Neuroscience is the study of the structure and function of the nervous system and is one of the most challenging and exciting fields of science today.
The mammalian nervous system regulates all functions of the body. In the human being, at least, it has unique functions that are independent of the other organ systems of the body. These independent functions allow us to become aware of ourselves.
The extraordinary properties of the human brain have made it possible for us to dominate the Earth, walk on the Moon, alter the course of evolution, and create art and music.
The brain functions as an information processing system. Information consists of internal representations of the external environment in which the organism exists. Neuroscience is the study of how these internal representations are created, transformed, and used to affect the behavior of the organism.
This is an interdisciplinary degree course organized by the Department of Anatomy and Neuroscience, with significant contributions from several other departments. It is a rapidly expanding field of study and this course is intended to provide graduates with a comprehensive basic training in this increasingly important area. Neuroscience is studied at the molecular, cellular, and systems level.
Neuroscience is one of the most challenging and exciting fields of science today. It is a multidisciplinary subject and neuroscientists study all aspects of the nervous system: its molecular, cellular and systematic structure, how it develops, the chemical and electrical phenomena that take place in its nerve cells and, of course, its unique output: behavior and cognition.
- Multidisciplinary title of molecular and cellular biology, anatomy, biochemistry, pharmacology, psychology and clinical neuroscience.
- Broad-based course that integrates general scientific training with specific skill sets relevant to employment in biomedical and neuroscientific research basic and applied, as well as biological and neuroscientific education.
- Research-led teaching by strongly active neuroscience researchers
- Well established record of graduate employment in a wide range of academic and industrial settings.
Information about skills and careers
Career opportunities in neuroscience reflect the worldwide expansion of interest in this field.
This broad-based course will provide graduates with general science training similar to other Honors Bachelor of Science courses, as well as job-specific and relevant training in biological and neuroscientific education and basic and applied biomedical and neuroscientific research.
Neuroscience graduates will also be able to seek a variety of jobs in pharmaceutical sales and marketing and in scientific publishing and consulting.