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. 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 systems.

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


Final exam. Mid-semester exam, Major essay/report, attendance and particpation in assessment of Advanced student presentations (100%).


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

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Unit of study rules


(BMED2401 and BMED2402 and 6 additional credit points of BMED240X) OR (18 credit points of ANAT2XXX and/or BCHM2XXX and/or BIOL2XXX and/or CHEM2XXX and/or COMP2XXX and/or INFO2XXX and/or MATH2XXX and/or MICR2XXX and/or MBLG2XXX and/or PHSI2XXX and/or PSYC2XXX and/or STAT2XXX).

Assumed knowledge

NEUR3X01/3X05 and NEUR3X02/3X06 or equivalent. Students who have not successfully completed an introductory neuroscience course are advised to familarise themselves with the content in Bear, Connors and Paradiso ┬┐Exploring the Brain┬┐.



Additional Information

Enrolment in (NEUR3004 or NEUR3904) is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. Units of study are designed to be taken in conjunction with each other.

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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.