The aim of book exams is to deepen the student's theoretical knowledge within his/her field of doctoral thesis work and to provide basic knowledge in other fields of neuroscience.
Recommended to be passed during the early stages of doctoral studies
The primarily recommended book is Kandel's Principles of Neural Science (latest edition). For a 5 credit examination, selected parts/chapters (consisting of about half of the book) will be agreed with the supervisor and the examining teacher.
If the student has already passed a book exam on Kandel's Principles of Neural Science or Purves et al: Neuroscience, another book will be selected as agreed with the supervisor, coordinator and the examining teacher.
Exam book(s) may also be supplemented with review articles.
Grading scale 0 – 5
Due to current COVID-19 situation general examinations in lecture halls are cancelled. You can contact the teacher to ask about alternative completion methods.
As agreed between the student and the responsible teacher.
Professor Kai Kaila and coordinator Katri Wegelius