• Code NEUR8010
  • Unit Value 6 to 12 units
  • Offered by John Curtin School of Medical Research
  • ANU College ANU Joint Colleges of Science
  • Course subject Neuroscience
  • Areas of interest Neuroscience
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Course convener
    • AsPr Brian Billups
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in Summer Session 2021
    First Semester 2021
    Autumn Session 2021
    Winter Session 2021
    Second Semester 2021
    Spring Session 2021
    See Future Offerings

This course has been adjusted for remote participation in Sem 2 2021 due to COVID-19 restrictions. On-campus activities will also be available.

This course allows guided research on a neuroscience topic for individuals who wish to gain research skills and experience not covered in other courses taught in the School. 

The research project is guided by a an academic supervisor at ANU or in collaboration with an affiliated institute.  Students identify a supervisor after discussion with the course convener.

This is a capstone course, usually completed in the final semester of a coursework masters program

Learning Outcomes

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. Plan and engage in an independent and sustained investigation of a chosen research topic supervised by an academic staff.
  2. Systematically identify relevant theory and concepts in the chosen field, relate these to appropriate methodologies and evidence, and draw appropriate conclusions.
  3. Carry out a specific set of experiments in neuroscience to address a particular research question, at a standard consistent with current published research in the field.
  4. Accurately document and analyse laboratory work and research findings
  5. Present research findings, both orally and written to a high standard

Indicative Assessment

Assessment will be based on:
  1. A written report of the research project (75%; LO 1, 2, 3 & 5)
  2. A research lab book (15%; LO 3 & 4)
  3. A research seminar (10%; LO 2 & 5)

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Workload

This can be taken as a variable unit depending on the conceptual difficulty and research orientation as arranged between the student, convener and supervisor before enrolling. Each 6 units will require approximately 130 hours of study.

Requisite and Incompatibility

Incompatible with NEUR8001

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

Assumed Knowledge

Assumed knowledge NEUR6101, NEUR6102

Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

Commonwealth Support (CSP) Students
If you 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). More information about your student contribution amount for each course at Fees

Student Contribution Band:
2
Unit value:
6 to 12 units

If you are a domestic graduate coursework student with a Domestic Tuition Fee (DTF) place or international student you will be required to pay course tuition fees (see below). Course tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found 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
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2021 $820 per unit
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2021 $1090 per unit
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only.
Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

Summer Session

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
1308 01 Jan 2021 22 Jan 2021 22 Jan 2021 31 Mar 2021 In Person View
1309 01 Jan 2021 22 Jan 2021 22 Jan 2021 31 Mar 2021 In Person View

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
3454 22 Feb 2021 01 Mar 2021 31 Mar 2021 28 May 2021 In Person View
3455 22 Feb 2021 01 Mar 2021 31 Mar 2021 28 May 2021 In Person View

Autumn Session

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
3293 01 Apr 2021 23 Apr 2021 23 Apr 2021 30 Jun 2021 In Person View
3294 01 Apr 2021 23 Apr 2021 23 Apr 2021 30 Jun 2021 In Person View

Winter Session

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
4324 01 Jul 2021 23 Jul 2021 23 Jul 2021 30 Sep 2021 In Person View
4325 01 Jul 2021 23 Jul 2021 23 Jul 2021 30 Sep 2021 In Person View

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
6463 26 Jul 2021 02 Aug 2021 14 Sep 2021 29 Oct 2021 In Person View
6464 26 Jul 2021 02 Aug 2021 14 Sep 2021 29 Oct 2021 In Person View

Spring Session

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
6266 01 Oct 2021 22 Oct 2021 22 Oct 2021 31 Dec 2021 In Person View
6267 01 Oct 2021 22 Oct 2021 22 Oct 2021 31 Dec 2021 In Person View

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