NEUR331 Neurobiology I

Updated: 02 October 2019
Credit Points 6
Offering
Location Teaching Period Mode of Study
Armidale Trimester 1 Online
Armidale Trimester 1 On Campus
Intensive School(s)

Intensive schools are for students enrolled in Online Mode only, unless specified in the notes.

Start Finish Attendance Notes
20 April 2020 21 April 2020 Mandatory The intensive school is mandatory for on-campus and online students. Students must attend the Mandatory Workshop during the Intensive School, which is held in Armidale.
Supervised Exam There is a supervised exam at the end of the teaching period in which you are enrolled. The paper-based exam will be held at an established exam venue, and coordinated by UNE Exams Unit.
Pre-requisites 96cp or candidature in a postgraduate award
Co-requisites None
Restrictions NEUR531
Notes None
Combined Units NEUR531 - Neurobiology I
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 movement. 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 spinal and brain control of movement.

Materials Textbook information will be displayed approximately 8 weeks prior to the commencement of the teaching period. Please note that textbook requirements may vary from one teaching period to the next.
Disclaimer Unit information may be subject to change prior to commencement of the teaching period.
Assessment Assessment information will be published prior to commencement of the teaching period.
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.