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Decoding the Brain - MEDI704

In this unit, students will be introduced to the approaches researchers use to investigate brain structure and function. Building on students’ pre-requisite knowledge of the basic principles of neuroscience, the focus of this unit will be to explain how these discoveries were made, focusing on experimental design, analysis and rapidly developing technologies.

The unit will be divided into six thematic blocks that will each consider a landmark discovery in neuroscience; in seminars students will discuss the historical context of the research, the approaches used to obtain and analyse the experimental data, its impact on the field and alternative strategies that could be used to address the same problem today. Theoretical work will be supported by workshops that will explain experimental design and technology and provide students with hands-on experience in the analysis and interpretation of neuroscience data.

Credit Points: 4
When Offered:

S1 Day - Session 1, North Ryde, Day

Staff Contact(s): Dr Simon McMullan

Admission to MRes and (MEDI204 or BIOL257 or PSY354Prerequisite Information


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Assessed As: Graded
Offered By:

Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences

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