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NEUR3901 - Neuroscience: Special Senses (Advanced)
Faculty of Medicine (Sydney Medical School) - 6 credit points
HECS Band six
Domestic Fee: $4,140
International Fee: $4,530
EFTSL: 0.125000000
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Department: Physiology
Offered session(s): 1
Assumed knowledge: PHSI2005 and ANAT2010
Prerequisites: For BMedSci: 18 credit points of BMED including Credit average in (BMED2401 and BMED2402) or (BMED2801 and BMED2802 and BMED2806) For other students: Credit average in (PHSI2101 or PHSI2001 or PHSI2901 or PHSI2005 or PHSI2905 or ANAT2003 or ANAT2010) and 6 credit points of MBLG.
Prohibitions: NEUR3001, PHSI3001, PHSI3901
Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Dario Protti

Classes: Two 1 hour lectures per week; one 3 hour practical per fortnight and one 3 hour tutorial per fortnight. Advanced students may be exempt from attending some of these classes to permit meetings with supervisor.

Assessment: Two 1 hour exams, one prac report, tutorial papers, one research or library essay (research essay will replace some other assessment items from regular course) (100%)

Textbooks: Kandel, Schwartz, Jessel. Principles of Neural Science. 4th edition. Elsevier. 2000. or Bear, Connors, Paradiso. Neuroscience: Exploring the Brain. Williams & Wilkins. 2001.
This unit of study is an extension of NEUR3001 for talented students with an interest in Neuroscience and research in this field. The lecture/practical component of the course is run in conjunction with NEUR3001. The aim of this course is to provide students with an introduction to the structure and function of the nervous system and to the main concepts of processing of sensory information. Understanding basic sensory transduction mechanisms and the function of the sensory systems is necessary to understand how perceptual processes work in normal and disease conditions and provides a gateway to unravel the complexity of the mind. Basic aspects of low and high level sensory processing in all sense modalities will be covered, with a special emphasis in the auditory and visual systems. The relationship between sensory systems, perception and higher cognitive functions will be addressed.Permission from the coordinators is required for entry into this course. It is strongly recommended that students also take unit NEUR3002 or NEUR3902.
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