Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2015.
|Dates & Locations:|| |
This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2015:March, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 30 hours, 17 hours of lectures and 13 hours of tutorials over the five days. |
Total Time Commitment:
120 hours, including 30 contact hours
Students based at the Melbourne Brain Centre and the Howard Florey Laboratories enrolling in this subject must also enrol in the following subjects at the same time:
NEUR90009 Brain Imaging and Neural Networks A (12.5)
NEUR90010 Brain Imaging and Neural Networks B (6.25)
NEUR90012 Molecular and Cellular Neuroscience B (6.25)
NEUR90014 Neuroscience of Behaviour & Cognition B (6.25)
|Recommended Background Knowledge:|| |
Basic statistical knowledge (ie means, standard deviation, confidence interval, distributions) is desirable but not essential.
|Non Allowed Subjects:|| |
Students cannot enrol in and gain credit for this subject and:
|Core Participation Requirements:||
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, Prof Leonid Churilov
Dr Kathy Lefevere-Burd
T: +61 3 9035 7082
A/Professor Leonid Churilov
T: +61 3 9035 7089
This subject is an intensive 5 consecutive day program, introducing the main principles of scientific method, research design and scientific study validity using a structured approach. This subject will introduce the basic concepts of study design and layered topic-specific exercises and/or project-specific exercises. Students are taken through the initial ”building blocks” that form the basis for a sound research study. This includes:
A second major component of this subject covers statistical analysis in some detail:
The subject also introduces meta-analysis and highlights the guidelines for quality experimental neuroscience research.
In-class discussions form an integral part of this subject and special emphasis is placed on the application of concepts taught to the student's individual research project through a multi-disciplinary group exercise. This culminates in class presentations at the end of the week; discussions concerning these presentations illustrate various types of study designs and analyses used for different types of research approaches (eg behavioural, molecular, cellular, imaging and clinical).
On completion of this subject students will be able to:
|Breadth Options:|| |
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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