ANAT20040 Neurosciences

Academic Year 2023/2024

This course is designed to provide good general knowledge of the gross and microscopic structure, physiology and biochemistry of the central nervous system. How the brain and spinal cord co-ordinate the organism's interactions with the external environment is explained and control of the internal processes in the body is examined with emphasis on control of movement, processing of sensory information, and influence over other organ systems in response to needs of the organism. Emphasis will also be given to regions of the nervous system known to have a role in neurologic and psychiatric illness. This module forms part of the core curriculum for the MB BCh BAO degree in medicine.

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

1. Recognise, describe and compare structures in the brain and spinal cord;
2. Demonstrate an understanding of fundamental arrangement of the central nervous system;
3. Discuss aspects of function of the brain and spinal cord.

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours
Autonomous Student Learning

73

Lectures

28

Tutorial

5

Practical

10

Computer Aided Lab

4

Total

120

Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
Lectures; anatomy practicals; case-based learning. 
Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations

Not applicable to this module.


Module Requisites and Incompatibles
Incompatibles:
ANSC30150 - Animal Physiology II, ANSC30170 - Animal Physiology I, PHYS20020 - Neurophysiology

Equivalents:
Neurosciences (MDSA20040)


 
Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade In Module Component Repeat Offered
Examination: Exit exam - Essay paper
(Will be taken in same 2-hour sitting as MCQ paper)
2 hour End of Trimester Exam No Graded No

35

No
Continuous Assessment: Assignment Varies over the Trimester n/a Graded No

30

No
Examination: Exit exam - MCQ paper
(Will be taken in same 2-hour sitting as essay paper)
2 hour End of Trimester Exam No Alternative linear conversion grade scale 40% No

35

No

Carry forward of passed components
No
 
Resit In Terminal Exam
Spring Yes - 2 Hour
Please see Student Jargon Buster for more information about remediation types and timing. 
Feedback Strategy/Strategies

• Group/class feedback, post-assessment

How will my Feedback be Delivered?

Not yet recorded.

Name Role
Professor James Jones Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
Dr Mark Pickering Lecturer / Co-Lecturer