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Neuroscience is one of the largest areas of study within the entire sphere of modern biology and is an area where Australian research has significant international impact.

Students completing a neuroscience major will understand the fundamental organisation and functional principles of the nervous system: from the biology of nerve cells and neural circuits through to neural systems and complex behaviours.

From the two compulsory subjects (Principles of Neuroscience; Neurophysiology: Neurons and Circuits) students will gain an overview of the breadth of modern neuroscience and how it interrelates aspects of molecular and cell biology, physiology, psychology, cognitive and information science.

The diversity of neuroscience is reflected in the range of subjects that complement the two compulsory subjects. These electives allow further study of the nervous system at the molecular (Cell Signalling & Neurochemistry, Drugs Affecting the Nervous System), cellular (Developmental Neurobiology), and systems (Sensation, Movement & Complex Functions, Visual Neuroscience) levels of neural organisation.

Full details in the handbook

Dr Peter Kitchener
Department of Anatomy and Neuroscience