Table 1: Neuroscience

Table 1 lists units of study available to students in the Bachelor of Science and combined degrees. The units are available to students enrolled in other degrees in accordance with their degree resolutions.

Unit of study Credit points A: Assumed knowledge P: Prerequisites C: Corequisites N: Prohibition Session

Neuroscience

For a major in Neuroscience, students are required to complete at least 24 credit points of senior units of study from PCOL3022/3922, NEUR3005/3905, NEUR3006/3906, NEUR3003/3903, NEUR3004/3904, PSYC3011, PSYC3012, PSYC3013, PSYC3014/3914.
At least two subject areas must be chosen from the three subject areas NEUR, PSYC and PCOL.
Intermediate units of study
The following intermediate units are recommended:
ANAT2010/2910, PHSI2005/2905, PCOL2011, PCOL2012, PHSI2006/2906, PSYC2011/2911, PSYC2013, PSYC2012
ANAT2010
Concepts of Neuroanatomy
6    P (BIOL1003 or BIOL1903 or BIOL1993) and (ANAT2008 or BIOL1002 or BIOL1902 or BIOL1992 or MBLG1001 or MBLG1901 or MBLG1991 or PSYC1001 or PSYC1002)
N ANAT2910 or BMED2401 or BMED2402 or BMED2403 or BMED2404 or BMED2405 or BMED2406 or BMED2801 or BMED2802 or BMED2803 or BMED2804 or BMED2805 or BMED2806 or BMED2807 or BMED2808
Semester 2
ANAT2910
Concepts in Neuroanatomy Adv
6    P [(BIOL1003 or BIOL1903 or BIOL1993) AND (ANAT2008 or BIOL1002 or BIOL1902 or BIOL1992 or MBLG1001 or MBLG1901 or MBLG1991 or PSYC1001 or PSYC1002)] AND [a mark of 65 or above in one of (BIOL1003 or BIOL1903 or BIOL1993 or ANAT2008 or BIOL1002 or BIOL1902 or BIOL1992 or MBLG1001 or MBLG1901 or MBLG1991 or PSYC1001 or PSYC1002)]
N ANAT2010, BMED2401, BMED2402, BMED2403, BMED2404, BMED2405, BMED2406, BMED2801, BMED2802, BMED2803, BMED2804, BMED2805, BMED2806, BMED2807, BMED2808

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 2
MBLG2071
Molecular Biology and Genomics
6    P (MBLG1001 or MBLG1901 or MBLG1991) and 12 credit points of CHEM1XXX
N BCHM2001 or MBLG2111 or MBLG2871 or BCHM2901 or AGCH2001 or MBLG2901 or BCHM2101 or MBLG2101 or MBLG2971 or MBLG2771 or MBLG2001


Recommended concurrent units of study: (BCHM2071 or BCHM2971) and (BCHM2072 or BCHM2972) for progression to Senior Biochemistry.
Semester 1
MBLG2971
Molecular Biology and Genomics (Adv)
6    P 12 credit points of CHEM1XXX and a mark of 75 in (MBLG1001 or MBLG1901 or MBLG1991)
N MBLG2901 or MBLG2001 or BCHM2001 or AGCH2001 or MBLG2101 or MBLG2871 or MBLG2111 or MBLG2771 or BCHM2101 or MBLG2071 or BCHM2901
Semester 1
MBLG2072
Genetics and Genomics
6    P 6 credit points of BIOL1XXX and (MBLG1001 or MBLG1901 or MBLG1991) and 6 credit points of CHEM1XXX
N MBLG2002 or MBLG2972 or MBLG2102 or MBLG2902


For students planning a Molecular Biology and Genetics major, 12 credit points of CHEM1XXX is required.
Semester 2
MBLG2972
Genetics and Genomics (Advanced)
6    P [An average mark of 75 in (6 credit points of BIOL1XXX) and (MBLG1001 or MBLG1901 or MBLG1991)] and (6 credit points of CHEM1XXX).
N MBLG2002 or MBLG2072 or MBLG2102 or MBLG2902


For students planning a Molecular Biology and Genetics major, 12 credit points of CHEM1XXX is required.
Semester 2
PCOL2011
Pharmacology Fundamentals
6    P (6 credit points of CHEM1XXX) and (6 credit points of BIOL1XXX or MBLG1001 or MBLG1901 or MBLG1991)
N PCOL2555 orBMED2401 or BMED2402 or BMED2403 or BMED2404 or BMED2405 or BMED2406 or BMED2801 or BMED2802 or BMED2803 or BMED2804 or BMED2805 or BMED2806 or BMED2807 or BMED2808
Semester 1
PCOL2012
Pharmacology: Drugs and People
6    A PCOL2011
P (6 credit points of CHEM1XXX) and (6 credit points of BIOL1XXX or MBLG1001 or MBLG1901 or MBLG1991).
N PCOL2555
Semester 2
PHSI2005
Integrated Physiology A
6    P (MATH1005 or MATH1905 or MATH1015 or ATHK1001) and (6 credit points of CHEM1XXX) and 12 credit points from (BIOL1XXX or MBLG1XXX or PHYS1XXX or PSYC1XXX or CHEM1XXX or MATH1XXX (except MATH1005 and MATH1015 and MATH1905))
N PHSI2901 or PHSI2905 or PHSI2101 or PHSI2001 orBMED2401 or BMED2402 or BMED2403 or BMED2404 or BMED2405 or BMED2406 or BMED2801 or BMED2802 or BMED2803 or BMED2804 or BMED2805 or BMED2806 or BMED2807 or BMED2808


The completion of 6 credit points of MBLG units of study is highly recommended for progression to Senior Physiology.
Semester 1
PHSI2905
Integrated Physiology A (Advanced)
6    P An average mark of 75 in [(MATH1005 or MATH1905 or MATH1015 or ATHK1001) and (6 credit points of CHEM1XXX) and 12 credit points from (BIOL1XXX or MBLG1XXX or PHYS1XXX or PSYC1XXX or CHEM1XXX or MATH1XXX (except MATH1005 and MATH1015 and MATH1905))]
N PHSI2001 or PHSI2901 or PHSI2101 or PHSI2005 orBMED2401 or BMED2402 or BMED2403 or BMED2404 or BMED2405 or BMED2406 or BMED2801 or BMED2802 or BMED2803 or BMED2804 or BMED2805 or BMED2806 or BMED2807 or BMED2808

Note: Department permission required for enrolment
The completion of 6 credit points of MBLG units of study is highly recommended for progression to Senior Physiology.
Semester 1
PHSI2006
Integrated Physiology B
6    P (MATH1005 or MATH1905 or MATH1015 or ATHK1001) and (6 credit points of CHEM1XXX) and 12 credit points from (BIOL1XXX or MBLG1XXX or PHYS1XXX or PSYC1XXX or CHEM1XXX or MATH1XXX (except MATH1005 and MATH1015 and MATH1905))
N PHSI2902 or PHSI2906 or PHSI2102 or PHSI2002 orBMED2401 or BMED2402 or BMED2403 or BMED2404 or BMED2405 or BMED2406 or BMED2801 or BMED2802 or BMED2803 or BMED2804 or BMED2805 or BMED2806 or BMED2807 or BMED2808


The completion of 6 credit points of MBLG units of study and 3 credit points of Statistics units of study is highly recommended for progression to Senior Physiology.
Semester 2
PHSI2906
Integrated Physiology B (Advanced)
6    P An average mark of 75 in [(MATH1005 or MATH1905 or MATH1015 or ATHK1001) and (6 credit points of CHEM1XXX) and 12 credit points from (BIOL1XXX or MBLG1XXX or PHYS1XXX or PSYC1XXX or CHEM1XXX or MATH1XXX (except MATH1005 and MATH1015 and MATH1905))]
N PHSI2102 or PHSI2902 or PHSI2002 or PHSI2006 or BMED2401 or BMED2402 or BMED2403 or BMED2404 or BMED2405 or BMED2406 or BMED2801 or BMED2802 or BMED2803 or BMED2804 or BMED2805 or BMED2806 or BMED2807 or BMED2808

Note: Department permission required for enrolment
The completion of 6 credit points of MBLG units of study is highly recommended for progression to Senior Physiology.
Semester 2
PSYC2011
Brain and Behaviour
6    P PSYC1001 and PSYC1002
N PSYC2911 or PSYC2111
Semester 1
PSYC2911
Brain and Behaviour (Advanced)
6    P An average mark of 75 in (PSYC1001 and PSYC1002)
N PSYC2111 or PSYC2011
Semester 1
PSYC2013
Cognitive and Social Psychology
6    P PSYC1001 and PSYC1002
N PSYC2113
Semester 2
Senior units of study
For a major in Neuroscience, 24 credit points must be chosen from any of the following units: PCOL3022/3922, NEUR3005/3905, NEUR3006/3906, NEUR3003/3903, NEUR3004/3904, PSYC3011, PSYC3012, PSYC3013, PSYC3014/3914. *Legacy units: NEUR3001/3901, NEUR3002/3902.
At least two subject areas must be chosen from the three subject areas NEUR, PSYC and PCOL.
NEUR3003
Cellular and Developmental Neuroscience
6    P (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 PHYS2XXX and/or PSYC2XXX and/or STAT2XXX).
N PHSI3902 or PHSI3002 or NEUR3903


Enrolment in (NEUR3004 or NEUR3904) is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. Units of study are designed to be taken in conjunction with each other.
Semester 2
NEUR3903
Cellular and Developmental Neurosci. (Adv)
6    P An average mark of 65 in (NEUR3001 or NEUR3901) and (NEUR3005 or NEUR3905)
N PHSI3002 or PHSI3902 or NEUR3003

Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Enrolment in (NEUR3004 or NEUR3904) is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. Units of study are designed to be taken in conjunction with each other.
Semester 2
NEUR3004
Integrative Neuroscience
6    P (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 PHYS2XXX and/or PSYC2XXX and/or STAT2XXX).
N PHSI3002 or PHSI3902 or NEUR3904


Enrolment in (NEUR3003 or NEUR3903) is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. Units of study are designed to be taken in conjunction with each other.
Semester 2
NEUR3904
Integrative Neuroscience (Advanced)
6    P An average mark of 65 in (NEUR3001 or NEUR3901) and (NEUR3005 or NEUR3905)
N NEUR3004 or PHSI3902 or PHSI3002

Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Enrolment in (NEUR3003 or NEUR3903) is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. Units of study are designed to be taken in conjunction with each other.
Semester 2
NEUR3005
Functional Neuroanatomy
6    P [(BMED2401 and BMED2402 and 6 additional credit points of BMED240X)] or [(ANAT2010 or ANAT2910) and 6 credit points of (MBLG1XXX or MBLG2XXX)].
N NEUR3001 or NEUR3901 or NEUR3002 or NEUR3902 or NEUR3905


We strongly recommend that students take (NEUR3005 or NEUR3905) and (NEUR3006 or NEUR3906) concurrently
Semester 1
NEUR3905
Functional Neuroanatomy (Advanced)
6    P [(An average mark of 75 or above in BMED2401 and BMED2402) and 6 additional credit points of BMED240X)] OR [An average mark of 75 or abovein (ANAT2010 or ANAT2910) and 6 credit points of (MBLG1XXX or MBLG2XXX)].
N NEUR3001 or NEUR3901 or NEUR3002 or NEUR3902 or NEUR3005


We strongly recommend that students take (NEUR3005 or NEUR3905) and (NEUR3006 or NEUR3906) concurrently
Semester 1
NEUR3006
Neural Information Processing
6    P [(BMED2401 and BMED2402 and 6 additional credit points of BMED240X)] or [(PHSI2005 or PHSI2905) and 6 credit points of (MBLG1XXX or MBLG2XXX)].
N NEUR3001 or NEUR3901 or NEUR3002 or NEUR3902 or NEUR3906


We strongly recommend that students take (NEUR3005 or NEUR3905) and (NEUR3006 or NEUR3906) concurrently
Semester 1
NEUR3906
Neural Information Processing (Advanced)
6    P [(An average mark of 75 or above in BMED2401 and BMED2402) and 6 additional credit points of BMED240X)] OR [An average mark of 75 or abovein (PHSI2005 or PHSI2905) and 6 credit points of (MBLG1XXX or MBLG2XXX)].
N NEUR3001 or NEUR3901 or NEUR3002 or NEUR3902 or NEUR3006


We strongly recommend that students take (NEUR3005 or NEUR3905) and (NEUR3006 or NEUR3906) concurrently
Semester 1
PCOL3022
Neuropharmacology
6    P (PCOL2011 and PCOL2012) OR (BMED2401 and 12 additional credit points of BMED240X)
N PCOL3902 or PCOL3002 or PCOL3922
Semester 2
PCOL3922
Neuropharmacology (Advanced)
6    P An average mark of 75 in (PCOL2011 and PCOL2012) or (BMED2401 and 12 additional credit points of BMED240X)
N PCOL3022 or PCOL3902 or PCOL3002
Semester 2
PSYC3011
Learning and Behaviour
6    A PSYC2012 or PSYC2112
P (PSYC2011 or PSYC2911 or PSYC2111) and 6 credit points from (PSYC2012 or PSYC2013 or PSYC2014).
N PSYC3209
Semester 1
PSYC3012
Cognition, Language and Thought
6    A PSYC2012 or PSYC2112
P (PSYC2013 or PSYC2113) and 6 credit points from (PSYC2011 or PSYC2911 or PSYC2012 or PSYC2014).
N PSYC3205
Semester 1
PSYC3013
Perceptual Systems
6    A PSYC2012
P (PSYC2011 or PSYC2911 or PSYC2111) and 6 credit points from (PSYC2012 or PSYC2013 or PSYC2014 or ANAT2010 or ANAT2910)
N PSYC3210
Semester 2
PSYC3014
Behavioural and Cognitive Neuroscience
6    A PSYC2113 or PSYC2013
P [(PSYC2011 or PSYC2911) and 6 credit points from (PSYC2012 or PSYC2013 or PSYC2014)] OR [(PSYC2011 or PSYC2911 or PSYC2013) and (ANAT2010 or ANAT2910) and PCOL2011]
N PSYC3215 or PSYC3204 or PSYC3914
Semester 2
PSYC3914
Behavioural and Cognitive Neuroscience Adv
6    A PSYC2113 or PSYC2013
P [An average mark of 75 in (PSYC2011 or PSYC2911) and 6 credit points from (PSYC2012 or PSYC2013 or PSYC2014)] OR [An average mark of 75 in (PSYC2011 or PSYC2911 or PSYC2013) and (ANAT2010 or ANAT2910) and PCOL2011]
N PSYC3215 or PSYC3204 or PSYC3914
Semester 2

Neuroscience

For a major in Neuroscience, students are required to complete at least 24 credit points of senior units of study from PCOL3022/3922, NEUR3005/3905, NEUR3006/3906, NEUR3003/3903, NEUR3004/3904, PSYC3011, PSYC3012, PSYC3013, PSYC3014/3914.
At least two subject areas must be chosen from the three subject areas NEUR, PSYC and PCOL.
Intermediate units of study
The following intermediate units are recommended:
ANAT2010/2910, PHSI2005/2905, PCOL2011, PCOL2012, PHSI2006/2906, PSYC2011/2911, PSYC2013, PSYC2012
ANAT2010 Concepts of Neuroanatomy

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Karen Cullen Session: Semester 2 Classes: Two 1-hour lectures Prerequisites: (BIOL1003 or BIOL1903 or BIOL1993) and (ANAT2008 or BIOL1002 or BIOL1902 or BIOL1992 or MBLG1001 or MBLG1901 or MBLG1991 or PSYC1001 or PSYC1002) Prohibitions: ANAT2910 or BMED2401 or BMED2402 or BMED2403 or BMED2404 or BMED2405 or BMED2406 or BMED2801 or BMED2802 or BMED2803 or BMED2804 or BMED2805 or BMED2806 or BMED2807 or BMED2808 Assessment: One theory exam, one practical exam, 1200 word critical scientific review article, mid-semester quiz and periodic practical reports (100%). Practical field work: One 2-hour practical per week Campus: Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Students are introduced to the structure and organisation of the central and peripheral nervous system. The course begins with an exploration into the make-up of the individual cells, followed by an examination of the different regions of the nervous system. A final theme of the course touches on the organisation of various systems (sensory and motor), together with aspects of higher-order function (memory). In essence, the course covers general concepts of organisation, structure and function of the brain and its different areas. The practicals offer students the unique opportunity to examine specimens in the Anatomy labs and museum. This course will be of considerable interest to students studying science and related disciplines, as well as those wishing to pursue further study in Neuroscience at senior levels.
Textbooks
Bear, MF, Connors, BW, Paradiso, MA. Neuroscience: Exploring the Brain. 3rd edition. Williams and Wilkins. 2006. Also recommended: Nolte J, Angevine JJB. The Human Brain in Photographs and Diagrams. Mosby/Elsevier. 2007.
ANAT2910 Concepts in Neuroanatomy Adv

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Karen Cullen Session: Semester 2 Classes: 2 x 1hr lectures, 1 x 1hr tutorial Prerequisites: [(BIOL1003 or BIOL1903 or BIOL1993) AND (ANAT2008 or BIOL1002 or BIOL1902 or BIOL1992 or MBLG1001 or MBLG1901 or MBLG1991 or PSYC1001 or PSYC1002)] AND [a mark of 65 or above in one of (BIOL1003 or BIOL1903 or BIOL1993 or ANAT2008 or BIOL1002 or BIOL1902 or BIOL1992 or MBLG1001 or MBLG1901 or MBLG1991 or PSYC1001 or PSYC1002)] Prohibitions: ANAT2010, BMED2401, BMED2402, BMED2403, BMED2404, BMED2405, BMED2406, BMED2801, BMED2802, BMED2803, BMED2804, BMED2805, BMED2806, BMED2807, BMED2808 Assessment: one 2-hour theory exam, one 40 min practical exam, one 1200 word critical scientific review article, one mid-semester quiz, three short practical reports Practical field work: 1 x 1hr practical Campus: Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Students are introduced to the structure and organisation of the central and peripheral nervous system. The course begins with an exploration into the make-up of the individual cells, followed by an examination of the different regions of the nervous system. A final theme of the course touches on the organisation of various systems (sensory and motor), together with aspects of higher-order function such as memory and language. In essence, the subject covers general concepts of organisation, structure and function of the brain. The laboratory practical sessions offer students the special privilege to examine human specimens in the Anatomy labs and museum. Tutorial meetings will provide the opportunity to encounter topics in functional anatomy and histology of the brain using photographs, diagrams, models, animations and problem-solving. Topics in identification of central nervous system structure in typical magnetic resonance images will assist in reinforcing the theory of functional anatomy in a format students are likely to encounter in further study and in real-world situations and readings. This course will be of considerable interest to students studying anatomy and related disciplines, as well as those wishing to pursue further study in Neuroscience at senior levels.
Textbooks
Required text: Bear, M.F., B.W. Connors, M.A. Paradiso. Neuroscience. Exploring the Brain (3rd edition) Williams & Wilkins, 2007. Recommended text: Nolte J Essentials of Human Neuroanatomy. Philadelphia: Mosby/Elsevier, 2009. Recommended Atlas: Nolte & Angevine. The human brain in photographs and diagrams. 4th edition Philadelphia: Mosby/Elsevier, 2013
MBLG2071 Molecular Biology and Genomics

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Markus Holfer Session: Semester 1 Classes: Two 1-hour lectures per week and one 4-hour practical per fortnight. Prerequisites: (MBLG1001 or MBLG1901 or MBLG1991) and 12 credit points of CHEM1XXX Prohibitions: BCHM2001 or MBLG2111 or MBLG2871 or BCHM2901 or AGCH2001 or MBLG2901 or BCHM2101 or MBLG2101 or MBLG2971 or MBLG2771 or MBLG2001 Assessment: One 2.5-hour exam, practical work, laboratory reports (100%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: Recommended concurrent units of study: (BCHM2071 or BCHM2971) and (BCHM2072 or BCHM2972) for progression to Senior Biochemistry.
The flow of genetic information determines the characteristics and fate of every cell. In this course, we will explore how genetic information is regulated in eukaryotes, covering key processes such as replication, transcription and translation. We will investigate how these fundamental processes can be studied and manipulated in the laboratory. This course will introduce classical tools of molecular biology such as polymerase chain reaction, as well as more recent advances such as gene expression microarrays and novel sequencing technologies. We will discuss how model organisms, ranging from worms to transgenic mice, have changed our understanding of gene expression. In the practical component of the course, we will explore gene regulation and expression using model system as well as perform plasmid isolation and DNA fingerprinting. This unit of study extends the basic concepts introduced in MBLG1001/1901 and provides a firm foundation for students wishing to continue in molecular biology or apply molecular techniques to other fields.
MBLG2971 Molecular Biology and Genomics (Adv)

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Markus Hofer Session: Semester 1 Classes: Two 1-hour lectures per week; one 4-hour practical per fortnight. Prerequisites: 12 credit points of CHEM1XXX and a mark of 75 in (MBLG1001 or MBLG1901 or MBLG1991) Prohibitions: MBLG2901 or MBLG2001 or BCHM2001 or AGCH2001 or MBLG2101 or MBLG2871 or MBLG2111 or MBLG2771 or BCHM2101 or MBLG2071 or BCHM2901 Assessment: One 2.5-hour exam, practical work, laboratory reports. Campus: Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
The content is based on the standard unit MBLG2071 but certain aspects will be investigated in greater depth and at a more advanced level. The flow of genetic information determines the characteristics and fate of every cell. In this course, we will explore how genetic information is regulated in eukaryotes, covering key processes such as replication, transcription and translation. We will investigate how these fundamental processes can be studied and manipulated in the laboratory. This course will introduce classical tools of molecular biology such as polymerase chain reaction, as well as more recent advances such as gene expression microarrays and novel sequencing technologies. We will discuss how model organisms, ranging from worms to transgenic mice, have changed our understanding of gene expression. In the practical component of the course, we will explore gene regulation and expression using model system as well as perform plasmid isolation and DNA fingerprinting. This unit of study extends the basic concepts introduced in MBLG1001/1901 and provides a firm foundation for students wishing to continue in molecular biology or apply molecular techniques to other fields.
MBLG2072 Genetics and Genomics

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: A/Prof Penny Smith Session: Semester 2 Classes: Two 1-hour lectures per week, one 2-3 hour practical per week, one tutorial every second week. Prerequisites: 6 credit points of BIOL1XXX and (MBLG1001 or MBLG1901 or MBLG1991) and 6 credit points of CHEM1XXX Prohibitions: MBLG2002 or MBLG2972 or MBLG2102 or MBLG2902 Assessment: One 2 hour exam (50%), laboratory reports and quizzes (50%). Practical field work: 3 hours per week Campus: Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: For students planning a Molecular Biology and Genetics major, 12 credit points of CHEM1XXX is required.
This unit of study brings together traditional genetic analysis and modern molecular biology to study genetics of all life forms from humans and other complex multicellular organisms through to single celled organisms such as bacteria. Students will be introduced to complex modes of Mendelian inheritance, including those involved in human diseases. The molecular basis for different patterns of inheritance will be discussed. The interaction of genes and gene products will be illustrated by the examination of the molecular genetics of development. The application of genomics to the study of genetic variation, molecular evolution and gene function in humans and model organisms will also be described. In the practical sessions students will investigate the genetics of a variety of prokaryotic and eukaryotic organisms in order to illustrate concepts covered in the lecture material. Students will develop familiarity and competence with equipment used in molecular genetic analysis, bioinformatics, microscopy and statistical tests. This unit of study provides a suitable foundation for senior biology units of study, which can lead to a major in Biology, and successful completion of this unit of study is required in order to progress in the Molecular Biology and Genetics major.
MBLG2972 Genetics and Genomics (Advanced)

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Penny Smith Session: Semester 2 Classes: Two 1-hour lectures per week, one 2-3 hour practical per week, one tutorial every second week. Prerequisites: [An average mark of 75 in (6 credit points of BIOL1XXX) and (MBLG1001 or MBLG1901 or MBLG1991)] and (6 credit points of CHEM1XXX). Prohibitions: MBLG2002 or MBLG2072 or MBLG2102 or MBLG2902 Assessment: One 2-hour exam (50%), laboratory reports and quizzes (50%). Campus: Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: For students planning a Molecular Biology and Genetics major, 12 credit points of CHEM1XXX is required.
The content of MBLG2972 will be based on MBLG2072 but qualified students will participate in alternative components at a more advanced level. The content and nature of these components may vary from year to year but includes a practical project in the laboratory to improve molecular biology skills
PCOL2011 Pharmacology Fundamentals

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Brent McParland Session: Semester 1 Classes: Workshops (6x1.5 hrs), wet and dry labs (1x2 hrs and 4x4 hrs), lectures (2x1 hr per week) Prerequisites: (6 credit points of CHEM1XXX) and (6 credit points of BIOL1XXX or MBLG1001 or MBLG1901 or MBLG1991) Prohibitions: PCOL2555 orBMED2401 or BMED2402 or BMED2403 or BMED2404 or BMED2405 or BMED2406 or BMED2801 or BMED2802 or BMED2803 or BMED2804 or BMED2805 or BMED2806 or BMED2807 or BMED2808 Assessment: One 2 hour exam (52%), 4 in semester quizzes (8%) and reports (36%) and oral presentations (4%). Campus: Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit of study provides the fundamental grounding in four basic areas in Pharmacology: (1) principles of drug action (2) pharmacokinetics and drug metabolism (3) experimental design and autonomic pharmacology, and (4) drug design. The delivery of material involves lectures, practicals, computer-aided learning and problem-based workshops. Practical classes provide students with the opportunity of acquiring technical experience and teamwork skills. Problem-based workshops are based on real-life scenarios of drug use in the community. These workshops require students to integrate information obtained in lectures in order to provide solutions to the problems. Online quizzes accompany each module and are to encourage continued learning throughout the semester.
Textbooks
Rang and Dale's Pharmacology, 8th Edition. H. P. Rang, J. M. Ritter, R. J. Flower, and G. Henderson, (Elsevier 2015 ). Medical Pharmacology at a Glance, 7th edn M.J. Neal: (Blackwell Scientific Publications, 2012).
PCOL2012 Pharmacology: Drugs and People

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Hilary Lloyd Session: Semester 2 Classes: Workshops (6x1.5 hrs), wet and dry labs (1x2 hrs and 4x4 hrs), lectures (2x1 hr per week) Prerequisites: (6 credit points of CHEM1XXX) and (6 credit points of BIOL1XXX or MBLG1001 or MBLG1901 or MBLG1991). Prohibitions: PCOL2555 Assumed knowledge: PCOL2011 Assessment: Lab reports, workshop assignments and quizzes (total 40%) and 2hr exam (60%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit of study examines four important areas of Pharmacology: (1) Principles of drug action in the nervous system; (2) Drug abuse, addiction and analgesia; (3) Drug treatment of allergies and GI disorders; (4) Introduction to drug discovery and development. The delivery of material involves lectures, practicals, computer-aided learning and problem-based workshops. Practical classes provide students with the opportunity of acquiring technical experience and teamwork. Problem-based workshops are based on real-life scenarios of drug use in the community. These workshops require students to apply information obtained in lectures and readings in order to 'solve' the problems. Workshop activities will include oral presentations, quizzes and focussed group-learning activities.
Textbooks
Rang and Dale's Pharmacology, 8th Edition. H. P. Rang, J. M. Ritter, R. J. Flower, and G. Henderson, (Elsevier 2015 ). Medical Pharmacology at a Glance, 7th edn M.J. Neal: (Blackwell Scientific Publications, 2012).
PHSI2005 Integrated Physiology A

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Michael Morris Session: Semester 1 Classes: Three 1 hour lectures, one 3 hour practical or one 3 hour tutorial per week. Prerequisites: (MATH1005 or MATH1905 or MATH1015 or ATHK1001) and (6 credit points of CHEM1XXX) and 12 credit points from (BIOL1XXX or MBLG1XXX or PHYS1XXX or PSYC1XXX or CHEM1XXX or MATH1XXX (except MATH1005 and MATH1015 and MATH1905)) Prohibitions: PHSI2901 or PHSI2905 or PHSI2101 or PHSI2001 orBMED2401 or BMED2402 or BMED2403 or BMED2404 or BMED2405 or BMED2406 or BMED2801 or BMED2802 or BMED2803 or BMED2804 or BMED2805 or BMED2806 or BMED2807 or BMED2808 Assessment: Two written exams; group and individual written and oral presentations (100%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: The completion of 6 credit points of MBLG units of study is highly recommended for progression to Senior Physiology.
This unit of study offers a basic introduction to the functions of the nervous system, excitable cell (nerve and muscle) physiology, sensory and motor systems, and central processing. It also incorporates haematology and cardiovascular physiology. The practical component involves experiments on humans and isolated tissues, with an emphasis on hypothesis generation and data analysis. Inquiry-based learning sessions develop critical thinking and generic skills while demonstrating the integrative nature of physiology. Oral and written communication skills are emphasized, as well as group learning and team work.
Textbooks
Dee Unglaub Silverthorn. Human Physiology: An Integrated Approach, 6th edition. 2012. ISBN-10: 0321750071. ISBN-13: 978-0321750075.
PHSI2905 Integrated Physiology A (Advanced)

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Atomu Sawatari Session: Semester 1 Classes: Five 1 hour lectures, one 3 hour practical and one 3 hour tutorial per fortnight. Advanced students will be required to attend the designated Advanced Practical and Tutorial sessions. Students will also be exempt from all Inquiry-based learning tutorials. Prerequisites: An average mark of 75 in [(MATH1005 or MATH1905 or MATH1015 or ATHK1001) and (6 credit points of CHEM1XXX) and 12 credit points from (BIOL1XXX or MBLG1XXX or PHYS1XXX or PSYC1XXX or CHEM1XXX or MATH1XXX (except MATH1005 and MATH1015 and MATH1905))] Prohibitions: PHSI2001 or PHSI2901 or PHSI2101 or PHSI2005 orBMED2401 or BMED2402 or BMED2403 or BMED2404 or BMED2405 or BMED2406 or BMED2801 or BMED2802 or BMED2803 or BMED2804 or BMED2805 or BMED2806 or BMED2807 or BMED2808 Assessment: One written exam; individual and group oral presentations, 2 practical reports (reports will replace some other assessment items from regular course) (100%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Note: The completion of 6 credit points of MBLG units of study is highly recommended for progression to Senior Physiology.
This unit of study is an extension of PHSI2005 for talented students with an interest in Physiology and Physiological research. The lecture component of the course is run in conjunction with PHSI2005. This unit of study offers a basic introduction to the functions of the nervous system, excitable cell (nerve and muscle) physiology, sensory and motor systems, and central processing. It also incorporates haematology and cardiovascular physiology. The practical component involves experiments on humans and isolated tissues, with an emphasis on hypothesis generation and data analysis. Inquiry-based learning sessions develop critical thinking and generic skills while demonstrating the integrative nature of physiology. Oral and written communication skills are emphasized, as well as group learning and team work. The course will provide an opportunity for students to apply and extend their understanding of physiological concepts by designing and conducting actual experiments. Small class sizes will provide a chance for students to interact directly with faculty members mentoring the practical sessions. Assessment for this stream will be based on oral group presentations and two practical reports. These items will replace some other assessable activities from the regular course.
Textbooks
Dee Unglaub Silverthorn. Human Physiology: An Integrated Approach, 6th edition. 2010. ISBN 10:0-321-1750071; ISBN 13:978-0-321-750075 (International Edition).
PHSI2006 Integrated Physiology B

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Bronwyn McAllan Session: Semester 2 Classes: Three 1 hour lectures per week, and one 3 hour practical and/or one 3 hour tutorial per fortnight. Prerequisites: (MATH1005 or MATH1905 or MATH1015 or ATHK1001) and (6 credit points of CHEM1XXX) and 12 credit points from (BIOL1XXX or MBLG1XXX or PHYS1XXX or PSYC1XXX or CHEM1XXX or MATH1XXX (except MATH1005 and MATH1015 and MATH1905)) Prohibitions: PHSI2902 or PHSI2906 or PHSI2102 or PHSI2002 orBMED2401 or BMED2402 or BMED2403 or BMED2404 or BMED2405 or BMED2406 or BMED2801 or BMED2802 or BMED2803 or BMED2804 or BMED2805 or BMED2806 or BMED2807 or BMED2808 Assessment: Two written exams; group and individual written and oral presentations (100%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: The completion of 6 credit points of MBLG units of study and 3 credit points of Statistics units of study is highly recommended for progression to Senior Physiology.
This unit of study offers a basic introduction to the functions of the remaining body systems: gastrointestinal, respiratory, endocrine, reproductive and renal. The practical component involves experiments on humans and computer simulations, with an emphasis on hypothesis generation and data analysis. The tutorial sessions develop critical thinking and graduate attributes while demonstrating the integrative nature of physiology. Oral and written communication skills are emphasized, as well as group learning and team work.
Textbooks
Dee Unglaub Silverthorn. Human Physiology: An Integrated Approach, 6th edition. 2012. ISBN 10:0-321750071; ISBN 13:978-0-321-750075 (International Edition)
PHSI2906 Integrated Physiology B (Advanced)

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Atomu Sawatari Session: Semester 2 Classes: Three 1 hour lectures per week, and one 3 hour practical and/or one 3 hour tutorial per fortnight. Advanced students will be required to attend the designated Advanced Practical and Tutorial sessions. Prerequisites: An average mark of 75 in [(MATH1005 or MATH1905 or MATH1015 or ATHK1001) and (6 credit points of CHEM1XXX) and 12 credit points from (BIOL1XXX or MBLG1XXX or PHYS1XXX or PSYC1XXX or CHEM1XXX or MATH1XXX (except MATH1005 and MATH1015 and MATH1905))] Prohibitions: PHSI2102 or PHSI2902 or PHSI2002 or PHSI2006 or BMED2401 or BMED2402 or BMED2403 or BMED2404 or BMED2405 or BMED2406 or BMED2801 or BMED2802 or BMED2803 or BMED2804 or BMED2805 or BMED2806 or BMED2807 or BMED2808 Assessment: One written exam; individual and group oral presentations, 2 practical reports (reports will replace some other assessment items from regular course) (100%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Note: The completion of 6 credit points of MBLG units of study is highly recommended for progression to Senior Physiology.
This unit of study is an extension of PHSI2006 for talented students with an interest in Physiology and Physiological research. The lecture component of the course is run in conjunction with PHSI2006. This unit of study gives a basic introduction to the remaining of the body systems: gastrointestinal, respiratory, endocrine, reproductive and renal. The practical component involves simple experiments on humans, isolated tissues, and computer simulations, with an emphasis on hypothesis generation and data analysis. Both oral and written communication skills are emphasised, as well as group learning. The course will provide an opportunity for students to apply and extend their understanding of physiological concepts by designing and conducting actual experiments. Small class sizes will provide a chance for students to interact directly with faculty members mentoring the practical sessions. Assessment for this stream will be based on oral group presentations and two practical reports. These items will replace some other assessable activities from the regular course.
Textbooks
Dee Unglaub Silverthorn. Human Physiology: An Integrated Approach, 6th edition. 2012. ISBN 10:0-321-750071; ISBN 13:978-0-321-750075 (International Edition).
PSYC2011 Brain and Behaviour

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: Three 1 hour lectures and one 1 hour tutorial per week. Prerequisites: PSYC1001 and PSYC1002 Prohibitions: PSYC2911 or PSYC2111 Assessment: 1 x 2 hour examination, 1 x 1500 word report, 1 x quiz, 1 x oral presentation/debate (100%). Campus: Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This Unit of Study examines a range of phenomena and principles in behaviour, learning and perception, and their relations to underlying neural substrates. The emphasis in learning is on instrumental conditioning and the principle of reinforcement, ranging from applications of this principle to its neural substrates. Also covered are motivational aspects of behaviour, such as punishment and avoidance, anxiety and depression, addiction, sex and appetite, together with related neurochemical mechanisms and the effects of various psychopharmacological agents on these processes. A number of perceptual phenomena will be studied, such as motion detection, recognition of faces, identification of emotion, hearing and hearing loss, taste discrimination, and chronic pain. The practical classes are designed for students with an interest in clinical and therapeutic Psychology, and will allow students to design and implement a behaviour modification programme.
PSYC2911 Brain and Behaviour (Advanced)

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: Three 1 hour lectures and one 1 hour tutorial per week. Prerequisites: An average mark of 75 in (PSYC1001 and PSYC1002) Prohibitions: PSYC2111 or PSYC2011 Assessment: 1 x 2 hour examination, 1 x 1500 word report, 1 x quiz, 1 x oral presentation/debate (100%). Campus: Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This Unit of Study focuses on the Behavioural Sciences, Neurosciences, and the study of perception. The lecture content is the same as PSYC2011, and examines a range of phenomena and principles in behaviour, learning and perception, and their relations to underlying neural substrates. The emphasis in learning is on instrumental conditioning and the principle of reinforcement, ranging from applications of this principle to its neural substrates. Also covered are motivational aspects of behaviour, such as punishment and avoidance, anxiety and depression, addiction, sex and appetite, together with related neurochemical mechanisms and the effects of various psychopharmacological agents on these processes. A number of perceptual phenomena will be studied, such as motion detection, recognition of faces, identification of emotion, hearing and hearing loss, taste discrimination, and chronic pain. The practical classes differ from PSYC2011, as it is targeted for those who would like to learn more about the experimental study of behaviour and the neurosciences. Students will gain hands-on laboratory experience in how the principles and phenomena of behavioural neuroscience may be studied experimentally.
PSYC2013 Cognitive and Social Psychology

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: Three 1 hour lectures and one 1 hour tutorial per week. Prerequisites: PSYC1001 and PSYC1002 Prohibitions: PSYC2113 Assessment: One 2 hour exam, major assignment (1500-2000 word essay/report), minor assignment (short written practical exercise and/or tutorial quiz) (100%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit expands the depth and range of topics introduced in the first year lectures on Cognitive Processes, Social Psychology and Developmental Psychology. The section on Cognitive Processes focuses on current theories of memory, attention, and reasoning and discusses the methods and issues involved in investigating these processes in both healthy individuals and people with cognitive dysfunctions. The second section on Social Psychology examines salient social constructs such as impression management, and prejudice, and explores how mental processes affect social judgment and behaviour. The final section on Developmental Psychology presents and evaluates evidence about the early influences on children's social and cognitive development.
Senior units of study
For a major in Neuroscience, 24 credit points must be chosen from any of the following units: PCOL3022/3922, NEUR3005/3905, NEUR3006/3906, NEUR3003/3903, NEUR3004/3904, PSYC3011, PSYC3012, PSYC3013, PSYC3014/3914. *Legacy units: NEUR3001/3901, NEUR3002/3902.
At least two subject areas must be chosen from the three subject areas NEUR, PSYC and PCOL.
NEUR3003 Cellular and Developmental Neuroscience

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: A/Prof Kevin Keay, Dr Catherine Leamey Session: Semester 2 Classes: Three 1-hour lectures plus one 1-hour tutorial or one 2-hour practical per week. Prerequisites: (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 PHYS2XXX and/or PSYC2XXX and/or STAT2XXX). Prohibitions: PHSI3902 or PHSI3002 or NEUR3903 Assessment: One 1-hour exam. Mid-semester exam, Major essay/report (100%). Campus: Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: Enrolment in (NEUR3004 or NEUR3904) is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. Units of study are designed to be taken in conjunction with each other.
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. Suitably qualified students may have the option of replacing the library project with a laboratory 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 system.
Textbooks
Kandell, Schwartz and Jessell. Principles of Neural Science. 4th edition. Elsevier. 2000.
NEUR3903 Cellular and Developmental Neurosci. (Adv)

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: A/Prof Kevin Keay, Dr Catherine Leamey Session: Semester 2 Classes: Three 1-hour lectures and one 1-hour tutorial or one 2-hour lab session per week. Prerequisites: An average mark of 65 in (NEUR3001 or NEUR3901) and (NEUR3005 or NEUR3905) Prohibitions: PHSI3002 or PHSI3902 or NEUR3003 Assessment: One 1-hour exam. Mid-semester exam, Major essay/report, Mini-lecture (100%). Campus: Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Note: Enrolment in (NEUR3004 or NEUR3904) is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. Units of study are designed to be taken in conjunction with each other.
This unit encompasses the material taught in NEUR3003. Advanced students perform a research project and present a mini-lecture on a current topic in neuroscience.
Textbooks
Kandell, Schwartz and Jessell. Principles of Neural Science. 4th edition. Elsevier. 2000.
NEUR3004 Integrative Neuroscience

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: A/Prof Kevin Keay, Dr Catherine Leamey Session: Semester 2 Classes: One 1-hour lecture, one 2-hour tutorial plus 1-2 hours small meeting/laboratory session per week. 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 PHYS2XXX and/or PSYC2XXX and/or STAT2XXX). Prohibitions: PHSI3002 or PHSI3902 or NEUR3904 Assessment: Mid-semester exam, 1-hour final exam, Major essay/report, Tutorial participation (100%). Campus: Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: Enrolment in (NEUR3003 or NEUR3903) is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. Units of study are designed to be taken in conjunction with each other.
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".
Textbooks
Kandell, Schwartz and Jessell. Principles of Neural Science. 4th edition.
NEUR3904 Integrative Neuroscience (Advanced)

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: A/Prof Kevin Keay, Dr Catherine Leamey Session: Semester 2 Classes: One 1-hour lecture, one 2-hour tutorial and 1-2 hour small meeting/laboratory per week. Prerequisites: An average mark of 65 in (NEUR3001 or NEUR3901) and (NEUR3005 or NEUR3905) Prohibitions: NEUR3004 or PHSI3902 or PHSI3002 Assessment: Mid-semester exam, 1-hour final exam, Major essay/report, Tutorial participation, Mini lecture (100%). Campus: Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Note: Enrolment in (NEUR3003 or NEUR3903) is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. Units of study are designed to be taken in conjunction with each other.
This unit encompasses the material taught in NEUR3004. Advanced students perform a research project and present a mini-lecture on a current topic in neuroscience research.
Textbooks
Kandell, Schwartz and Jessell. Principles of Neural Science. 4th edition.
NEUR3005 Functional Neuroanatomy

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Paul Austin Session: Semester 1 Classes: two one-hour lectures, 3 two-hour Tutorials (weeks 3, 5, 9 only) Prerequisites: [(BMED2401 and BMED2402 and 6 additional credit points of BMED240X)] or [(ANAT2010 or ANAT2910) and 6 credit points of (MBLG1XXX or MBLG2XXX)]. Prohibitions: NEUR3001 or NEUR3901 or NEUR3002 or NEUR3902 or NEUR3905 Assessment: one mid-semester MCQ exam, one 2hr final exam, one neuroanatomy practical exam, 'Neuroscience in the Media' 3 team-based assessment tasks during seminars and 1 individual assessment task, online neuroanatomy quizzes Practical field work: Two hour practical per week Campus: Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: We strongly recommend that students take (NEUR3005 or NEUR3905) and (NEUR3006 or NEUR3906) concurrently
The aim of this unit is to provide students with advanced knowledge of functional neuroanatomy and systems neuroscience. There will be a detailed exploration of the anatomical structures and pathways that underlie sensation and perception in each of the sensory modalities. The neural circuits and mechanisms that control somatic and autonomic motor systems, motivated behaviours, emotions, and other higher order functions will be explored in great detail. Practical classes will allow students to identify and trace key anatomical structures in human brain and spinal cord specimens. Reading and interpreting images from functional and structural brain imaging techniques will be incorporated into the neuroanatomy practical classes. The ongoing Neuroscience in the Media task will encourage the development of critical analysis of the media portrayal of neuroscience research, as well as allowing students to re-frame and communicate these ideas with their peers. This unit will develop key attributes that are essential for science graduate as they move forward in their careers.
Textbooks
Nolte. The Human Brain. 6th Ed, C.V. Mosby Co., St Louis, Washington D.C., Toronto, 2009 Nolte. The Human Brain in Photographs and Diagrams. 4th Ed, C.V. Mosby Co., St Louis, Washington D.C., Toronto, 2013
NEUR3905 Functional Neuroanatomy (Advanced)

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Paul Austin Session: Semester 1 Classes: two one-hour lectures, 3 two-hour Tutorials (weeks 3, 5, 9 only) Prerequisites: [(An average mark of 75 or above in BMED2401 and BMED2402) and 6 additional credit points of BMED240X)] OR [An average mark of 75 or abovein (ANAT2010 or ANAT2910) and 6 credit points of (MBLG1XXX or MBLG2XXX)]. Prohibitions: NEUR3001 or NEUR3901 or NEUR3002 or NEUR3902 or NEUR3005 Assessment: one mid-semester MCQ exam, one 2hr final exam, one neuroanatomy practical exam, 'Neuroscience in the Media' 3 team-based assessment tasks during seminars and 1 individual assessment task, online neuroanatomy quizzes Practical field work: Two hour practical per week Campus: Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: We strongly recommend that students take (NEUR3005 or NEUR3905) and (NEUR3006 or NEUR3906) concurrently
The aim of this unit is to provide students with advanced knowledge of functional neuroanatomy and systems neuroscience. There will be a detailed exploration of the anatomical structures and pathways that underlie sensation and perception in each of the sensory modalities. The neural circuits and mechanisms that control somatic and autonomic motor systems, motivated behaviours, emotions, and other higher order functions will be explored in great detail. Practical classes will allow students to identify and trace key anatomical structures in human brain and spinal cord specimens. Reading and interpreting images from functional and structural brain imaging techniques will be incorporated into the neuroanatomy practical classes. The ongoing Neuroscience in the Media task will encourage the development of critical analysis of the media portrayal of neuroscience research, as well as allowing students to re-frame and communicate these ideas with their peers. This unit will develop key attributes that are essential for science graduate as they move forward in their careers.
Textbooks
Nolte. The Human Brain. 6th Ed, C.V. Mosby Co., St Louis, Washington D.C., Toronto, 2009 Nolte. The Human Brain in Photographs and Diagrams. 4th Ed, C.V. Mosby Co., St Louis, Washington D.C., Toronto, 2013
NEUR3006 Neural Information Processing

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: A/Prof Bill Phillips Session: Semester 1 Classes: two lectures, 1 two-hour research paper session (journal club, 8 weeks) Prerequisites: [(BMED2401 and BMED2402 and 6 additional credit points of BMED240X)] or [(PHSI2005 or PHSI2905) and 6 credit points of (MBLG1XXX or MBLG2XXX)]. Prohibitions: NEUR3001 or NEUR3901 or NEUR3002 or NEUR3902 or NEUR3906 Assessment: one 2hr exam, 1500w essay, paper session oral presentation and participation marks, one prac report plus prac quizzes Practical field work: 1 x 3hour Prac (total of 4 such practical sessions) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: We strongly recommend that students take (NEUR3005 or NEUR3905) and (NEUR3006 or NEUR3906) concurrently
This unit provides an introduction the mechanisms that drive neurons and neural circuits throughout the brain and body. The lectures explore how signal intensity is translated into nerve impulse codes and how this information is again translated through synapses to convey and interpret information about the external world, to control the body and to record information for future use. We also consider how sensory and motor information is integrated through neural circuits in the brain and spinal cord. Practical classes introduce some of the different ways in which the workings of the brain are studied. Each student chooses a journal club that focuses on a specific topic in neuroscience. In the weekly sessions, group members read, present and interpret original research papers, developing a deep understanding of the emerging scientific evidence in the topic area. This senior year unit of study will develop skills in critical analysis, interpretation and communication of new evidence.
Textbooks
Kandel, Schwartz, Jessel, Sigelbaum, Hudspeth. Principles of Neural Science. 5th Ed, Elsevier, NY, 2013
NEUR3906 Neural Information Processing (Advanced)

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Dario Protti Session: Semester 1 Classes: two lectures, 1 two-hour research paper session (journal club, 8 weeks) Prerequisites: [(An average mark of 75 or above in BMED2401 and BMED2402) and 6 additional credit points of BMED240X)] OR [An average mark of 75 or abovein (PHSI2005 or PHSI2905) and 6 credit points of (MBLG1XXX or MBLG2XXX)]. Prohibitions: NEUR3001 or NEUR3901 or NEUR3002 or NEUR3902 or NEUR3006 Assessment: one 2hr exam, 1500w essay, paper session oral presentation and participation marks, one prac report plus prac quizzes Practical field work: 1 x 3hour Prac (total of 4 such practical sessions) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: We strongly recommend that students take (NEUR3005 or NEUR3905) and (NEUR3006 or NEUR3906) concurrently
This unit provides an introduction the mechanisms that drive neurons and neural circuits throughout the brain and body. The lectures explore how signal intensity is translated into nerve impulse codes and how this information is again translated through synapses to convey and interpret information about the external world, to control the body and to record information for future use. We also consider how sensory and motor information is integrated through neural circuits in the brain and spinal cord. Practical classes introduce some of the different ways in which the workings of the brain are studied. Each student chooses a journal club that focuses on a specific topic in neuroscience. In the weekly sessions, group members read, present and interpret original research papers, developing a deep understanding of the emerging scientific evidence in the topic area. This senior year unit of study will develop skills in critical analysis, interpretation and communication of new evidence.
Textbooks
Kandel, Schwartz, Jessel, Sigelbaum, Hudspeth. Principles of Neural Science. 5th Ed, Elsevier, NY, 2013
PCOL3022 Neuropharmacology

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Tina Hinton Session: Semester 2 Classes: Two 1 hour lectures per week, five 1 hour tutorials, three 3 hour practicals, elective project (equivalent to three 4 hour practicals). Prerequisites: (PCOL2011 and PCOL2012) OR (BMED2401 and 12 additional credit points of BMED240X) Prohibitions: PCOL3902 or PCOL3002 or PCOL3922 Assessment: One 2 hour theory exam, tutorial presentation, practical report, lecture quizzes and elective project (100%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit of study builds on pharmacological knowledge acquired in the intermediate PCOL and BMED units of study with a major emphasis on gaining an understanding of neuropharmacology. The neuropharmacology of the major neurotransmitters and their role in neuropsychiatric diseases is explored together with the treatment of conditions such as Alzheimer's disease, movement disorders, stroke, depression, anxiety, epilepsy, pain and schizophrenia. Elective projects relate to current research areas in Pharmacology.
Textbooks
Nestler, EJ, Hyman, SE and Malenka, RC. Molecular Neuropharmacology: A Foundations for Clinical Neuroscience, 2nd ed. McGraw Hill, 2009.
PCOL3922 Neuropharmacology (Advanced)

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Tina Hinton Session: Semester 2 Classes: Two 1 hour lectures per week, five 1 hour tutorials, three 3 hour practicals, elective project (equivalent to three 4 hour practicals). Prerequisites: An average mark of 75 in (PCOL2011 and PCOL2012) or (BMED2401 and 12 additional credit points of BMED240X) Prohibitions: PCOL3022 or PCOL3902 or PCOL3002 Assessment: One 2 hour theory exam, tutorial presentation, practical report, lecture quizzes and elective project (100%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit of study builds on pharmacological knowledge acquired in the intermediate PCOL and BMED units of study with a major emphasis on gaining an understanding of neuropharmacology. The neuropharmacology of the major neurotransmitters and their role in neuropsychiatric diseases is explored together with the treatment of conditions such as Alzheimer's disease, movement disorders, stroke, depression, anxiety, epilepsy, pain and schizophrenia. Elective projects relate to current research areas in Pharmacology.
Textbooks
Nestler, EJ, Hyman, SE and Malenka, RC. Molecular Neuropharmacology: A Foundations for Clinical Neuroscience, 2nd ed. McGraw Hill, 2009.
PSYC3011 Learning and Behaviour

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: Two 1 hour lectures and one 2 hour tutorial per week. Prerequisites: (PSYC2011 or PSYC2911 or PSYC2111) and 6 credit points from (PSYC2012 or PSYC2013 or PSYC2014). Prohibitions: PSYC3209 Assumed knowledge: PSYC2012 or PSYC2112 Assessment: One 2 hour exam, one 2000 word prac report, tutorial quizzes (100%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit addresses the fundamental concepts and more important research findings related to contemporary theories of associative learning in animals and humans. It examines the application of such fundamental research to issues such as drug use and food choice. It is designed to foster skills in reading primary sources in this area, and provide the opportunity for hands-on experience in carrying out a research project.
Textbooks
Bouton, M. E. (2007). Learning and Behavior: A contemporary synthesis. Sunderland, MA: Sinauer.
PSYC3012 Cognition, Language and Thought

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: Two 1 hour lectures and one 2 hour practical per week. Prerequisites: (PSYC2013 or PSYC2113) and 6 credit points from (PSYC2011 or PSYC2911 or PSYC2012 or PSYC2014). Prohibitions: PSYC3205 Assumed knowledge: PSYC2012 or PSYC2112 Assessment: One 2 hour exam, 2000 word prac report, practical exercise(s) (100%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit extends the theories and methods of investigating memory and attentional processes discussed in PSYC2013 to consider a number of domains of higher cognitive processing. One strand of the course will focus on the cognitive processes involved in speech perception, language comprehension, language production, and reading. The remainder of the course will deal with the cognitive processes involved in reasoning and skill acquisition. The practical program will expose students to a variety of the research methods used to investigate higher cognitive processes, develop their understanding of how these methods can be used to investigate hypotheses about mental processes and consider applications of cognitive research to real-world problems and issues.
PSYC3013 Perceptual Systems

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: Two 1-hour lectures and one 2-hour tutorial per week. Prerequisites: (PSYC2011 or PSYC2911 or PSYC2111) and 6 credit points from (PSYC2012 or PSYC2013 or PSYC2014 or ANAT2010 or ANAT2910) Prohibitions: PSYC3210 Assumed knowledge: PSYC2012 Assessment: One 2-hour exam, one 2000 word report, tutorial quiz, group presentation (100%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Perception poses many challenges: how do we see colour and movement? How do we perceive surfaces and materials? How does combining information from multiple senses improve our perception? This unit draws on behavioural and neurophysiological perspectives to deepen understanding of current research topics in perception. The emphasis is on how visual information is processed to accomplish functions such as perceiving a single edge, extracting the contours that form a face, or the spatial relations needed to call offside on the sports field. Students also gain conceptual tools for evaluating the empirical and theoretical worth of recent research in perception. During the tutorial component of the course students will develop a practical experiment in which they formulate and test a hypothesis. In this way students gain important research experience that gives them valuable insight into the scientific process as it exists both in professional work and in the empirical research project required for the Honours degree.
Textbooks
Sensation & Perception, Third Edition
PSYC3014 Behavioural and Cognitive Neuroscience

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: Two 1 hour lectures and one 2 hour practical per week. Prerequisites: [(PSYC2011 or PSYC2911) and 6 credit points from (PSYC2012 or PSYC2013 or PSYC2014)] OR [(PSYC2011 or PSYC2911 or PSYC2013) and (ANAT2010 or ANAT2910) and PCOL2011] Prohibitions: PSYC3215 or PSYC3204 or PSYC3914 Assumed knowledge: PSYC2113 or PSYC2013 Assessment: One 2 hour exam, one major essay/report 2000-2500 words, tutorial quiz and participation (100%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit of study will focus on approaches to studying neurosciences incorporating molecular, pre-clinical and clinical models of brain function. These biological models of brain function will be linked with behavioural, affective and cognitive function and dysfunction. The implications of focal cognitive deficits in neurological patients for models of normal cognitive function will also be explored. Specific topics to be covered will be selected from the following areas: sensorimotor integration, and the neural and molecular basis of learning and memory, attention, language, visual cognition and praxis. In addition to lectures, a practical component will cover basic neuroanatomy, histology and neuropharmacology, and will introduce students to experimental and case-study approaches to studying neurosciences.
PSYC3914 Behavioural and Cognitive Neuroscience Adv

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: Two lectures, one 1 hour tutorial and one 2 hour practical per week. Prerequisites: [An average mark of 75 in (PSYC2011 or PSYC2911) and 6 credit points from (PSYC2012 or PSYC2013 or PSYC2014)] OR [An average mark of 75 in (PSYC2011 or PSYC2911 or PSYC2013) and (ANAT2010 or ANAT2910) and PCOL2011] Prohibitions: PSYC3215 or PSYC3204 or PSYC3914 Assumed knowledge: PSYC2113 or PSYC2013 Assessment: 1 x 2 hour exam (end of semester), 1 x 1 hour quiz (mid-semester), 1 x presentation, 1 written assignment (lab report), attendance and participation in tutorial/practical exercises (100%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit of study will focus on approaches to studying neurosciences incorporating molecular, pre-clinical and clinical models of brain function. These biological models of brain function will be linked with behavioural, affective and cognitive function and dysfunction. The implications of focal cognitive deficits in neurological patients for models of normal cognitive function will also be explored. Specific topics to be covered will be selected from the following areas: sensorimotor integration, and the neural and molecular basis of learning and memory, attention, language, visual cognition and praxis. The lecture material will be the same as for PSYC3014, however, the practical class is targeted for those who would like to learn more about the experimental study of behaviour and the neurosciences. The practical component of the advanced stream will cover basic neuroanatomy, histology and neuropharmacology and will introduce students to experimental approaches to studying brain-behaviour relationships in a group-run, in-class experiment that will be conducted over the course of the semester.