NEUR333 Neurobiology II

Updated: 22 March 2017
Credit Points 6
Offering
Responsible Campus Teaching Period Mode of Study
Armidale Trimester 2 Off Campus
Armidale Trimester 2 On Campus
Intensive School(s) None
Supervised Exam There is a UNE Supervised Examination held at the end of the teaching period in which you are enrolled.
Pre-requisites 96cp including NEUR331 and NEUR332 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 use the knowledge gained in Neurobiology I and Neuroanatomy to explore how constellations of neurons form complex circuits to perform common functions and will include discussion of the major pathological conditions that affect these systems. Topics will include motor control, motivation, sex, emotions, language, attention and consciousness, and the plasticity underpinning learning and memory.

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 2, 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

Assessment of knowledge, evaluation and analysis of motor control, motivation, sex, emotions, language, attention and consciousness, and the plasticity underpinning learning and memory.

Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1, 2, 3, 5, 6

Compulsory Assessment 2 5% 100
Assessment Notes

Assessment of knowledge, evaluation and analysis of motor control, motivation, sex, emotions, language, attention and consciousness, and the plasticity underpinning learning and memory.

Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1, 2, 3, 5, 6

Compulsory Assessment 3 5% 100
Assessment Notes

Assessment of knowledge, evaluation and analysis of motor control, motivation, sex, emotions, language, attention and consciousness, and the plasticity underpinning learning and memory.

Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1, 2, 3, 5, 6

Compulsory Assessment 4 5% 100
Assessment Notes

Assessment of knowledge, evaluation and analysis of motor control, motivation, sex, emotions, language, attention and consciousness, and the plasticity underpinning learning and memory.

Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1, 2, 3, 5, 6

Compulsory Assessment 5 20% 3500
Assessment Notes

Essay. Critical evaluation of current research in the field of systems neuroscience. It is mandatory to pass this assessment in order to pass this unit.

Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

Compulsory Final Examination 2 hrs 15 mins 60%
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 systems neuroscience;
  2. analyse and evaluate information regarding how constellations of neurons form complex circuits to perform common functions;
  3. transmit knowledge, skills and ideas to others both verbally and in written formats;
  4. demonstrate well-developed cognitive skills in the field of systems neuroscience;
  5. demonstrate autonomy and judgement to exhibit a sound knowledge of systems neuroscience; and
  6. demonstrate self-directed learning in the field of systems neuroscience.