• 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
    • AsPr Christian Stricker
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Co-taught Course NEUR3101
  • Offered in First Semester 2017
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The course provides state-of-the-art knowledge on the cellular mechanisms used by the brain for communication with itself and our bodies. This course describes how neurons in the brain communicate with other neurons and with our bodies. This involves the role of different classes of ion channels in electrical and chemical transmission, the integration of signals in single neurons and across networks, as well as how changes in transmission between neurons may underlie learning and memory. There will be examples of how this basic knowledge leads to insights into disease states such as epilepsy, stroke and Alzheimers Disease, as well how neurotoxins work, and brain-based machines.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of the course students would be expected to be able to

  • Demonstrate knowledge about the neuroscience systems discussed in the course; (LO1)
  • Demonstrate proficiency in the practical skills that they are exposed to during the course; (LO2)
  • Interpret, synthesise and critically analyse published literature, at a graduate level, on neuroscience; (LO3)
  • Obtain and analyse information and data relating to cellular neuroscience. (LO4)

Indicative Assessment

Postgraduate assessment:

  • laboratory/tutorial reports 45%,  LO1, 2, 4
  • final exam 35%,  LO1
  • Critique 20%. LO1, 2,3

 

 

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Workload

Three lectures per week, up to five 3-hour laboratory classes, tutorials and visits to research laboratories on campus

Requisite and Incompatibility

Incompatible with NEUR3101

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

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
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2017 $4092
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2017 $5454
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
2986 20 Feb 2017 27 Feb 2017 31 Mar 2017 26 May 2017 In Person

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