NEUR3302 Advanced Neuroscience 2

6 points
(see Timetable)
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Face to face
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Level 3 core unit in the Neuroscience major sequence
  • The area of knowledge for this unit is Life and Health Sciences
  • 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.
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (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
(PHYL2002 Physiology of Cells or PHYL2245 Physiology of Cells) and ANHB2217 Human Neurobiology
NEUR3301 Advanced Neuroscience 1
NEUR3325 Advanced Neuroscience, NEUR3326 Advanced Neuroscience
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


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