• Code NEUR8700
  • Unit Value 6 to 12 units
  • Offered by John Curtin School of Medical Research
  • ANU College ANU Joint Colleges of Science
  • Classification Research
  • Course subject Neuroscience
  • Academic career Postgraduate
  • Course convener
    • Dr Brian Billups
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in Summer Session 2018
    First Semester 2018
    Autumn Session 2018
    Winter Session 2018
    Second Semester 2018
    Spring Session 2018
    See Future Offerings

Students will be expected to research the scientific literature relevant to a given topic and construct a research proposal which addresses the background, aims, hypotheses and detailed experimental approach to extend the known information. Each student will have a neuroscience academic advisor relevant to their research proposal with whom they will meet regularly. The course will involve self-directed learning and independent research of the literature.

 

Learning Outcomes

On satisfying the requirements for this course, students will demonstrate theoretical knowledge of common methodologies used in neuroscience; skills which enable them to interpret, synthesize and critically analyse the published literature; and the ability to apply the knowledge to new problems.

Indicative Assessment

A written assignment and oral presentation

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Workload

Variable contact hours with academic mentor as required. Expected work-load is a minimum of 10 hrs/week.

Requisite and Incompatibility

You will need to contact the John Curtin School of Medical Research to request a permission code to enrol in this course.

Indicative Reading List

Journal of Neuroscience Methods, Journal of Neuroscience, Journal of Neurophysiology

Assumed Knowledge

NEUR6102, NEUR6101

Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
Band 3
Unit value:
6 to 12 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
7.00 0.14583
8.00 0.16667
9.00 0.18750
10.00 0.20833
11.00 0.22917
12.00 0.25000
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings and Dates

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only

Summer Session

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery
1447 01 Jan 2018 19 Jan 2018 19 Jan 2018 31 Mar 2018 In Person
1639 01 Jan 2018 19 Jan 2018 19 Jan 2018 31 Mar 2018 In Person

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery
2988 19 Feb 2018 26 Feb 2018 31 Mar 2018 25 May 2018 In Person
3996 19 Feb 2018 26 Feb 2018 31 Mar 2018 25 May 2018 In Person

Autumn Session

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery
5409 01 Apr 2018 20 Apr 2018 20 Apr 2018 30 Jun 2018 In Person
5595 01 Apr 2018 20 Apr 2018 20 Apr 2018 30 Jun 2018 In Person

Winter Session

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery
6473 01 Jul 2018 20 Jul 2018 20 Jul 2018 30 Sep 2018 In Person
6641 01 Jul 2018 20 Jul 2018 20 Jul 2018 30 Sep 2018 In Person

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery
7871 23 Jul 2018 30 Jul 2018 31 Aug 2018 26 Oct 2018 In Person
9031 23 Jul 2018 30 Jul 2018 31 Aug 2018 26 Oct 2018 In Person

Spring Session

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery
9411 01 Oct 2018 19 Oct 2018 19 Oct 2018 31 Dec 2018 In Person
9562 01 Oct 2018 19 Oct 2018 19 Oct 2018 31 Dec 2018 In Person

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