BRAIN, MIND AND BEHAVIOUR

BIO3BMB

2021

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

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesPHA2PGA

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Readings

Principles of Neural Science

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorKandel, ER, Schwartz, JH and Jessell TM

Year2000

Edition/Volume4TH ED

PublisherMCGRAW HILL

ISBNN/A

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Career Ready

Career-focusedNo

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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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2021, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorChristine Kettle

Class requirements

Laboratory ClassWeek: 30 - 42
One 3.00 h laboratory class per week on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.

LectureWeek: 30 - 42
Two 1.00 h lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.

TutorialWeek: 30 - 42
One 1.00 h tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Book chapter (1000 words per author)

N/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO4, SILO5, SILO6, SILO7

End of semester written exam (2 hours)

N/AN/AN/ANo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO4, SILO5, SILO6, SILO7

Group presentation (40 mins) (250 word equiv per student)

N/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO1, SILO3, SILO4, SILO7

Chapter review (500words)

N/AN/AN/ANo10 SILO1, SILO2, SILO6, SILO7

Chapter summary and questions (500 words)

N/AN/AN/ANo10 SILO1, SILO2, SILO6