The Honours program in Anatomy and Neuroscience is an advanced and specialised one year course of study requiring a higher standard of performance than a pass degree following a BSc, BBMed or equivalent degree. It consists of a combination of a research project and compulsory course work. The research component is carried out under the supervision in one of the research groups in Anatomy and Neuroscience. Students work nearly full time in the laboratory designing, executing and analysing experiments. The course year starts in February and ends in November and is only available full time.
Intended learning outcomes
Graduates of the Anatomy and Neuroscience Honours program will be able to:
- Articulate fundamental knowledge of neuronal and nervous system organisation and function, and demonstrate engagement with the neuroscientific literature.
- Summarise the ways in which numerous Science disciplines have increased our understanding of nervous system function, and how Neuroscience overlaps with other areas of related study.
- Demonstrate a capacity to be self-directed learners and independent thinkers and critically evaluate claims and ideas, and identify connections between ideas, hypothesis, experiments and interpretation of information.
- Critically read and analyse scientific papers.
- Design experiments and select appropriate statistical analysis to address a research question(s).
- Recognise the scope, limits and power of measurement techniques, and the role of the methods of measurement and the paths to discovery that may involve different approaches to understanding complex problems.
- Articulate scientific explanations of anatomy and neuroscience concepts, theories and research findings, and communicate these ideas effectively to various audiences in both written and oral formats.
- Apply principles of intellectual integrity and the ethics of scholarship, including identifying and following the principles of ethical conduct of research with animals and humans.
- Demonstrate proficiency in time management for completion of scientific tasks against set deadlines.
- Work effectively independently, and collaboratively under supervision within a research team from diverse backgrounds.
Last updated: 11 February 2021