviews Neuroscience Harvey RA (series editor) Wolters Kluwer LWW
  • Kiernan, JA (2009) Barr’s The Human Nervous System An Anatomical Viewpoint. 9th ed. Wolters Kluwer/Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, PA
  • Blumenfeld H (2002) Neuroanatomy through Clinical Cases. Sinauer Associates Inc, Massachusetts.

 

A note about textbooks:

Textbooks for this unit can be purchased online from Booktopia https://www.booktopia.com.au/coop 

The list of Macquarie University S2 2021 units and texts can be found on the Booktopia website.

 

Websites:

An excellent website for anatomy is now available on our Macquarie University library website. Go to Databases, choose the subject ‘Chiropractic’ and click on ‘Anatomy.tv’ for Wolterskluwer Ovid Primal Pictures Interactive Anatomy

Unit Schedule

Date of Monday of each week

LECTURES (Tuesday and Wednesday)

PRACTICALS

TUTORIALS

Week 1 Monday, July 26

Overview of nervous system

Overview of the spinal cord and blood supply

None

 

None

Week 2 Monday, August 2

 

Ontogeny

Cerebral cortex and blood supply

 

Spinal Cord and blood supply

Group work on Organisation of the Nervous System

Case study on spinal cord

Week 3 Monday, August 9

Diencephalon and Internal Capsule

Limbic system

Overview of cerebral cortex, and blood supply

 Cerebral Cortex Activity and Case Study

Ontogeny Activity

 

Week 4 Monday, August 16

Basal ganglia

Diencephalon, Internal Capsule and limbic system

Internal capsule activity

Case study on Thalamus

Week 5 Monday, August 23

Brainstem

Basal ganglia

Group work and case study on basal ganglia

Week 6 Monday, August 30

Cranial Nerves

No Practical

Brainstem discussion and case study

Week 7 Monday, September 6

Special senses

Brainstem and Cranial Nerves

Discussion and case study on cranial nerves

September 13 – 24                                      MIDSEMESTER BREAK

Week 8 Monday, September 27

Cerebellum

Special Senses

Radiology and Case studies on special senses

Week 9 Tuesday, October 5

Plexuses and peripheral nerves

Labour Day – no practicals

Labour Day – no tutorials

Week 10 Monday, October 12

ANS

Cerebellum, Plexuses and peripheral nerves

Group work and case studies on cerebellum and on peripheral nerves

Week 11 Monday, October 19

Sensory afferent pathways

ANS and Revision

Case studies on ANS

Week 12 Monday, October 26

Motor efferent pathways

Practical Spot Test

Sensory afferent pathways activities

Week 13 Monday, Nov 2

None

None

Activity and case study on motor pathways

Policies and Procedures

Macquarie University policies and procedures are accessible from Policy Central (https://staff.mq.edu.au/work/strategy-planning-and-governance/university-policies-and-procedures/policy-central). Students should be aware of the following policies in particular with regard to Learning and Teaching:

Students seeking more policy resources can visit the Student Policy Gateway (https://students.mq.edu.au/support/study/student-policy-gateway). It is your one-stop-shop for the key policies you need to know about throughout your undergraduate student journey.

If you would like to see all the policies relevant to Learning and Teaching visit Policy Central (https://staff.mq.edu.au/work/strategy-planning-and-governance/university-policies-and-procedures/policy-central).

Student Code of Conduct

Macquarie University students have a responsibility to be familiar with the Student Code of Conduct: https://students.mq.edu.au/admin/other-resources/student-conduct

Results

Results published on platform other than eStudent, (eg. iLearn, Coursera etc.) 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 or if you are a Global MBA student contact globalmba.support@mq.edu.au

Student Support

Macquarie University provides a range of support services for students. For details, visit http://students.mq.edu.au/support/

Learning Skills

Learning Skills (mq.edu.au/learningskills) provides academic writing resources and study strategies to help you improve your marks and take control of your study.

The Library provides online and face to face support to help you find and use relevant information resources. 

Student Enquiry Service

For all student enquiries, visit Student Connect at ask.mq.edu.au

If you are a Global MBA student contact globalmba.support@mq.edu.au

Equity Support

Students with a disability are encouraged to contact the Disability Service who can provide appropriate help with any issues that arise during their studies.

IT Help

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.

Changes since First Published

Date Description
14/07/2021 THe following has been added This unit involves some essential on-campus learning activities which will be delivered in accordance with a COVID Safe plan. You will be expected to attend relevant on-campus activities unless the Public Health Order and/or University advice changes.