Integrative Neuroscience (NEUR3004)

UNIT OF STUDY

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".

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Further unit of study information

Classes

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

Assessment

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

Textbooks

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

Faculty/department permission required?

No

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

Assumed knowledge: Students should be familiar with the material in Bear, Connors & Paradiso Neuroscience: Exploring the Brain.

Prohibitions

PHSI3002, PHSI3902, NEUR3904

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