|Unit convenor and teaching staff||
Unit convenor and teaching staff
40cp at 1000 level or above including HLTH108 or ANAT1001
This unit will provide you with an introductory understanding of the nervous system. This unit integrates both anatomy and physiology allowing you to learn about how the nervous system is organised and communicates information with a particular focus on the production of movement, processing of sensory information, regulation of homeostatic function and the basics of learning and memory. You will also be introduced to drug classes that positively and negatively affect the functioning of the nervous system and the clinical consequences that arise from pathological changes to the nervous system. Key learning activities will include lectures, tutorial and practical sessions.
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On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
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Further details for each assessment task will be available on iLearn.
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Students will be awarded a final grade 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.
To pass this unit, students must demonstrate sufficient evidence of achievement of the learning outcomes, meet any ungraded requirements including professionalism, and achieve an SNG of 50 or better.
|In-Class Quiz||30%||No||Weeks 2-13|
|Anatomy Test||20%||No||Week 12|
|Final Exam||50%||No||University Exam Period|
Short in-class quiz held during each tutorial class and conducted under exam conditions that assess specified lecture and/or practicals, building on learning that has taken place during each tutorial. Top six test results count towards final mark.
In-class spot test assessing material covered in and related to anatomy practical sessions.
On-campus formal exam assessing content delivered across the session taken during the University examination period.
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2 Indicative time-on-task is an estimate of the time required for completion of the assessment task and is subject to individual variation
In MEDI2300, you will engage in a range of online and/or face-to-face learning activities, including lectures, tutorials and practicals. Details can be found on the MEDI2300 iLearn site.
|Week||Lecture Topic||Scheduled Learning Activity||Assessment Task|
|2||Organisation of the Nervous System||Online Lecture, Tutorial||In-class Quiz|
|3||Cells of the Nervous System||Online Lecture, Tutorial||In-class Quiz|
|4||Membrane Potential||Online Lecture, Tutorial Practical||In-class Quiz|
|5||Action Potential||Online Lecture, Tutorial||In-class Quiz|
|6||Neurotransmission||Online Lecture, Tutorial||In-class Quiz|
|7||Development of the Nervous System||Online Lecture, Tutorial, Practical||In-class Quiz|
|8||Special Senses I||Online Lecture, Tutorial||In-class Quiz|
|9||Special Senses II||Online Lecture, Tutorial||In-class Quiz|
|10||Somatosensation||Online Lecture, Tutorial||In-class Quiz|
|11||Movement||Online Lecture, Tutorial, Practical||In-class Quiz|
|12||Homeostasis||Online Lecture, Tutorial||In-class Quiz, Practical Test|
|13||Learning and Memory||Online Lecture, Tutorial||In-class Quiz|
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Unit information based on version 2021.05 of the Handbook