NEUR331 Neurobiology I

Credit Points 6
Offering
Responsible Campus Teaching Period Mode of Study
Armidale Trimester 1 Off Campus
Armidale Trimester 1 On Campus
Intensive School(s)

Intensive schools are for off campus students only, unless specified in the notes.

Start Finish Attendance Notes
02 April 2017 03 April 2017 Mandatory On- and off-campus students must attend the intensive school.
Supervised Exam There is a UNE Supervised Examination held at the end of the teaching period in which you are enrolled.
Pre-requisites 96cp or candidature in a postgraduate award
Co-requisites None
Restrictions None
Notes None
Combined Units None
Coordinator(s) Adam Hamlin (ahamlin@une.edu.au)
Unit Description

This unit will explore the molecular, cellular and physiological underpinnings of the nervous system. This knowledge will then be applied to develop a deeper understanding of the neurophysiological basis of sensory perception and behaviour. Topics will include the resting membrane and action potentials; synaptic transmission; and neurotransmitters and molecular signalling. Students will then cover the sensory systems, including chemical sensors, vision, hearing and somatic sensation before exploring the chemical control of brain and behaviour.

Prescribed Material
Mandatory

Text(s):

Note: Students are expected to purchase prescribed material. Please note that textbook requirements may vary from one teaching period to the next.

Neuroscience: Exploring the Brain

ISBN: 9780781778176
Bear, M.F, Connors, B.W. and Paradiso, M.A., Wolters Kluwer Health 4th ed. 2015

Note: Students enrolling in NEUR331, NEUR332 and NEUR333 can purchase The Package of Neuroscience: Exploring the Brain and Barr's The Human Nervous System: An Anatomical Viewpoint (ISBN 9781496343857) at a 10% discount.

Text refers to: Trimester 1, On and Off Campus

Disclaimer Unit information may be subject to change prior to commencement of the teaching period.
Assessment
Must
Complete
Title Exam Length Weight Mode No. Words
Compulsory Assessment 1 5% 100
Assessment Notes

Online quiz. Assessment of knowledge, evaluation and analysis of molecular, cellular, and physiological neuroscience.

Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1, 2, 3, 5, 6

Compulsory Assessment 2 5% 100
Assessment Notes

Online quiz. Assessment of knowledge, evaluation and analysis of molecular, cellular, and physiological neuroscience.

Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1, 2, 3, 5, 6

Compulsory Assessment 3 5% 100
Assessment Notes

Online quiz. Assessment of knowledge, evaluation and analysis of molecular, cellular, and physiological neuroscience.

Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1, 2, 3, 5, 6

Compulsory Assessment 4 5% 100
Assessment Notes

Online quiz. Assessment of knowledge, evaluation and analysis of molecular, cellular, and physiological neuroscience.

Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1, 2, 3, 5, 6

Compulsory Assessment 5 10% 500
Assessment Notes

Practical quiz. Assessment of knowledge, evaluation, analysis and technical skills of modern molecular, cellular, and physiological neuroscience.

Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1, 2, 4, 5, 6

Compulsory Assessment 6 20% 2000
Assessment Notes

Essay. Critical evaluation of current research in the field of molecular, cellular, and physiological neuroscience. It is mandatory to pass this assessment in order to pass this unit.

Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1, 2, 3, 5, 6

Compulsory Final Examination 2 hrs 15 mins 50%
Assessment Notes

It is mandatory to pass this examination in order to pass this unit.

Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1, 2, 3, 5, 6


Learning Outcomes (LO) Upon completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. exhibit a broad and coherent theoretical and technical knowledge of neuroscience with depth in the concepts and ideas underlying molecular, cellular, and physiological underpinnings of the nervous system;
  2. analyse and evaluate information regarding the molecular, cellular, and physiological underpinnings of the nervous system;
  3. transmit knowledge, skills and ideas to others both verbally and in written formats;
  4. demonstrate well-developed cognitive and current technical skills in the field of molecular, cellular, and physiological neuroscience;
  5. demonstrate autonomy and judgement to exhibit a sound knowledge of molecular, cellular, and physiological neuroscience; and
  6. demonstrate self-directed learning in the fields of molecular, cellular, and physiological neuroscience.