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Monash University Handbook 2011 Undergraduate - Area of Study

All areas of study information should be read in conjunction with the relevant course entry in the Handbook. The units listed for this area of study relate only to the 'Requirements' outlined in the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences component of any bachelors double degrees.

Managing facultyFaculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
Offered bySchool of Psychology and Psychiatry


Behavioural neuroscience is an exciting biomedical science that addresses the biological basis of behaviour and cognition. In recent years there has been a rapid expansion of knowledge concerning the biochemical, anatomical and physiological correlates of brain function and dysfunction. This knowledge has substantially enhanced our understanding of the way the brain influences behaviour and cognition, and vice versa.

Behavioural neuroscience at Monash is taught as a multidisciplinary program providing a unique opportunity to study this field in combination with psychology and the biomedical sciences. Through site visits and discussions with clinicians, students will acquire an appreciation of the central role that neuroscience plays in the treatment of neurological and psychiatric disorders. Students will gain practical laboratory skills and will learn to record, analyse and critically evaluate scientific data, and how to present their findings as oral, written or web-based reports.


For the schedule of units required to complete a given course in this area of study, refer to the Handbook entry for the relevant course.

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Relevant Courses

  • 2341 Bachelor of Behavioural Neuroscience
  • 3514 Honours degree of Bachelor of Behavioural Neuroscience