• Offered by John Curtin School of Medical Research
  • ANU College ANU Joint Colleges of Science
  • Classification Advanced
  • Course subject Neuroscience
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr Ehsan Kheradpezhouh
    • Dr Saba Gharaei
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in First Semester 2021
    Second Semester 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 will provide an advanced level of understanding of current concepts in cellular, molecular and systems neuroscience. The course involves online lectures, journal club presentations and discussions. Students will be expected to engage in significant self-directed learning and background research of original neuroscience literature, and become familiar with the broad range of techniques used in neuroscience.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

  1. Content-specific and process-specific goals will be achieved by a combination of online lectures, journal-clubs, discussions and a significant component of self-directed learning and research.
  2. On satisfying the requirements for this course, students will demonstrate an advanced conceptual understanding of the current knowledge and techniques of cellular, molecular and systems neuroscience. They will have developed enhanced scientific processing and research skills in experimental design, interpretation and critical analysis of primary neuroscience literature, as well as information literacy, oral and written communication.

Indicative Assessment

  1. Assessment will be based on: (null) [LO null]
  2. Online quizzes 10% (10) [LO null]
  3. Critiques of published articles 30% (30) [LO null]
  4. Literature review 30% (30) [LO null]
  5. Short review article 20% (20) [LO null]
  6. Journal Club presentation 10% (10) [LO null]

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Workload

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

Inherent Requirements

Not applicable

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.

Preliminary Reading

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.  

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 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
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2021 $4920
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2021 $6540
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.

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
3458 22 Feb 2021 01 Mar 2021 31 Mar 2021 28 May 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
6467 26 Jul 2021 02 Aug 2021 14 Sep 2021 29 Oct 2021 In Person View

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