Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2012.
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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2012:May, Parkville - Taught on campus.
This is an intensive subject offered in May each year. Contact the Course Convenor for timetable information.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 32 hours, 19 hours of lectures, 10 hours of tutorials, a one-hour practical demonstration and two x 1-hour seminars by guest speakers. |
Total Time Commitment:
60 hours, including 32 contact hours
Students based at the Melbourne Brain Centre and the Florey Institutes Laboratories enrolling in this subject must also enrol in the following subjects at the same time:
NEUR90007 Design and Analysis for Neurosciences A (12.5)
NEUR90008 Design and Analysis for Neurosciences B (6.25)
NEUR90009 Understanding Brain Imaging A (12.5)
NEUR90010 Understanding Brain Imaging B (6.25)
NEUR90012 Molecular and Cellular Neuroscience B (6.25)
|Recommended Background Knowledge:|| |
Three years of undergraduate third-year sequence in a relevant biomedical science, psychology or engineering discipline.
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Students cannot enrol in and gain credit for this subject and:
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For the purposes of considering requests 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 Overview, Objectives, 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 the Disability Liaison Unit:
CoordinatorDr Kathelijne Lefevere, Dr Olivia Carter
Dr Kathy Lefevere-Burd
T: +61 3 9035 7082
Dr Olivia Carter
T: +61 3 8344 6372
This subject is an intensive 5 consecutive day overview of the range of research methodologies used to understand how different structures, chemicals and neural response within the brain work together to achieve complex behaviour and cognitive functions. Through exposure to a selection of current research topics and available experimental methodologies the subject explains how the interplay between clinical populations’ studies, healthy subjects’ studies combined with animal models of behaviour contribute to advances in the field. The multi-disciplinary nature of this fast-developing field is emphasised through the various collaborations between the presenters from disciplines spanning Biomedical and Health Sciences, Psychology and Electrical Engineering. Seven themes are discussed as follows:
A group project will focus on reward-encoding to demonstrate how an interdisciplinary approach played a critical role in informing our current understanding of how the brain processes reward. This example will also illustrate how a single element of brain function can have a vast array of consequence ranging from complex patterns of global economic behaviour through to clinical symptoms of addiction. Students are split into multi-disciplinary groups to analyse a set paper, each representing a different investigative technique for the same problem. Class presentations at the end of week allow each group to discuss their conclusions and share a class discussion illustrating the points outlined above.
On completion of this subject students will be able to:
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This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
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On completion of this subject, students will have developed the following generic skills:
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