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 from the table below.
- ADVANCED: Anatomy & Histology Advanced
The minimum requirement is 24 credit points from any ANAT, HSTO, EMHU or NEUR UoS at Advanced level from the table below.
|UOS CODE||COURSE TITLE|
|Semester 1 - 2016|
|ANAT 2008||Principles of Histology|
|Semester 2 - 2016|
|ANAT 2009||Comparative Primate Anatomy|
|ANAT 2010||Concepts of Neuroanatomy|
|ANAT 2910||Concepts of Neuroanatomy (Advanced)|
|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 - 2016|
|ANAT 3004||Cranial & Cervical Anatomy|
|ANAT 3904||Cranial & Cervical Anatomy (Advanced)|
|ANAT 3994||Special Studies in Cranial & Cervical Anatomy|
|ANAT 3008||Musculoskeletal Anatomy|
|ANAT 3908||Musculoskeletal Anatomy (Advanced)|
|EMHU 3001||Electron Microscopy & Imaging/Theory|
|EMHU 3002||Electron Microscopy & Imaging/Prac|
|HSTO 3003||Cells and Development : Theory|
|HSTO 3004||Cels and Development Practical (Advanced)|
|NEUR 3003||Cellular & Development Neuroscience|
|NEUR 3903||Cellular & Development Neuroscience (Advanced)|
|NEUR 3004||Integrative Neuroscience|
|NEUR 3904||Integrative Neuroscience (Advanced)|
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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
The study of neuroscience encompasses a diverse range of disciplines that cross traditional subject boundaries. The study of neuroscience ranges from anatomy to neuronal function, from 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 coordination and execution of complex movements, from development to ageing, normal cognition to neurodegeneration, brain trauma and mental illness.
A major in Neuroscience is designed to provide a foundation in the basic biology of the brain’s cells, neuroanatomy as well as fundamentals of cognition. Students are able to choose subjects from anatomy (NEUR subjects) physiology (NEUR subjects), pharmacology (PCOL) and psychology (PSYC) in order to focus their cross-disciplinary studies with a molecular, cellular, anatomical or behavioural concentration.
Junior units of study
12 credit points from junior units of study from the science subject area of mathematics
24 credit points from junior units of study from the science subject areas of Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Physics, Psychology and Molecular Biology. MBLG1X01, BIOL1X03, PSYC1001 and junior CHEM are strongly recommended.
Intermediate elective units of study
It is recommended that intermediate units be chosen from the following units of study.
ANAT2010/2910* (Offered in 2016), PHSI2005/2905, PHSI2006/2906, MBLG2072/2902, PCOL2011, PCOL2012, PSYC2011, PSYC2012, PSYC2013.
Required senior units of study
At least 24 credit points (4 subjects) must be chosen from the units of study listed below. Credit points for senior units of study must be selected from at least two of the three subject areas: NEUR, PCOL and PSYC. That could be NEUR+PCOL, NEUR+PSYC or NEUR+PCOL - or better yet, all three to have a truly solid foundation in neuroscience.
Neuroscience (taught within the Disciplines of Anatomy and Physiology)
Semester 1 NEUR3005/3905*, NEUR3006/3906*
Semester 2 NEUR3003/3903, NEUR3004/3904
*Offered in 2016
NEUR3001(3901) and NEUR3002(3902) may be applied towards the major but will not be offered after 2015. These subjects have been re-structured as NEUR3005 and NEUR3006. If you have taken NEUR3001/NEUR3002, you cannot enroll in these new subjects.
Semester 1 PSYC3013, PSYC3014 (3914)
Semester 2 PSYC3011, PSYC3012
Semester 2 PCOL3022 (3922) Neuropharmacology
Honours, Graduate Diploma and Post-graduate Research
Neuroscience research is diverse and vibrant. It is an international priority area, with important work on diseases of the brain, mental illness, pain, brain mapping with new imaging techniques, neuronal and glial cell biology, drug development, neural circuitry and much more.
Opportunities for high-achieving students to undertake honours study within the field of neuroscience can be found across the Disciplines. Honours projects can be undertaken within individual disciplines: physiology, anatomy, pharmacology, psychology, pathology and associated research institutes. Students should canvass respective disciplines during their senior studies for details of projects, admission criteria and enrolment details for honours study. Students can also undertake a graduate diploma in one of the disciplines.