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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.

SchoolMolecular Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorChristine Kettle

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

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Incompatible subjectsN/A

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Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Learning resources

Principles of Neural Science

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementRecommended

AuthorKandel, ER, Schwartz, JH and Jessell TM


Edition/Volume4TH ED



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Career Ready


Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Explain the role of neurotransmitter systems in the operation of the central nervous system and describe how neural activity may explain behaviour
02. Articulate the scientific and experimental nature of physiology
03. Demonstrate basic dexterity with a range of instrumentation and experimental techniques
04. Evaluate experimental design and interpret data, and constructively criticise own and others' results
05. Present a balanced position between the reductionist's view and a holistic context
06. Relate neurobiology to disciplines other than physiology, such as artificial intelligence, psychology and ethology
07. Express and promote ethical awareness

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