This unit involves essential on-campus learning activities which will be delivered in accordance with a COVID Safe plan. You are expected to attend on-campus for these activities unless the Public Health Orders and/or University advice changes, you have any symptoms of COVID or you have been identified as a contact of an individual with COVID. Please refer to iLearn for further information.
Lectures are held weekly, starting in Week 1. Lectures run from 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Mondays and 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Tuesdays. Lectures will be accessible via iLearn as pre-recordings or will be held live via Zoom during the allocated lecture times.
Lecture slides will be uploaded just before the lecture time under the lecture link in the relevant week below. Lecture recordings (pre-recordings and recordings of Zoom presentations will be available through Echo360.
Prior to each Monday lecture from Week 2 to Week 10 brief online quizzes will take place, which will form part of the Participatory Assessment Task in the Unit. For more information, see Weekly Online Quizzes below.
Practicals will be delivered in a mixed-mode with Practicals on campus and online practicals. Please consult iLearn for further detail.
Tutorials will be held weekly in 2-hour blocks in a mixed-mode of face-to-face and online delivery. The tutorials entail the in-depth discussion of current research articles, related to the previous week's lecture topic. Please consult iLearn for further detail.
Required Unit Materials
All students are required to wear closed shoes and lab coat/gowns to attend on-campus practical classes.
Purves D. et al. (Eds.) (2018) NEUROSCIENCE, 6th edition. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press.
Kandel E. et al. (Eds) (2013) Principles of Neuroscience, 5th edition. McGraw-Hill Companies.
Reviews and original research articles as advised by teaching staff each week
Unit readings for this unit are available via the iLearn and university library website.
You will need reliable access to the internet to access the unit's iLearn page. Through iLearn you will be able to access the lecture recordings (Echo360), additional readings, and feedback and marks for the assessment tasks. Please allow time to familiarise yourself with how to access iLearn. Further information about iLearn can be found at: https://help.ilearn.mq.edu.au/
Weekly online quizzes
This unit has weekly online quizzes (Weeks 2-10), designed to keep you on track during the fast-paced semester. MCQ online quizzes will be graded. No make-up quizzes will be permitted (with the exception of officially approved Disruption to Studies requests). However, your 2 lowest quizzes will be dropped at the end of the semester.
The quizzes are delivered through iLearn, so you need to have access to a reliable computer with a connection to the Internet. Technical difficulties will not be accepted as a reason for special consideration.
Student Professionalism and Attendance
In the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences professionalism is a key capability embedded in all our programs. As part of developing professionalism, Faculty of Medicine, Health and Human Sciences, you are expected to attend all small group interactive sessions including tutorials, and laboratory practical sessions. In most cases lectures are recorded; however, lecture recordings cannot be guaranteed and some discussion or content may not be available for viewing via the recording system.
All lectures and tutorials are scheduled in your individual timetable. The timetable for classes can be found on the University web site at: http://www.timetables.mq.edu.au/.
Failure to attend any learning and teaching activities, including lectures and tutorials, may impact your final results. It is your responsibility to contact their tutor or the unit convenor by email to inform tutors if you are going to be absent.