Neuroscience

Understanding the brain and related structures in health and disease is the final frontier. If you’re on this pathway you’ll study the developmental origins of the nervous system, its structure and function, what goes wrong in neurological disease, and cutting-edge approaches to improve outcomes from the treatment of brain disease.

Structuring your pathway

If you choose to take this pathway you must complete the following courses plus the Biomedical Science capstone course, BIOMED 399:

Year 1 compulsory core courses

Year 2 onwards

  • 15 points from:
    • BIOSCI 201 Cellular and Molecular Biology
    • BIOSCI 202 Genetics
    • BIOSCI 203 Biochemistry
  • 75 points from:
    • BIOSCI 220 Quantitative Biology*
    • MEDSCI 201 Human Structure and Function
    • MEDSCI 204 Pharmacology and Toxicology
    • MEDSCI 205 The Physiology of Human Organ Systems
    • MEDSCI 206 Principles of Neuroscience
  • 30 points: 
  • 15 points from:
  • 15 points from:
    • BIOSCI 347 Environmental Microbiology and Biotechnology
    • BIOSCI 348 Food and Industrial Microbiology
    • BIOSCI 349 Biomedical Microbiology
    • BIOSCI 350 Protein Structure and Function
    • BIOSCI 351 Molecular Genetics
    • BIOSCI 353 Molecular and Cellular Regulation
    • BIOSCI 354 Gene Expression and Gene Transfer
    • BIOSCI 356 Developmental Biology and Cancer
    • BIOSCI 358 Nutritional Science
    • MEDIMAGE 302 Sectional Imaging Anatomy and Pathology
    • MEDIMAGE 306 Specialised Medical Imaging
    • MEDSCI 300 Analytical Anatomy and Visualisation*
    • MEDSCI 301 Molecular Basis of Disease
    • MEDSCI 302 Cancer Biology
    • MEDSCI 303 Drug Disposition and Kinetics
    • MEDSCI 304 Molecular Pharmacology
    • MEDSCI 305 Systems Pharmacology
    • MEDSCI 306 Principles of Toxicology
    • MEDSCI 307 Neuropharmacology
    • MEDSCI 309 Biophysics of Nerve and Muscle
    • MEDSCI 311 Cardiovascular Biology
    • MEDSCI 312 Endocrinology of Growth and Metabolism
    • MEDSCI 313 Reproductive Biology
    • MEDSCI 314 Immunology
    • MEDSCI 315 Nutrition, Diet and Gene Interactions
    • MEDSCI 316 Sensory Neuroscience: From Molecules to Disease
    • MEDSCI 317 Integrative Neuroscience: From Fetus to Adult
    • MEDSCI 318 Pharmacokinetics and Drug Toxicity*
    • MEDSCI 319 Molecular Pharmacology*
    • MEDSCI 320 Pharmacology of the Brain and Body*
  • 15 points:
    • BIOMED 399 Capstone: Biomedical Science

*subject to approval for 2019.
**Biomedical Science students can only take General Education courses from Schedule O and EMHSS.

Other Biomedical Science pathways

Neuroscience not your thing? You can choose to keep your Biomedical Science specialisation general, or you can choose a different pathway.

Browse our other Biomedical Science pathways to find one that matches your interests:

Help and advice

For further information and advice, please contact the Science Student Centre.

Science Student Centre
Level G, Room G 20
(beside the entrance to the Large Chemistry Lecture Theatre)
Building 301
23 Symonds Street
Auckland 1010

Phone: +64 9 923 7020
Email: scifac@auckland.ac.nz