Courses & Units

Neuroscience A CHP311



Neuroscience A is intended for students studying biomedical sciences or psychology and provides a comprehensive introduction to core topics in neuroscience. Lectures cover the structure, development and cellular constituents of nervous systems, in the context of function, physiology and evolution. Sensory systems, motor control, learning, memory, behaviour, cellular signalling, neuronal processing and diseases of the nervous system are integrated in the lecture stream. Practical sessions utilise lab neuroscience techniques, as well as demonstrations which supplement the lectures.
Neuroscience A builds on a basic familiarity with cell biology, and provides the essential basis for understanding CNS disease, disorders and research in CHP312, Neuroscience B.


Unit name Neuroscience A
Unit code CHP311
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Health and Medicine
School of Medicine
Discipline Medicine
Coordinator Doctor William Connelly
Available as student elective? Yes
Delivered By University of Tasmania
Level Advanced


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic


International students
Domestic students

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 21/2/2022 22/3/2022 11/4/2022 29/5/2022

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Unit census dates currently displaying for 2022 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2022 will be available from the 1st October 2021.

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Learning Outcomes

  • The basic structure and function of neurons and glia.
  • The basic anatomy and major functional systems of the brain and spinal cord.
  • The neuroanatomical and physiological bases of major nervous system functions.
  • The basics of developmental neurobiology, including anatomy and function.
  • Key relationships between the nervous systems of humans and lab animals.
  • The scientific basis of neuroscience, as communicated via research articles.
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
019901 $1,002.00 $1,002.00 not applicable $2,354.00
  • Available as a Commonwealth Supported Place
  • HECS-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility3
  • FEE-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility4

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((CHG105 AND CHG106) OR (CZZ101 AND CZZ102))


Teaching Pattern

24 hours of lectures and approximately 15 hours of practicals

AssessmentMid Semester Exam (20%)|End-of-semester examination (60%)|Report (20%)
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