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: 32.5 hours, 18 hours of lectures, 6 hours of computer tutorials, 6 hours of tutorials and 2.5 hours of practical demonstrations over five days. |
Total Time Commitment:
60 hours, including 32.5 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:
NEUR90007 Design and Analysis for Neurosciences A (12.5)
NEUR90008 Design and Analysis for Neurosciences B (6.25)
NEUR90009 Brain Imaging and Neural Networks A (12.5)
NEUR90010 Brain Imaging and Neural Networks B (6.25)
NEUR90013 Neuroscience of Behaviour & Cognition A (12.5)
NEUR90014 Neuroscience of Behaviour & Cognition B (6.25)
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||
Three years of undergraduate third-year sequence in a relevant biomedical science or engineering discipline. Basic knowledge of neurobiology 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 Wah Chin Boon
Dr Kathy Lefevere-Burd
T: +61 3 9035 7082
Dr Christopher Reid
T: +61 3 9035 6372
This subject is an intensive 5 consecutive day overview of a range of research methodologies used in contemporary basic neuroscience. The premise of this subject is to take the student through the most common cellular neuroscience experimental methods. Several themes are explored extending from the molecular level through to cellular function and ultimately neuronal network characterisation. Specific themes include:
A series of 18 one-hour lectures, 6 hours computer tutorials, 6 hours tutorials and 2 and-a-half hours practical demonstrations (totalling 32.5 contact hours) will be used to illustrate the various methodologies and approaches. This includes a tour of the Brain Bank and imaging suite facilities. A group project asks students to develop a virtual set of experiments that use the various methodologies introduced. This will be done in the context of a specific protein and how the students may probe dysfunction of this protein in a disease state (eg sodium channels in epilepsy). Class presentations reporting each group’s virtual experiments will be discussed in front of a panel of research experts at the end of the week.
|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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