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. Seminars will be held on topics including imaging pain, emotions, cortical development and plasticity, colour vision, stroke and hypertension, and long-term regulation of blood pressure.

Our courses that offer this unit of study

Further unit of study information

Classes

One to three 1-hour lectures, one 2-hour tutorial.

Assessment

Mid-semester exam, Final exam, 3 short in-semester assessments/reports, Tutorial participation, attendance and at participation in assessment of Advanced student presentations (100%).

Textbooks

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

Faculty/department permission required?

No

Unit of study rules

Prerequisites

(BMED2401 and 12 additional credit points of BMED240X) OR (18 credit points of ANAT2XXX and/or HSTO2XXX and/or BCHEM2XXX 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┬┐.

Prohibitions

NEUR3904

Additional Information

Enrolment in (NEUR3003 or NEUR3903) is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. Units of study are designed to be taken in conjunction with each other.

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.