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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, neuronal processing, comparative neuroanatomy and evolution of the nervous system are integrated in the lecture stream. Practical sessions offer hands-on aspects of lab neuroscience techniques, as well as demonstrations which supplement the lectures.

Students who have not previously passed CHG105 and CHG106 but wish to enrol in this unit, should contact the Unit Coordinator to discuss entry requirements.

Summary 2020

Unit name Neuroscience A
Unit code CHP311
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Health and Medicine
Tasmanian School of Medicine
Discipline Medicine

Dr Bill Connelly

Teaching staff

Unit Coordinator and staff of the School of Medicine

Level Advanced
Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No



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About Census Dates




(CHG105 and CHG106) or (CZZ101 and CZZ102)


Teaching Pattern

24 hours of lectures and approximately 15 hours of practicals


In-course assessment (40%), 2 hour written end-of-semester examination (60%)

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