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Neural Information Processing (Advanced) - NEUR3906

Year - 2020

This unit provides an introduction into the mechanisms that drive neurons and neural circuits throughout the brain and body. The lectures explore how signal intensity is translated into nerve impulse codes and how this information is again translated through synapses to convey and interpret information about the external world, to control the body and to record information for future use. We also consider how sensory and motor information is integrated through neural circuits in the brain and spinal cord. Practical classes introduce some of the different ways in which the workings of the brain are studied. This senior year unit of study will develop skills in critical analysis, interpretation and communication of new evidence.

2 x 1 hr lectures per week, 4 x 3-4 hour, mainstream course, prac per semester and 3-4 x 3 hours advanced practicals

mid-semester quiz (10%), advanced pracs group report (20%), practical class group presentation (10%), grant proposal (20%), final exam (40%)

Kandel, Schwartz, Jessel, Sigelbaum, Hudspeth. Principles of Neural Science. 5th Ed, Elsevier, NY, 2013

Assumed knowledge
(PHSI2X05 or PHSI2X07 or MEDS2001) or BMED2402


72cp 1000 to 3000 level units and an annual average mark of 70 or above in the previous year


NEUR3001 or NEUR3901 or NEUR3002 or NEUR3902 or NEUR3006


Faculty: Medicine and Health

Semester 1

24 Feb 2020

Department/School: Physiology
Study Mode: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Census Date: 31 Mar 2020
Unit of study level: Senior
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: No
Faculty/department permission required? No
More details
Unit of Study coordinator: Dr Dario Protti
HECS Band: 2
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