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AN 4002
BRAIN FUNCTION AND MALFUNCTION
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Dr B Platt

Pre-requisite(s): BM 3006

Note(s): The practical work required in this course may pose difficulties to students with disabilities. For such students, alternate arrangements will be made. Any student wishing to discuss this further should contact the School Disability Co-ordinator.

There is currently much interest in the organisation and function of the mammalian brain. The way in which neuronal pathways interact to produce given behaviours, emotions and desires, and capabilities such as sensation and awareness represents one of the hallmarks of todayís research. Topics such as these are introduced in lectures on neuroanatomy and expanded upon by seminar presentations. An additional focus is malfunctions of the central nervous systems (CNS), such as Alzheimerís disease or stroke.

6 weeks course, Thread I

1 two-hour introduction, 6 two-hour lectures, 3 three-hour seminars and 3 three-hour practicals.

1st Attempt: 1 two-hour written examination (80%) and seminar presentation (20%).