ANAT SC 2110 - The Neuroscience of Human Behaviour and Cognition

North Terrace Campus - Semester 2 - 2021

The Neuroscience of Human Behaviour and Cognition will provide an introduction into the neurological mechanisms that produce human behaviour and how behaviour in turn modifies the structures and action of the brain. Students will explore constructs of behaviour from the social expression of behaviour to the dynamics of neural systems and circuits to the role of molecular cascades within individual neurons in driving behavioural processes. Behaviours covered within the course will range from basic drives such as hunger and sleep to complex concepts of cognitive function and consciousness. Lectures are supplemented with tutorials sessions. Tutorials include critical evaluations/round table discussions of research articles drawn from the primary literature, as well as interactive small group activities, designed to reinforce key course concepts and enhance student engagement. There will also be examination of the study of human brain prosections to identify the neuroanatomical regions that underlie key behaviours and cognitive functions within the tutorial. Students will also undertake a group research project in order to enhance their development of scientific research skills: forming collaborations, presenting research findings and responding to critical questions.

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    Course Details
    Course Code ANAT SC 2110
    Course The Neuroscience of Human Behaviour and Cognition
    Coordinating Unit Medical Sciences
    Term Semester 2
    Level Undergraduate
    Location/s North Terrace Campus
    Units 3
    Contact 4.5 hours per week
    Available for Study Abroad and Exchange Y
    Assumed Knowledge HLTH SC 1001; ANAT SC 2006
    Course Description The Neuroscience of Human Behaviour and Cognition will provide an introduction into the neurological mechanisms that produce human behaviour and how behaviour in turn modifies the structures and action of the brain. Students will explore constructs of behaviour from the social expression of behaviour to the dynamics of neural systems and circuits to the role of molecular cascades within individual neurons in driving behavioural processes. Behaviours covered within the course will range from basic drives such as hunger and sleep to complex concepts of cognitive function and consciousness. Lectures are supplemented with tutorials sessions. Tutorials include critical evaluations/round table discussions of research articles drawn from the primary literature, as well as interactive small group activities, designed to reinforce key course concepts and enhance student engagement. There will also be examination of the study of human brain prosections to identify the neuroanatomical regions that underlie key behaviours and cognitive functions within the tutorial. Students will also undertake a group research project in order to enhance their development of scientific research skills: forming collaborations, presenting research findings and responding to critical questions.
    Course Staff

    Course Coordinator: Dr Frances Corrigan

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    M10 (Coursework Mark Scheme)
    Grade Mark Description
    FNS   Fail No Submission
    F 1-49 Fail
    P 50-64 Pass
    C 65-74 Credit
    D 75-84 Distinction
    HD 85-100 High Distinction
    CN   Continuing
    NFE   No Formal Examination
    RP   Result Pending

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