Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2011.
|Dates & Locations:|| |
This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2011:Semester 2, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 3 hours lecture , one hour tutorial per week and up to 24 hours workshop |
Total Time Commitment: 120 hours
Prerequisite for this subject is :
Study Period Commencement:
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||None|
|Non Allowed Subjects:||
Anti-requisite for this subjects are :
BMEN30001(431-336) Neurons: From Action Potential to Learning
|Core Participation Requirements:||For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills and Assessment Requirements of this entry. The University is dedicated to provide support to those with special requirements. Further details on the disability support scheme can be found at the Disability Liaison Unit website: http://www.services.unimelb.edu.au/disability/ |
Dr. David Grayden
|Subject Overview:||This subject introduces students to the basic mechanisms of information processing and learning in the brain and nervous system. Topics covered include: neural information processing analysed using information theoretic measures; generation and propagation of action potentials (spikes); Hodgkin-Huxley equations; coding and transmission of neural information (spiking rate, correlation and synchronisation); neural models (binary, rate based, integrate & fire, Hodgkin-Huxley, and multicompartmental); synaptic plasticity and learning in biological neural systems (synaptic basis of learning, short term, medium term and long term, and rate based Hebbian learning models); spike-timing dependent plasticity (STDP) of synapses; higher order neural pathways and systems (cortical structure and circuits). Material will be reinforced through MATLAB and/or NEURON based tutorials and laboratories|
|Objectives:||On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to: |
|Breadth Options:|| |
This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
Master of Biomedical Engineering |
Postgraduate Certificate in Engineering
Master of Engineering (Biomedical) |
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