- Code NEUR3112
- 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
This course has been adjusted for remote participation in Sem 2 2021 due to COVID-19 restrictions. On-campus activities will also be available.
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:
- Demonstrate detailed knowledge of systems neuroscience and discuss recent advances in the field.
- Explain some of the current neuroscience technologies and show how these can be used to study systems neuroscience.
- 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.
- Discuss mechanisms involved in specific neurological diseases.
- Evaluate the published literature to formulate views on recent findings in the field of systems neuroscience.
- Acquire, evaluate and interpret experimental data relating to systems neuroscience.
- Laboratory reports / written assignments (50) [LO 5,6]
- Final exam (50) [LO 1,2,3,4]
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The expected workload will consist of approximately 130 hours throughout the semester including:
- Face-to face component which may consist of 3 x 1-hour lectures per week (total 36 hours). 4 hours of practical sessions per week, 4 times throughout the semester.
- Approximately 78 hours of self-study which will include preparation for lectures, presentations and other assessment tasks.
Students are expected to actively participate and contribute towards discussions.
To be determined
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