- Code NEUR6102
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by John Curtin School of Medical Research
- ANU College ANU Joint Colleges of Science
- Course subject Neuroscience
- Areas of interest Psychology, Physiology, Neuroscience, Biology
Some activities that form part of this course can be taken remotely or on-campus in Sem 2 2020. Check timetable for details. Group limits may apply.
In this course you will learn about the main neuronal systems involved in how animals interact with the environment. The course will cover the principal sensory and motor systems, focusing in particular on bridging the gap between molecular/cellular neuroscience and higher-level perception and behaviour. Topics to be covered include: anatomy, physiology and functions of the major senses, motor systems and the biological basis of behaviour. The course will also discuss the relevance of these neuronal systems to human diseases.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:On satisfying the requirements of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
1. Demonstrate detailed and advanced knowledge of concepts in systems neuroscience and discuss recent advances in the field.
2. Explain some of the current neuroscience technologies and show how these can be used to study systems neuroscience.
3. Incorporate principles derived from different neuroscience systems to analyse how the individual components of the nervous system work together to communicate information in the brain.
4. Discuss mechanisms involved in specific neurological diseases.
5. Locate and critically evaluate the published literature, at a graduate level, to formulate views in writing on recent findings in the field of systems neuroscience.
6. Acquire, evaluate and interpret experimental data relating to systems neuroscience.
Indicative AssessmentAssessment will be based on:
- Laboratory reports / written assignments (35%) LO1, 5, 6
- Essay (15%) LO1, 2, 3, 5
- Final exam (50%) LO1, 2, 3, 4
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WorkloadTwo to three lectures per week and up to four hours of laboratory sessions per week.
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