HSCI-305 Health Topics in Neuroscience
Spring for 2017-2018
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This course will explore topics in neuroscience as they relate to health. The course will address, as each pertains to structure, function, and dysfunction: cellular neuroscience, development, the motor system, sensation, learning & memory, speech & language, and motivation. Emphasis will be placed on current health impacts of neuropathology via critical analysis and discussion of topical scientific literature.

Objectives:

1) Describe the structure and function of major neural networks
2) Explain how disorder in the system results in overall pathology
3) Critically evaluate current scientific literature as it pertains to neuroscience
4) Translate and communicate primary scientific research for an audience of peers
Credits: 3
Prerequisites: HSCI 101 and HSCI 102, or BIOL 103 and BIOL 104, or approval of the instructor
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