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PHY3012 - Integrative neuroscience

6 points, SCA Band 0 (NATIONAL PRIORITY), 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate Faculty of Science

Leader(s): Associate Professor Helena Parkington


Clayton Second semester 2009 (Day)


Explores cutting-edge research in the role of the nervous system in maintaining internal harmony in the body, and in coordinating appropriate responses to alterations in the external conditions which would otherwise disturb the body's homeostasis. Details current research ideas on normal function and dysfunction in this area, and new methodologies. Emphasis is placed on the cerebral cortex and its functions on memory, cognition and consciousness, as well as the mechanisms of brain development across life. Emphasis is on assisted self directed learning and project based learning.


In-semester assessment (will consist of oral presentations 20% and a test 20%): 40%
Written theory examination (2 hours): 60%

Contact hours

Two 1-hour lectures and one 3-hour practical/discussion class per week


PHY2011 and PHY2021 or PHY2032, or both BMS1052 and BMS2031 or BND2011 or BNS2022 or PHY2032, or permission

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