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 and 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


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


(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).


PHSI3002 or PHSI3902 or 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.