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Neuroscience Honours Project D - NEUR4106

Year - 2020

Research in the field of neuroscience aims to enhance our knowledge of the structure of the nervous system and the mechanisms that underlie its functioning in both healthy and pathological states. As such, neuroscience research encompasses investigations into: Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, disorders of chronic pain, addiction, sensory information such as vision, audition, balance, somatosensation and olfaction, and the integration of these modalities. These functions can be studied using a range of approaches including: understanding the pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics of drugs and neurotransmitters that affect neurons and related cells; characterising the electrophysiological properties of neurons and related cells (either isolated or within a larger network of cells); or examining the behaviour of the whole organism. Research in neuroscience thus falls across the disciplines of Anatomy and Histology, Physiology, Pharmacology and Psychology. This unit represents part of the project-based requirements to complete Honours in Neuroscience. Completion of the project aims to provide training in advanced scientific methodologies, technical skills and critical thinking skills. You will be expected to design and carry out experiments, collect and analyse data and evaluate your experimental results. The findings you obtain will be interpreted in relation to previous research done in this area and to the general field in which the work is relevant. On successful completion of the honours project you will have developed generic attributes of analytical and critical thinking, communication and laboratory research skills as well as an in-depth advanced knowledge of your chosen research topic.

Classes
laboratory-based project supported by the supervisor

Assessment
written examination (80%), oral examination (20%)

Additional information
All candidates must meet with the Honours coordinator before the end of semester two of the preceding year (semester one for mid-year applicants) to discuss your intentions to undertake honours in Neuroscience.

Co-requisites

NEUR4105

Details

Faculty: Medicine and Health

Semester 1

24 Feb 2020

Department/School: Anatomy and Histology
Study Mode: Supervision
Census Date: 31 Mar 2020
Unit of study level: Honours
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: No
Faculty/department permission required? No
Location
Camperdown
Faculty: Medicine and Health

Semester 2

03 Aug 2020

Department/School: Anatomy and Histology
Study Mode: Supervision
Census Date: 31 Aug 2020
Unit of study level: Honours
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: No
Faculty/department permission required? No
Location
Camperdown
More details
Unit of Study coordinator: Kevin Keay
HECS Band: 3
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