Units and Majors
Complete listing of units
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Units by degree pathway
- Bachelor of Medical Science
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- Bachelor of Science
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- MAINSTREAM: Anatomy & Histology
The minimum requirement is 24 credit points from any SENIOR ANAT, HSTO, EMHU or NEUR UoS.
- ADVANCED: Anatomy & Histology Advanced
The minimum requirement is 24 credit points from any ANAT, HSTO, EMHU or NEUR UoS at Advanced level
|UOS CODE||COURSE TITLE|
|Semester 1 - 2016|
|ANAT 2008||Principles of Histology|
|Semester 2 - 2015|
|ANAT 2009||Comparative Primate Anatomy|
|ANAT 2010||Concepts of Neuroanatomy|
|Semester 1 - 2016|
|ANAT 3006||Forensic Osteology|
|ANAT 3007||Visceral Anatomy|
|ANAT 3907||Visceral Anatomy(Advanced)|
|NEUR 3005||Functional Neuroanatomy|
|NEUR 3905||Functional Neuroanatomy (Advanced)|
|HSTO 3001||Microscopy & Histochemistry Theory|
|HSTO 3902||Microscopy & Histochemistry Practical (Advanced)|
|Semester 2 - 2015|
|ANAT 3004||Cranial & Cervical Anatomy|
|ANAT3904||Cranial & Cervical Anatomy (Adv.)|
|ANAT 3008||Musculoskeletal Anatomy|
|EMHU 3001||Electron Microscopy & Imaging/Theory|
|EMHU 3002||Electron Microscopy & Imaging/Prac|
|HSTO 3003||Cells and Development : Theory|
|HSTO 3004||Cels and Development Practical (Adv)|
|NEUR 3003||Cellular & Development Neuroscience|
|NEUR 3903||Cellular & Development Neuroscience (Adv.)|
|NEUR 3004||Integrative Neuroscience|
|NEUR 3904||Integrative Neuroscience (Adv.)|
|NEUR 3903||Cellular & Developmental Neuroscience|
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Neuroscience encompasses a diverse range of disciplines that cross traditional subject boundaries. The study of neuroscience ranges from anatomy to neuronal function; the cellular and molecular biology of the neuron to the complex phenomena of perception, emotion and memory, from the regulation of breathing and blood pressure to movement, development to ageing, normal cognition to neurodegeneration.
A major in Neuroscience is designed to provide a foundation in the basic biology of the brain as well as the fundamentals of cognition. Students are able to focus their cross-disciplinary studies with a molecular, cellular, anatomical and behavioural concentration.
A cross-disciplinary major requires careful selection of subjects to fulfill the requirements of the major.
Completion requirements for a Major in Neuroscience
Junior units of study
- (i) 12 credit points from Junior Units of Study from the Science Subject Area of Mathematics; and
- (ii) 24 credit points from Junior Units of Study from the Science Subject Areas of Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Physics, Psychology and Molecular Biology. MBLG 1001 is strongly recommended.
Intermediate elective units of study
It is recommended that intermediate units be chosen from the following Units of Study.
- MBLG2771 (or MBLG2001/2101)
- MBLG 2871
- PCOL 2012
- PHSI2005 (2905)
- PHSI2006 (2906)
- PSYC 2013
Senior elective units of study
At least 24 credit points from the following Units of Study:
- PCOL3022 (3922)
- NEUR3001 (3901), NEUR3002 (3902), NEUR3003 (3903), NEUR3004 (3904)
- PSYC 3011, PSYC 3013, PSYC 3014, PSYC 3012
Credit points for senior electives must be selected from at least two (2) of the subject areas:
Honours and post-graduate research
Research in neuroscience is vibrant and an international priority area. There are many opportunities for high-achieving students to undertake honours study within the field of neuroscience. Honours projects are typically undertaken within individual disciplines: physiology, anatomy, pharmacology, psychology, pathology and associated institutes. Students should canvass respective departments during their senior studies for details of projects, admission criteria and enrolment details.