Lectures are 1-hour sessions held once per week, starting in Week 1. Lectures run from 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM Fridays and will be delivered live over Zoom.
Reading sources for this course are the weekly lecture notes and published papers from the computational neuroscience literature. The lecture notes will be made available via the course iLearn page, and additional readings will be linked in the lecture notes.
Through iLearn you will be able to access the lecture recordings (Echo360), readings, and feedback and marks for the assessment tasks. You are also required to submit all assignments via iLearn, using the Turnitin submission tool. You will need access to the internet to access iLearn.
There will be a mid-term exam which will take the form of a 1 page proposal in which you choose a computational model from the literature and choose key results from this paper that you will replicate for the final exam. If you are unable to turn in the mid-semester exam at the specified time, you must advise the Student Centre via ask.mq.edu.au and must also apply for Special Consideration through ask.mq.edu.au and submit appropriate supporting documents. Original documents need to be presented at the Student Centre. This should be done within five (5) working days from the day of the examination. It should be noted that Macquarie University Policy states: "Pre-booked holidays will not routinely be considered unavoidable absences or commitments by the University". Students deemed eligible for a late mid-semester exam will be notified via email about the time and location of the exam.
There will be a final exam which will take the form of a final written report and / or presentation to the class (class size and time allowing) about a computational model from the literature that you selected as part of your midterm exam. You will be responsible for replicating key findings from this paper with code that you have written from scratch. Final exams may be due as early as the final week of normal lectures. The only exception to turning in the final exam at the designated time is because of documented illness or unavoidable disruption. In these circumstances you may wish to consider applying for special consideration due to disruption to studies. Information about unavoidable disruption and the special consideration process is available at: http://students.mq.edu.au/study/my-study-program/special-consideration. All students are expected to ensure that they are available until the end of the teaching semester, which is the final day of the official examination period