Courses & Units

Neurospeak understanding the nervous system CAD004

This unit is being phased out, no new enrolments are being taken.


This foundation unit is fully online


This foundation unit aims to build student capacity in information literacy using the brain as an example of a biological system. Students will learn how to access and interpret different forms of scientific literature, develop a scientific vocabulary that will form the springboard for further studies in their degree path; and be introduced to the fundamental principles of neuroscience. Neuroscience is the study of how the nervous system works, how the cells of the system are organised and how they develop and change.


Unit name Neurospeak understanding the nervous system
Unit code CAD004
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School Faculty of Health
Wicking Centre
Discipline Wicking Dementia Research & Education Centre

Dr Alice Rota-Bartelink

Teaching staff

Dr Alice Rota-Bartelink

Level Foundation
Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No


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Band Field of Education
3 060199

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Teaching Pattern

Internet-dependent activities


Quizzes (10%), Short Answer Questions and Scientific Glossary (800 words, 35%),Oral Presentation (30%), Poster (25%)

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