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Major

Neuroscience

    What will I study?

    Overview

    You’ll study the fundamental organisational and functional principles of the nervous system, looking at the biology of nerve cells, neural circuits and neural systems, and how they impact human behaviours such as thought and emotion.

    You’ll also look at how perceptual and motor systems are organised, the importance of the nervous system in regulating the internal environment of the body, how the nervous system develops, how it has evolved, and the effects of injury, disease and abuse.

    Your major structure

    This major can be completed through the Bachelor of Science and the Bachelor of Biomedicine.

    BACHELOR OF BIOMEDICINE

    You will take 10 core subjects (150 points) across your degree that will build an understanding of the structure and function of the body and consideration of the determinants of health and disease, including genetic and environmental influences (6 in first year, 2 in second year and 2 in third year).

    In third year you will also complete 50 points (four subjects) of study that is deep and specialised study in Neuroscience.

    Throughout your degree you will also take elective and breadth (non-science) subjects.

    BACHELOR OF SCIENCE

    In your first and secondyears you will complete the biology and other subjects that are prerequisites for your major.

    In your third year, you will complete 50 points (four subjects) of study that is deep and specialised study in neuroscience.

    Throughout your degree you will also take science elective subjects and breadth (non-science) subjects, in addition to your major subjects and prerequisites.

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