• 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 2022
    First Semester 2022
    Autumn Session 2022
    Winter Session 2022
    Second Semester 2022
    Spring Session 2022
    See Future Offerings

Delivery of this course will vary from student to student. Contact your course convener or supervisor to see if there is an on campus activity.

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:

  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

  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

The expected workload will consist of approximately 130 hours per 6 units of enrolment throughout the semester including:

  • The project is expected to involve 80 hours of lab or project work per 6 units or enrolment throughout the semester.
  • Approximately 50 hours of individual work per 6 units, which will include preparation individual work, including preparation of report, presentations and other assessment tasks

Students are expected to actively participate and contribute towards discussions.

Inherent Requirements

To be determined

Requisite and Incompatibility

Incompatible with MEDN8701 and NEUR8001

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

Prescribed Texts

Nil

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
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
1284 01 Jan 2022 21 Jan 2022 21 Jan 2022 31 Mar 2022 In Person N/A
1285 01 Jan 2022 21 Jan 2022 21 Jan 2022 31 Mar 2022 In Person N/A

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
3240 21 Feb 2022 28 Feb 2022 31 Mar 2022 27 May 2022 In Person N/A
3241 21 Feb 2022 28 Feb 2022 31 Mar 2022 27 May 2022 In Person N/A

Autumn Session

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
3265 01 Apr 2022 22 Apr 2022 22 Apr 2022 30 Jun 2022 In Person N/A
3266 01 Apr 2022 22 Apr 2022 22 Apr 2022 30 Jun 2022 In Person N/A

Winter Session

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
4281 01 Jul 2022 22 Jul 2022 22 Jul 2022 30 Sep 2022 In Person N/A
4282 01 Jul 2022 22 Jul 2022 22 Jul 2022 30 Sep 2022 In Person N/A

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
6227 25 Jul 2022 01 Aug 2022 31 Aug 2022 28 Oct 2022 In Person N/A
6228 25 Jul 2022 01 Aug 2022 31 Aug 2022 28 Oct 2022 In Person N/A

Spring Session

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
6243 01 Oct 2022 21 Oct 2022 21 Oct 2022 31 Dec 2022 In Person N/A
6244 01 Oct 2022 21 Oct 2022 21 Oct 2022 31 Dec 2022 In Person N/A

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