NEUR333 Neurobiology II

Updated: 13 July 2020
Credit Points 6
Offering
Location Teaching Period Mode of Study
Armidale Trimester 2 Online
Armidale Trimester 2 On Campus
Intensive School(s) None
Supervised Exam There is a supervised exam at the end of the teaching period in which you are enrolled. The exam will either be paper-based and offered at an established exam venue or online with supervision via webcam and screen sharing technology. Coordinated by UNE Exams Unit.
Pre-requisites 96cp including NEUR331 and NEUR332 or candidature in a postgraduate award
Co-requisites None
Restrictions NEUR533
Notes None
Combined Units NEUR533 - Neurobiology II
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 chemical control of brain and behaviour, 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 et al., Cengage 4th ed. 2016

Text refers to: Trimester 2, On Campus and Online

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

There is a supervised exam at the end of the teaching period in which you are enrolled. The exam will be offered online with supervision via webcam and screen sharing technology. Coordinated by UNE Exams Unit.. 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.