Neuroscience is the study of how the brain and nervous system impact behaviour, actions and cognitive thinking.
Students can specialise in areas such as behavioural neuroscience, neuroimaging, social neuroscience, molecular neuroscience, and neuro-linguistics etc.
Research is undertaken in areas such as music, sport, schizophrenia, epilepsy, stroke, Alzheimer’s Disease, and Huntington’s Disease etc.
Studying neuroscience would suit students who are interested in science, research and lab work. It’s advisable to study subjects such as advanced mathematics, biology, chemistry, psychology and physics at school.
To become a neurologist or neurosurgeon, you will need to study a medical degree first.
Victorian universities are leaders in the fields of neuroscience and neuropsychology research. The following are two universities that offer neuroscience as a major at the undergraduate level:
- Swinburne University: can major in Neuroscience through the Bachelor of Health Science and Bachelor of Health Science (Professional), http://bit.ly/2hrMt42
- The University of Melbourne, can major in Neuroscience through the Bachelor of Biomedicine or the Bachelor of Science, http://bit.ly/2rWjXhe
Work Experience: Year 9 and 10 students can apply to undertake a week of work experience at the Melbourne Neuroscience Institute. Students need to apply between December – January and successful applicants will complete the work experience in 2019, http://bit.ly/2yhXxem