Neuroscience Methods

NEU40002 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn


  • 1 Semester

Contact hours

  • 36 Hours

On-campus unit delivery combines face-to-face and digital learning.


Admission into BH-Arts Bachelor of Arts (Honours) - Psychology OR Admission into BH-SC – Bachelor of Science (Honours) OR Admission into BH-HSC Bachelor of Health Sciences (Honours) OR Admission into BH-PSY Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) Standard Entry and 300 Credit Points in spk(s): BH-PSY OR Admission into BH-PSY1 – Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) Graduate Entry OR Admission into GD-PSYPG – Postgraduate Diploma of Psychology



Aims and objectives

This unit aims to provide students with an understanding of the key methodologies used in modern neuroscience research. These methodologies include: electrophysiology, functional and structural magnetic resonance imaging, steady-state probe topography, magnetoencephalography, and near-infrared spectrometry. The unit also aims to provide an understanding of how to conduct neuroscience investigations with specific populations and goals--such as studying infants and performing clinical trials.

Students who successfully complete this Unit should be able to:
1. Describe the main key methods used in basic and applied neuroscience research.
2. Evaluate the benefits and drawbacks to each methodology and determine which methods are best for particular purposes and populations.
3. Design a study using different neuroscience methodologies.
4. Understand how to analyse data from neuroscience experiments