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NEVR3001 - Basic Neuroscience

About

Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Written examination
Grade: Letters

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
Written examination 100/100 4 hours D

Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Oral examination
Grade: Letters

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
Oral examination 100/100

Course content

The course will introduce the student to the study of electrophysiological, molecular and cellular mechanisms relevant to functioning of the central nervous system, including mechanisms of synaptic plasticity. The course will also deal with signalling events in brain, receptors and transport systems for important neuroactive substances, and the function of the various cell types in brain. There will be particular focus on excitatory and inhibitory signalling and its importance in normal functioning and diseases of the nervous system.

The course includes a short written project based on a literature search of a relevant topic. Topics for the projects are related to the content of the course. The project is evaluated as passed/failed. The student must pass the project assignment before (s)he can take the exam.

Learning outcome

After completing and passing the course NEVR3001 the student 1) has in-depth insight of basic brain structure and function at the ionic and molecular level; 2) understands how molecular, biochemical, cellular and physiological aspects mutually contribute to neural systems, and can be affected in pathological conditions; 3) can search relevant sources of information to acquire literacy in basic neuroscience; 4) can formulate a research question based on adequate insight into current knowledge; 5) can report outcomes of research in a coherent oral and written report.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures, team-based learning (TBL) and a short written project based on a literature search of a relevant topic. The course is taught in the first half of the autumn semester with a final examination in October. The language of teaching and examination is English. This course has restricted admission. Students admitted to the MSc in Neuroscience are guaranteed a place. Other students must apply for a place by the given deadlines.

Compulsory assignments

  • Prosjektoppgave (essay basert på litteraturstudie)

Further on evaluation

Regular final examination is given in the autumn semester only. Students with legitimate leave of absence at the final examination and students who receive the grade F may take a re-sit examination in the spring semester. In the case of only a few candidates, the re-sit examination may be conducted as an oral examination.

The compulsory activity is approved for 4 semesters. With approved compulsory activity, the students resit the examination only.

Specific conditions

Limited admission to classes.

Exam registration requires that class registration is approved in the same semester. Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

Course materials

There is no compulsory textbook, but students will be advised of recommended material.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
NEVR3020 7.5 01.09.2008
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Facts

Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Second degree level

Coursework

Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2019
Extraordinary deadline for course registration: 2019-06-01

Language of instruction: English

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Neuroscience
  • Biology
  • Philosophy
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Medicine
  • Psychology

Examination

Examination arrangement: Written examination

Term Status code Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Digital exam Room *
Autumn ORD Written examination 100/100 D 2019-10-08 09:00 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
SL315 Sluppenvegen 14 0
SL311 brun sone Sluppenvegen 14 0
Spring ORD Written examination 100/100 D INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates

Examination arrangement: Oral examination

Term Status code Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Digital exam Room *
Spring ORD Oral examination 100/100
Room Building Number of candidates
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date.
If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.
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