Cellular and Developmental Neuroscience (NEUR3003)


This second semester unit is designed to introduce students to "cutting edge" issues in the neurosciences. This course is a combination of small lectures on current issues in cellular and developmental neuroscience and a research-based library project. Suitably qualified students may have the option of replacing the library project with a laboratory project. Issues covered in the lecture series will include the role of glial on cerebral blood flow and neural transmission, neurochemistry and psychiatric disorders and the development of central and peripheral nervous system.

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Three 1-hour lectures plus one 1-hour tutorial or one 2-hour practical per week.


One 1-hour exam. Mid-semester exam, Major essay/report (100%).


Kandell, Schwartz and Jessell. Principles of Neural Science. 4th edition. Elsevier. 2000.

Faculty/department permission required?


Unit of study rules

Prerequisites and assumed knowledge

For BMedSc: 18 credit points of BMED including (BMED2401 and BMED2402) or (BMED2801 and BMED2802 and BMED2806). For others: 18 credit points of Intermediate Science units of study from Anatomy & Histology, Biochemistry, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Mathematics, Microbiology, Molecular Biology and Genetics, Physiology, Psychology or Statistics.

NEUR3004 or NEUR3904


NEUR3903 or PHSI3002 or PHSI3902

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Non-award/non-degree study

If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.

Cross-institutional study

If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.