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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2008:Semester 2, - Taught on campus.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 36 lectures (three 1-hour lectures per week) plus six two-hour tutorials |
Total Time Commitment: 120 hours
|Prerequisites:||Life science package, or any first-year biology, chemistry, physics or mathematics subject. Prerequisites may be waived by the Head of Department.|
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||None|
|Non Allowed Subjects:||None|
|Core Participation Requirements:||It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study and reasonable steps will be made to enhance a student’s participation in the University’s programs. Students who feel their disability may impact upon their active and safe participation in a subject are encouraged to discuss this with the relevant subject coordinator and the Disability Liaison Unit.|
CoordinatorDr P Kitchener; Dr A Allen
|Subject Overview:|| |
This subject provides a broad introduction to neuroscience. The topics covered range from the molecular and cellular mechanisms underlying neural function to an introduction to complex behaviours such as thought and language. It forms an ideal grounding for the more specialist third-year neuroscience subjects and should be taken by all students looking to major in neuroscience. Because of its broad nature, it is also suitable for students who wish to learn something about neuroscience without majoring in the topic.
The subject aims to provide the student with:
|Assessment:||A 50-minute written examination held mid-semester (30%); a 2-hour written examination in the examination period (70%).|
|Breadth Options:|| |
This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
Students enrolled in the BSc (pre-2008 BSc), BASc or a combined BSc course will receive science credit for the completion of this subject.
This subject is taught jointly by the Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology and the Department of Physiology.
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