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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2008:Semester 1, - Taught on campus.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 36 Hours; Non contact time commitment 84 Hours |
Total Time Commitment: Not available
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||None|
|Non Allowed Subjects:||None|
|Core Participation Requirements:||
For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.
It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/disability
CoordinatorProf Anthony Burkitt
|Subject Overview:||This subject introduces students to the basic mechanisms of information processing in the brain and nervous system, as well as both neural prostheses (that interface the neural system with therapeutic electrical devices) and artificial systems based upon the principles of neural processing (neuromorphic engineering). Topics covered include: neural properties underlying information processing in neurons, generation and propagation of action potentials (spikes), Hodgkin-Huxley equations, coding and transmission of neural information, simplified neural models, synaptic plasticity and learning in biological neural systems, learning in artificial neural systems, measurement of biological neuralsignals, neural prostheses, neuromorphic engineering.|
|Assessment:||One 1-hour test (10%), one 2-hour examination (40%) and two assignments of 3,000 words equivalent each (50%) including a presentation and a computer-based project using MATLAB.|
|Breadth Options:|| |
This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
|Generic Skills:|| |
On successful completion, students should be able to:
Master of Biomedical Engineering |
Master of Engineering Science(Biomedical Enginering)
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