Course level

Undergraduate

Faculty

Medicine

Schools

Biological Sciences School, Biomedical Sciences School

Units

2

Duration

One Semester

Class contact

3 Lecture hours

Prerequisite

BIOL2200

Recommended prerequisite

Assessment methods

Intra semester and End of Semester assessment, including examination(s).

Course coordinator

Professor Brian Key

Current course offerings

Course offerings Location Mode Course Profile
Semester 2, 2017 St Lucia Internal Course Profile

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Course description

This course addresses basic principles of brain development critical for understanding brain function in modern medicine. Fundamental mechanisms such as neural specification, neural stem cell biology, neurogenesis, gliogenesis, neural migration, axon growth and guidance, synaptogenesis, plasticity, and cell death, are discussed in relation to contemporary issues such as the zeki virus, autism, genetic diseases, cancer, plasticity and regeneration. This course is an essential part of any student's toolkit for understanding brain function in health and disease.

Archived offerings

Course offerings Location Mode Course Profile
Semester 2, 2018 St Lucia Internal Profile unavailable
Semester 2, 2016 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 2, 2015 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 2, 2014 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 2, 2013 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 2, 2012 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 2, 2011 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 2, 2010 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 1, 2009 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 1, 2008 St Lucia Internal Course Profile