Kaisa_2012_3_photo by Veikko Somerpuro

Enrol
16.10.2017 at 01:00 - 15.12.2017 at 23:59

Timetable

Here is the course’s teaching schedule. Check the course overview for possible other schedules.

DateTimeLocation
Mon 27.11.2017
09:15 - 11:45
Tue 28.11.2017
09:15 - 11:45
Thu 30.11.2017
09:15 - 11:45
Fri 1.12.2017
09:15 - 11:45
Tue 5.12.2017
09:15 - 11:45
Thu 7.12.2017
09:15 - 11:45
Fri 8.12.2017
09:15 - 11:45
Tue 12.12.2017
09:15 - 11:45
Thu 14.12.2017
09:15 - 11:45
Fri 15.12.2017
09:15 - 11:45

Course overview

Students from different disciplines, including biology, molecular biosciences, neuroscience, psychology, medicine, physics and biomedical engineering.

Courses on Cellular neuroscience and Cellular physiology are recommended before this course.

After completion of the course, the student has comprehensive insight into fundamental brain functions ranging from signaling mechanisms at the cellular level to brain functions governing i.a. behavioral, cognitive, neuroendocrine and metabolic processes and their interrelations within an organism. Special emphasis is put on critical evaluation of diverse techniques and interpretation of data and concepts, as well as on their historical aspects.

Period II. Recommended to be completed during the first year of studies in the Master’s Programme in Neuroscience.

The aim of the course is to give a thorough overview of neurobiology and its relations to other sciences.

Neurobiology and its relationships to other fields of science, research methods, history of ideas and ideologies, biophysics of neuronal membranes, neuronal signaling, synaptic function and plasticity, genes and brains, learning and memory, motor system, neuroendocrinology, neuroethology, sensations and perception, brain disorders and neurobiology of consciousness.

The course consists of lectures (appr. 30 h) and independent studying (appr. 100h). To complete the course, the students need to actively participate in lectures (minimum of 70% attendance) and to pass the final exam.

Lecture handouts and notes. Selected chapters of relevant neuroscience text books can be used as background reading material.

Final examination based on lectures. The exam tests the students’ comprehension of major concepts as well as important data-based knowledge in neuroscience. Grading scale of the exam 0-5.

Academy professor Kai Kaila, kai.kaila@helsinki.fi

Coordinator Katri Wegelius, katri.wegelius@helsinki.fi

Replaces the course 52265 Introduction to neurobiology 5 cr.