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Neuroscience is an interdisciplinary major offered by the School of Medical Sciences: Disciplines of Anatomy and Histology, Pharmacology and Physiology and the School of Psychology, Faculty of Science. Units of study in this major are available at standard and advanced level.

Program structure and content

Neuroscience encompasses a diverse range of disciplines that cross traditional subject boundaries. The study of Neuroscience ranges from anatomy to neuronal function; from the molecular and cellular biology of the neuron to the complex phenomenon of perception, emotion and memory; from the regulation of breathing and blood pressure to movement of the body; from development of the nervous system to ageing; from structure/function understanding to neurodegeneration and mental illness; from cell culture to in vivo human brain imaging.

First year planning for a Neuroscience major

Recommended Junior units:
Human Biology BIOL1003/1903/1993, BIOL1007/1907/1997, Psychology (PSYC1002), and Chemistry (CHEM1001).

Contact and further information

Dr Karen Cullen

T +61 2 9351 2696
Anderson Stuart Building F13
University of Sydney 2006