Major/Minor/Specialisation !J07-MAJ+1008 (2009)

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Year and Campus: 2009


Dr Peter Kitchener

Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology


Overview: Neuroscience is one of the largest areas of study within the entire sphere of modern biology and is an area where Australian research has signification international impact. Students completing a neuroscience major will understand the fundamental organisation and functional principles of the nervous system: from the biology of nerve cells and neural circuits through to neural systems and complex behaviours. From the two compulsory subjects (Principles of Neuroscience; Neurophysiology: Neurons, Synapses and Circuits) students will gain an overview of the breadth of modern neuroscience and how it interrelates aspects of molecular and cell biology, physiology, psychology, cognitive and information science. The diversity of neuroscience is reflected in the range of subjects that complement the two compulsory subjects. These electives allow further study of the nervous system at the molecular (Neurochemistry, Neuropharmacology), cellular (Developmental Neurobiology), and systems (Sensation, Movement and Complex Functions, Vision Science) levels of neural organisation.
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There are no second year level selective subjects required for the Neuroscience major; students will need to complete the following third year level units:

Third Year

Principles of Neuroscience
Neurophysiology: Neurons, Synapses and Circuits

Plus two subjects from:

Sensation, Movement and Higher Functions
Developmental Neurobiology
Cell Signalling and Neurochemistry

NB Complete information on third year level subjects will be available in the 2010 Handbook which will be published late 2009.

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Related Course(s): Bachelor of Biomedicine

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