NEUR3302 Advanced Neuroscience 2
- 6 points
Availability Location Mode Semester 2 UWA (Perth) Face to face
- Details for undergraduate courses
- Level 3 core unit in the Neuroscience major sequence
- Category B broadening unit for students
- Level 3 elective
- This unit provides students with hands-on experience of laboratory techniques in modern neuroscience and critical reading of the latest neuroscience research literature. It forms part of a neuroscience major leading to honours and research careers.
- Students are able to (1) describe and explain in vitro and in vivo electrophysiological recording from single cells, animal and human nervous systems; (2) describe and explain tissue culture and immuno-labelling techniques; (3) describe and explain accurate counting of neuron numbers; (4) perform a comprehensive literature search of a chosen neuroscience topic and clearly report the results in writing; (5) verbally report on and critically appraise the contents of recent research articles; and (6) summarise the contents of a previously unseen research article.
- Typically this unit is assessed in the following ways: (1) tutorial attendance and performance; (2) laboratory reports and a laboratory examination; and (3) a final written essay. Further information is available in the unit outline.
Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit except in the case of a bachelor's pass degree student who has obtained a mark of 45 to 49 overall and is currently enrolled in this unit, and it is the only remaining unit that the student must pass in order to complete their course.
- Unit Coordinator(s)
- Dr Helmy Mulders
- Unit rules
- Contact hours
- tutorials: 1 hour per week; lab classes: 3 hours per week (for 7 weeks)
Bear, M. F. et al. Neuroscience: Exploring the Brain, 3rd edn: Williams & Wilkins 2006
Hille, B. Ionic Channels of Excitable Membranes, 3rd edn: Sinauer 2001
Kandel, E. R. et al. Principles of Neural Science, 4th edn: McGraw-Hill 1999
Purves, D. et al. eds Neuroscience, 2nd edn: Sinauer 2001
Shepherd, G. Neurobiology, 3rd edn: OUP 1994
Zigmond, M. J. et al. Fundamental Neuroscience: Academic Press 1999
- The availability of units in Semester 1, 2, etc. was correct at the time of publication but may be subject to change.
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- Books and other material wherever listed may be subject to change. Book lists relating to 'Preliminary reading', 'Recommended reading' and 'Textbooks' are, in most cases, available at the University Co-operative Bookshop (from early January) and appropriate administrative offices for students to consult. Where texts are listed in the unit description above, an asterisk (*) indicates that the book is available in paperback.