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, PSYC2010/2910, PSYC2013, PSYC2012.
ANAT2010
Concepts of Neuroanatomy
6    P 6cp from BIOL1XX3 AND 6cp from (ANAT2008, BIOL1XXX, MBLG1XXX, PSYC1XXX)
N ANAT2910 or BIOS1171 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 [6cp from BIOL1XX3 and 6cp from (ANAT2008, BIOL1XXX, MBLG1XXX, PSYC1XXX)] AND [a mark of 65 or above in 6cp from (BIOL1XXX, ANAT2008, MBLG1XXX, PSYC1XXX)]
N ANAT2010 or BIOS1171 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

Semester 2
MBLG2071
Molecular Biology and Genomics
6    P 6cp from (BIOL1XX7, MBLG1XXX),and 12cp from 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 12cp from CHEM1XXX and a mark of 75 or above in 6cp from (BIOL1XX7,MBLG1XXX)
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 12cp from (BIOL1XXX, MBLG1XXX) and 6cp from 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 of 75 or above in [12cp from (BIOL1XXX, MBLG1XXX) and 6cp from 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 6cp from CHEM1XXX and 6cp from (BIOL1XXX, MBLG1XXX)
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 6cp from CHEM1XXX and 6cp from (BIOL1XXX, MBLG1XXX)
N PCOL2555
Semester 2
PHSI2005
Integrated Physiology A
6    P 6cp from (MATH1XX5, ATHK1001) and 6cp from CHEM1XXX and 12cp from (BIOL1XXX, MBLG1XXX, PHYS1XXX, PSYC1XXX, CHEM1XXX, MATH1XXX (except MATH1XX5))
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 or above in 6cp from (MATH1XX5, ATHK1001) and 6cp from CHEM1XXX and 12cp from (BIOL1XXX, MBLG1XXX, PHYS1XXX, PSYC1XXX, CHEM1XXX, MATH1XXX (except MATH1XX5))
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


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 6cp from (MATH1XX5, ATHK1001) and 6cp from CHEM1XXX and 12cp from (BIOL1XXX, MBLG1XXX, PHYS1XXX, PSYC1XXX, CHEM1XXX, MATH1XXX (except MATH1XX5))
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 is highly recommended for progression to Senior Physiology. It is recommended that PHSI2005 is completed before enrolling in PHSI2006.
Semester 2
PHSI2906
Integrated Physiology B (Advanced)
6    P An average mark of 75 or above in 6cp from (MATH1XX5, ATHK1001) and 6cp from CHEM1XXX and 12cp from (BIOL1XXX, MBLG1XXX, PHYS1XXX, PSYC1XXX, CHEM1XXX, MATH1XXX (except MATH1XX5))
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


The completion of 6 credit points of MBLG units of study is highly recommended for progression to Senior Physiology.
Semester 2
PSYC2010
Brain and Behaviour
6    N PSYC2011, PSYC2911, PSYC2910
Semester 1
PSYC2910
Brain and Behaviour (Advanced)
6    N PSYC2011, PSYC2911, PSYC2010
Semester 1
PSYC2013
Cognitive and Social Psychology
6    P PSYC1001 and PSYC1002
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    A 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¿.
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 PHSI2XXX and/or PSYC2XXX and/or STAT2XXX).
N 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    A 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¿.
P An average mark of 75 in (NEUR3001 or NEUR3901 or NEUR3005 or NEUR3905) and (NEUR3002 or NEUR3902 or NEUR3006 or NEUR3906)
N 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    A 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¿.
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 PHSI2XXX and/or PSYC2XXX and/or STAT2XXX).
N 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    A 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¿.
P An average mark of 75 in (NEUR3001 or NEUR3901 or NEUR3005 or NEUR3905) and (NEUR3002 or NEUR3902 or NEUR3006 or NEUR3906)
N NEUR3004

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 [6cp from BMED2401 and 6cp from BMED2402 and 6cp from BMED240X] OR [6cp from ANAT2X10 and 6cp from (MBLGXXXX, BIOL1XXX)]
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 (6cp from BMED2401 and 6cp from BMED2402 and 6cp from BMED240X)] OR [An average mark of 75 or above in (6cp from ANAT2X10 and 6cp from (MBLGXXXX, BIOL1XXX)]
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 [6cp from BMED2401 and 6cp from BMED2402 and 6cp from BMED240X] OR [6cp from PHSI2X05 and 6cp from (MBLGXXXX, BIOL1XXX)]
N NEUR3001 or NEUR3901 or NEUR3002 or NEUR3902 or NEUR3906


We strongly recommend that students take (NEUR3005 or NEUR3905) and (NEUR3006 or NEUR3906) concurrently to gain a broad neurobiological understanding.
Semester 1
NEUR3906
Neural Information Processing (Advanced)
6    P [An average mark of 75 or above in (6cp from BMED2401 and 6cp from BMED2402 and 6cp from BMED240X)] OR [An average mark of 75 or above in (6cp from PHSI2X05 and 6cp from (MBLGXXXX, BIOL1XXX)]
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 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
Semester 2
PSYC3011
Learning and Behaviour
6    P (PSYC2011 or PSYC2911 or PSYC2010 or PSYC2910) and PSYC2012
Semester 1
PSYC3012
Cognition, Language and Thought
6    P PSYC2012 and PSYC2013
Semester 1
PSYC3013
Perceptual Systems
6    P (PSYC2010 or PSYC2910 or PSYC2011 or PSYC2911) and PSYC2012
Semester 2
PSYC3014
Behavioural and Cognitive Neuroscience
6    P [(PSYC2010 or PSYC2910 or PSYC2011 or PSYC2911) and 6 credit points from (PSYC2012 or PSYC2013 or PSYC2014)] OR [(PSYC2010 or PSYC2910 or PSYC2011 or PSYC2911 or PSYC2013) and (ANAT2010 or ANAT2910) and PCOL2011]
N PSYC3914
Semester 2
PSYC3914
Behavioural and Cognitive Neuroscience Adv
6    P [An average mark of 75 in (PSYC2010 or PSYC2910 or PSYC2011 or PSYC2911) and 6 credit points from (PSYC2012 or PSYC2013 or PSYC2014)] OR [An average mark of 75 in (PSYC2010 or PSYC2910 or PSYC2011 or PSYC2911 or PSYC2013) and (ANAT2010 or ANAT2910) and PCOL2011]
N PSYC3014
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, PSYC2010/2910, PSYC2013, PSYC2012.
ANAT2010 Concepts of Neuroanatomy

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Karen Cullen Session: Semester 2 Classes: 10 hours tutorial in 5 sessions during semester Prerequisites: 6cp from BIOL1XX3 AND 6cp from (ANAT2008, BIOL1XXX, MBLG1XXX, PSYC1XXX) Prohibitions: ANAT2910 or BIOS1171 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, critical writing assignment, mid-semester examination and periodic online quizzes and short written assignment Practical field work: Tutorials: 10 hours tutorial in 5 sessions during semester 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: [6cp from BIOL1XX3 and 6cp from (ANAT2008, BIOL1XXX, MBLG1XXX, PSYC1XXX)] AND [a mark of 65 or above in 6cp from (BIOL1XXX, ANAT2008, MBLG1XXX, PSYC1XXX)] Prohibitions: ANAT2010 or BIOS1171 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 2-hour theory exam, one 45 min practical exam, one 1200 word critical scientific review article, one mid-semester quiz, three short online quiz-style assignments Practical field work: 1 x 1 hr 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 (4th edition) Wolters Kluwer, 2016. Recommended Atlas: Nolte & Angevine. The human brain in photographs and diagrams. 4th edition Philadelphia: Elsevier/Saunders, 2013.
MBLG2071 Molecular Biology and Genomics

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Markus Hofer Session: Semester 1 Classes: Two 1-hour lectures per week and one 4-hour practical per fortnight. Prerequisites: 6cp from (BIOL1XX7, MBLG1XXX),and 12cp from 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 (theory and theory of practical 70%), in-semester (practical work and assignments 30%), 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 systems 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, one 2 hour poster session. Prerequisites: 12cp from CHEM1XXX and a mark of 75 or above in 6cp from (BIOL1XX7,MBLG1XXX) 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 (theory and theory of practical 70%), in-semester (practical work and assignments 30%) 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 systems, clone a DNA fragment into a vector and determine its identity by perfomring a plasmid isolation and restriciton enzyme digest, use PCR to determine the geneotypes of transgenic mice as well as perform 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 Nathan Lo Session: Semester 2 Classes: Two 1-hour lectures per week, one 2-3 hour practical per week, one tutorial every second week. Prerequisites: 12cp from (BIOL1XXX, MBLG1XXX) and 6cp from CHEM1XXX Prohibitions: MBLG2002 or MBLG2972 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.
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 Nathan Lo 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 of 75 or above in [12cp from (BIOL1XXX, MBLG1XXX) and 6cp from 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: 5 workshops (12hr 15 min total), wet and dry labs (1x2 hrs and 4x4 hrs), lectures (2x1 hr per week). Prerequisites: 6cp from CHEM1XXX and 6cp from (BIOL1XXX, MBLG1XXX) 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%),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: 6cp from CHEM1XXX and 6cp from (BIOL1XXX, MBLG1XXX) 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 skills. 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.
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 per week. Prerequisites: 6cp from (MATH1XX5, ATHK1001) and 6cp from CHEM1XXX and 12cp from (BIOL1XXX, MBLG1XXX, PHYS1XXX, PSYC1XXX, CHEM1XXX, MATH1XXX (except MATH1XX5)) 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: One written exam; individual written assessments, and quizzes (100%) Practical field work: One 3 hour practical or one 3 hour tutorial per week. 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 an introduction to the basic concepts underpinning physiology, excitable cell (nerve and muscle) physiology, as well as the functions of the nervous system (central processing, and sensory and motor systems). It also incorporates cardiovascular and exercise physiology. The practical component involves experiments on humans and isolated tissues, with an emphasis on hypothesis generation and data analysis. Tutorial sessions develop critical thinking, the integrative nature of physiology, and generic skills in scientific writing and presentation. The practicals and tutorials also emphasise group learning and team work.
Textbooks
Dee Unglaub Silverthorn. Human Physiology: An Integrated Approach, 7th edition. 2015. ISBN-10: 0321981227; ISBN-13: 978-0321981226 (International Edition)
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 or above in 6cp from (MATH1XX5, ATHK1001) and 6cp from CHEM1XXX and 12cp from (BIOL1XXX, MBLG1XXX, PHYS1XXX, PSYC1XXX, CHEM1XXX, MATH1XXX (except MATH1XX5)) 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: 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 or one 3 hour tutorial per week. There will be one 4 hour practical session. Prerequisites: 6cp from (MATH1XX5, ATHK1001) and 6cp from CHEM1XXX and 12cp from (BIOL1XXX, MBLG1XXX, PHYS1XXX, PSYC1XXX, CHEM1XXX, MATH1XXX (except MATH1XX5)) 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 is highly recommended for progression to Senior Physiology. It is recommended that PHSI2005 is completed before enrolling in PHSI2006.
This unit of study offers a basic introduction to the functions of the remaining body systems: gastrointestinal, respiratory, haematology, 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: 0321750071. ISBN-13: 978-0321750075.
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 or above in 6cp from (MATH1XX5, ATHK1001) and 6cp from CHEM1XXX and 12cp from (BIOL1XXX, MBLG1XXX, PHYS1XXX, PSYC1XXX, CHEM1XXX, MATH1XXX (except MATH1XX5)) 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: 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).
PSYC2010 Brain and Behaviour

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Ian Johnston Session: Semester 1 Classes: 3x1hr lectures and 1x1hr tutorial per week Prohibitions: PSYC2011, PSYC2911, PSYC2910 Assessment: 1x2hr examination, 1x1500 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, abnormal psychology 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. The Abnormal Psychology section will focus on emotional and motivational disroders, such as 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.
Textbooks
Bouton, M.E. (2007). Learning and Behavior: A Contemporary Synthesis. Sinauer.
PSYC2910 Brain and Behaviour (Advanced)

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Ian Johnston Session: Semester 1 Classes: 3x1hr lectures and 1x1hr tutorial per week Prohibitions: PSYC2011, PSYC2911, PSYC2010 Assessment: 1x2hr examination, 1x1500 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, Abnormal Psychology 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. The Abnormal Psychology section will focus on emotional and motivational disorders, such as 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.
Textbooks
Bouton, M.E. (2007). Learning and Behavior: A Contemporary Synthesis. Sinauer.
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 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 PHSI2XXX and/or PSYC2XXX and/or STAT2XXX). Prohibitions: NEUR3903 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¿. Assessment: Final exam. Mid-semester exam, Major essay/report, attendance and particpation in assessment of Advanced student presentations (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. 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 systems.
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 75 in (NEUR3001 or NEUR3901 or NEUR3005 or NEUR3905) and (NEUR3002 or NEUR3902 or NEUR3006 or NEUR3906) Prohibitions: NEUR3003 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¿. Assessment: Final exam. Mid-semester exam, Major essay/report, Mini-lecture, Attendance at and participation in assessment of advanced student presentations (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 to three 1-hour lectures, one 2-hour tutorial. 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). Prohibitions: NEUR3904 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¿. 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%). 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. 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.
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 laboratory per week. Prerequisites: An average mark of 75 in (NEUR3001 or NEUR3901 or NEUR3005 or NEUR3905) and (NEUR3002 or NEUR3902 or NEUR3006 or NEUR3906) Prohibitions: NEUR3004 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¿. Assessment: Mid-semester exam, Final exam, Major essay/report, Tutorial participation, Mini lecture, Attendance at and participation in assessment of advanced student presentations (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 5, 6, 11 only) Prerequisites: [6cp from BMED2401 and 6cp from BMED2402 and 6cp from BMED240X] OR [6cp from ANAT2X10 and 6cp from (MBLGXXXX, BIOL1XXX)] Prohibitions: NEUR3001 or NEUR3901 or NEUR3002 or NEUR3902 or NEUR3905 Assessment: one mid-semester practical exam, one final theory exam, one final practical exam, 'Neuroscience in the Media' 3 team-based assessment tasks during seminars and 1 individual written assignment 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, 8 one-hour seminars (weeks 4-12) Prerequisites: [An average mark of 75 or above in (6cp from BMED2401 and 6cp from BMED2402 and 6cp from BMED240X)] OR [An average mark of 75 or above in (6cp from ANAT2X10 and 6cp from (MBLGXXXX, BIOL1XXX)] Prohibitions: NEUR3001 or NEUR3901 or NEUR3002 or NEUR3902 or NEUR3005 Assessment: one mid-semester practical exam, one final theory exam, one final practical exam, Journal Club participation, Journal Club presentation and 1 individual written assignment 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. By undertaking the advanced unit students will participate in weekly small group seminars which use the Journal Club style practiced widely in research institutions around the world. The aim of the Journal Club is to develop critical thinking and detailed knowledge in a specific area of neuroscience research. This will be achieved through detailed discussions and presentations under the guidance of a research-active academic. 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: [6cp from BMED2401 and 6cp from BMED2402 and 6cp from BMED240X] OR [6cp from PHSI2X05 and 6cp from (MBLGXXXX, BIOL1XXX)] 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 5 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 to gain a broad neurobiological understanding.
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 (learning and memory). 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 (6cp from BMED2401 and 6cp from BMED2402 and 6cp from BMED240X)] OR [An average mark of 75 or above in (6cp from PHSI2X05 and 6cp from (MBLGXXXX, BIOL1XXX)] 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: Associate Professor Elena Bagley 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: 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: Associate Professor Elena Bagley 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 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 PSYC2010 or PSYC2910) and PSYC2012 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: PSYC2012 and PSYC2013 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: (PSYC2010 or PSYC2910 or PSYC2011 or PSYC2911) and 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: [(PSYC2010 or PSYC2910 or PSYC2011 or PSYC2911) and 6 credit points from (PSYC2012 or PSYC2013 or PSYC2014)] OR [(PSYC2010 or PSYC2910 or PSYC2011 or PSYC2911 or PSYC2013) and (ANAT2010 or ANAT2910) and PCOL2011] Prohibitions: PSYC3914 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 and neuroscientific methods. The practical component will also introduce students to experimental and neuropsychological approaches to studying the relationahip between brain and behaviour.
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 (PSYC2010 or PSYC2910 or PSYC2011 or PSYC2911) and 6 credit points from (PSYC2012 or PSYC2013 or PSYC2014)] OR [An average mark of 75 in (PSYC2010 or PSYC2910 or PSYC2011 or PSYC2911 or PSYC2013) and (ANAT2010 or ANAT2910) and PCOL2011] Prohibitions: PSYC3014 Assessment: One 2 hour exam (end of semester), one quiz (mid-semester), one presentation, one 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. 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.