HUB3007S - Human Neurosciences

36 credits at NQF level 7

Entry Requirements:

HUB3006F (or approved equivalent). Exceptions are at the discretion of the convener.

Course Outline:

This course offers theoretical and practical instructions on advanced concepts in neuroscience, such as embryological development and repair of the nervous system, histological and gross anatomical appearances of the brain, electrophysiology, principles of electrical and morphological brain imaging, neuronal signalling, signal transduction in sensory, motor and autonomic nervous systems, vision and pain perception, eating disorders, mechanisms of learning and the development of memory. At the end of the course, students should be able to apply knowledge gained and practical skills acquired to solve problems in neurophysiology; read and critically evaluate neuroscience literature; apply knowledge of human physiology in medical fields in the general market place; use acquired skills in assisting with undergraduate practical demonstrations; and teach the basics of human physiology.