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Neurospeak understanding the nervous system CAD004


This foundation unit is fully online


This foundation unit builds student capacity in information literacy using the brain as an example of a biological system. Students 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 learn 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 in the presence of common pathological conditions, including dementia.


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

Jenna Ziebell

Teaching staff

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


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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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