BMS255 Neuroscience for Health Practice (8)

This subject provides students with an understanding of fundamental neuroanatomy and neurophysiology. Students will develop an understanding of the sensory, motor and autonomic nervous systems, as well as the vascularisation of the central nervous system. Higher cortical function and dysfunction are also covered. Students will apply their fundamental understanding of neuroscience to investigate the major functional categories of neurological disease, examples of common neurological disorders, and the major classes of pharmaceuticals used to modulate nervous system activity. A fundamental understanding of basic chemistry, cell physiology, and muscle physiology is assumed knowledge. In particular, students will need to be familiar with electrolytes and their movement across cell membranes to generate action potentials.
 

Subject availability
Session 2 (60)
On Campus
Albury-Wodonga Campus
Orange Campus
Port Macquarie
Online
Albury-Wodonga Campus
Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details. Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.
Subject Information
Grading System
HD/FL
Duration
One session
School
School of Community Health
Assumed Knowledge

A fundamental understanding of basic chemistry, cell physiology, and muscle physiology is assumed knowledge. In particular, students will need to be familiar with electrolytes and their movement across cell membranes to generate action potentials.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to describe the parts and the function of the peripheral and central nervous systems
  • be able to apply knowledge of the peripheral and central nervous systems to interpret clinical findings
  • be able to determine appropriate diagnostic tests to identify neurological function / dysfunction
  • be able to explain the pharmacological basis of the treatment of neurological and psychiatric disease in relation to neurological structure and function
Syllabus
The subject will cover the following topics:
  • Cranial and peripheral nerves
  • Sensation
  • Pain and analgesia 
  • Motor control
  • Special senses: balance and hearing
  • Neurophysiology and its basis for dysfunction
  • Common neurological disorders
  • Pharmacology to treat disorders of the nervous system
Contact
Current Students

For any enquiries about subject selection or course structure you will need to contact your Course Director. You can find the name and contact details for your Course Director in your offer letter or contact your School office.

Prospective Students

For further information about Charles Sturt University, or this course offering, please contact info.csu on 1800 334 733 (free call within Australia) or enquire online.

The information contained in the 2017 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: June 2018. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.

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