BRAIN, MIND AND BEHAVIOUR

BIO3BMB

2014

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject students will explore contemporary neurophysiology, with the emphasis on the process of experimental discovery. The subject will cover functional anatomy of the brain and neural imaging, synaptic integration, computational characteristics of neuronal circuits, information processing in the visual system, and higher functions such as sleep, learning, memory and movement control. The practical component aims to complement the theory and consolidate experimental skills. Class discussion on current topics and controversies in neuroscience will be delivered from a multidisciplinary perspective.

FacultyFaculty of Science, Tech & Engineering

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorChristine Kettle

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites PHA2PGA

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsPrinciples of Neural ScienceRecommendedKandel, ER, Schwartz, JH and Jessell TM 20004TH ED, MCGRAW HILL

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2014, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorChristine Kettle

Class requirements

Laboratory Class Week: 31 - 43
One 3.0 hours laboratory class per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
Two 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Tutorial Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments%
Article presentation (two x 10 mins)20
End of semester written exam (2 hours)40
Group presentation (40 mins)25
Prac interview (10 mins)15