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Neuroscience introduces students to the biological and behavioural aspects of the nervous system, and is based around the neuroscience courses offered by the departments of Anatomy, Physiology and Pharmacology, and School of Psychology.

Important: when planning to take this major, students should choose their courses carefully as some electives are prerequisites for courses in Stage 2 and 3. In particular, students should check the prerequisites for PHAR2011, ANAT3411, PSYC2001 and PHAR3202.

Please note: Neuroscience major (NEURS1) students can be exempted from the PSYC3051 prerequisite of PSYC2001 Research Methods 2, as long as they have completed NEUR2201 Neuroscience Fundamentals. Note, however, that this condition does not apply to any students who are undertaking a Psychology major (PSYCA1) in addition to a Neuroscience major, or any students enrolled in program 3435 (Bachelor of Psychological Science).

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Specialisation Structure

Students must complete 84 UOC.

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Recommended Electives

The following courses are not required for this major, but are recommended as good complementary courses when students are selecting electives.

Level 2
BIOC2181 Fundamentals of Biochemistry (6 UoC) or BIOC2101 Principles of Biochemistry (6 UoC)
PSYC2071 Perception and Cognition (6 UoC)

Level 3
NEUR3211 - Neuroscience Research Seminars (6 UOC)
NEUR3221 - Neurophysiology (6 UOC)
PSYC3221 - Vision and Brain (6 UOC)

Additional Information


Students interested in pursuing Honours in Neuroscience should refer to program 4500 I Science (Honours) and the Neuroscience Honours handbook entries.

Pre-2019 Handbook Editions

Access past handbook editions (2018 and prior)

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