• Offered by John Curtin School of Medical Research
  • ANU College ANU Joint Colleges of Science
  • Classification Advanced
    Specialist
  • Course subject Neuroscience
  • Academic career Postgraduate
  • Course convener
    • Dr William Connelly
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in First Semester 2018
    Second Semester 2018
    See Future Offerings
This course will provide an advanced level of understanding of current concepts in cellular, molecular and systems neuroscience. The course involves online lectures, journal club presentations and discussions. Students will be expected to engage in significant self-directed learning and background research of original neuroscience literature, and become familiar with the broad range of techniques used in neuroscience.

Learning Outcomes

Content-specific and process-specific goals will be achieved by a combination of online lectures, journal-clubs, discussions and a significant component of self-directed learning and research.

On satisfying the requirements for this course, students will demonstrate an advanced conceptual understanding of the current knowledge and techniques of cellular, molecular and systems neuroscience. They will have developed enhanced scientific processing and research skills in experimental design, interpretation and critical analysis of primary neuroscience literature, as well as information literacy, oral and written communication. 

Indicative Assessment

Assessment will be based on:

  • Online  quizzes 10%
  • Critiques of published articles 30%
  • Literature review 30%
  • Short review article 20%
  • Journal Club presentation 10%

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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

Nature Neuroscience, 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 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
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings and Dates

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery
2989 19 Feb 2018 26 Feb 2018 31 Mar 2018 25 May 2018 In Person

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery
7942 23 Jul 2018 30 Jul 2018 31 Aug 2018 26 Oct 2018 In Person

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