Integrative Neuroscience (NEUR3004)


This second semester unit is designed to introduce students to "cutting edge" issues in the neurosciences and to be taken in conjunction with NEUR3003. This course is a combination of small group lectures on current issues in neuroscience, seminar groups and a research-based library project. Suitably qualified students may have the option of replacing the library project with a laboratory project. Seminars will be held on topics including imaging pain, emotions, cortical development & plasticity, colour vision, stroke and hypertension, long-term regulation of blood pressure, auditory hallucinations and the "cocktail party effect".

Further unit of study information


One 1-hour lecture, one 2-hour tutorial plus 1-2 hours small meeting/laboratory session per week.


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


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

Faculty/department permission required?


Unit of study rules

Prerequisites and assumed knowledge

For BMedSc: 18 credit points of BMED including BMED2401 or (BMED2801 and BMED2802). 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.

NEUR3003 or NEUR3903


NEUR3904 or PHSI3002 or PHSI3902

Study this unit outside a degree

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.