Courses & Units

Neuroscience B CHP312




This unit follows on directly from CHP311 Neuroscience A. The unit provides an understanding of contemporary neuroscience research topics in neural development, biology of neuronal disorders and cellular and molecular neurobiology. The unit emphasises experimental techniques and the evidence on which current understanding of the nervous system is based. It aims to develop the students' understanding of neuroscience research by offering exposure to laboratory research with the Neuroscience research groups.

Students will learn good practice in recording experimental work, data analysis and how to critically review the neuroscience literature. Students will demonstrate their neuroscience knowledge in an oral presentation and in a written paper. Teaching includes lectures, tutorials and journal club sessions. All sessions will be focused on current neuroscience techniques and how these are used to address significant neuroscience research questions and how they are applied in published research papers.


Unit name Neuroscience B
Unit code CHP312
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Health and Medicine
School of Medicine
Discipline Medicine

Dr Lisa Foa

Teaching staff

Dr Lisa Foa and other academic research staff

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


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic


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Domestic students

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 15/7/2019 9/8/2019 2/9/2019 20/10/2019

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Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
2 2019: $1,169.00 2019: $2,200.00 010913

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Teaching Pattern

Lectures, tutorials, reading and analysis of journal papers.


Test (20%), Draft written assignment (10%), Written assignment (30%), tutorial workbook (15%), Oral presentation (25%).

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