• Code NEUR8704
  • 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 define an essay topic in discussion with the course-coordinator and an academic mentor. The course involves researching the scientific literature relevant to the topic and writing a detailed review.

Learning Outcomes

On satisfying the requirements for this course, students will demonstrate an advanced understanding and critical analysis of a specific field of neuroscience including the current state of research in the field, a theoretical understanding of the underlying techniques; and a conceptual understanding of potential avenues to advance the knowledge in the field. 

Students will have gained skills which enable them to interpret, synthesize and critically analyse the published literature; have enhanced scientific processing and research skills in experimental design, as well as information literacy, oral and written communication skills, and will have the ability to apply the knowledge to new problems.

Indicative Assessment

A written essay and oral presentation of the information

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Workload

Expected work-load is a minimum of 10 hrs/week, including 1-2 contact hours/week with academic mentor as required.

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 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
1448 01 Jan 2018 19 Jan 2018 19 Jan 2018 31 Mar 2018 In Person
1641 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
2990 19 Feb 2018 26 Feb 2018 31 Mar 2018 25 May 2018 In Person
3997 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
5410 01 Apr 2018 20 Apr 2018 20 Apr 2018 30 Jun 2018 In Person
5596 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
6474 01 Jul 2018 20 Jul 2018 20 Jul 2018 30 Sep 2018 In Person
6642 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
7872 23 Jul 2018 30 Jul 2018 31 Aug 2018 26 Oct 2018 In Person
9032 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
9412 01 Oct 2018 19 Oct 2018 19 Oct 2018 31 Dec 2018 In Person
9563 01 Oct 2018 19 Oct 2018 19 Oct 2018 31 Dec 2018 In Person

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