NEVR3002 - Sensory and Motor Neuroscience


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Written examination
Grade: Letters

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

Course content

The course is divided into a sensory part and a motor part. The sensory part describes the signalling events of animal sensory systems, including detection and transduction of signal, as well as propagation, processing and coding of these signals in the peripheral- and the central nervous system. The motor part describes the signaling events of animal motor systems, including planning and execution of movement, as well as some important neurological diseases presented in the context of the mechanisms described.

The course involves writing an essay, usually under supervision, and based on a literature search of a topic. Topics for the essays are related to the content of the course. The project is evaluated as passed/failed.

Learning outcome

Provide a comprehensive understanding of sensory and motor systems including prevailing concepts on systems-level organization and neural signal mechanisms.

After taking and passing NEVR3002 the candidate should be able to:
* exhibit a comprehensive understanding of sensory and motor systems.
* demonstrate specialized knowledge of concepts on systems-level organization.
* communicate a thorough understanding of the neural signal mechanisms underlying sensorimotor processing of all modalities.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures and supervised project (essay based on literature search). The course is taught in the second half of the autumn semester. The language of teaching and examination is English. This course has restricted admission. Students admitted to the MSc in Neuroscience are guaranteed a seat. Other students must apply for a seat by the given deadlines. 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 case of only a few candidates, the re-sit examination may be conducted as an oral examination.

Compulsory assignments

  • Prosjektoppgave (essay basert på litteraturstudie)

Further on evaluation

Obligatory assignment:

The student must pass the project assignment before (s)he can take the exam. Passed assignment is valid only for two academic years.

Specific conditions

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

Required previous knowledge

Course materials

To be announced by each Lecturer, but typically it is “Principles of Neural Science”, Kandel, Schwartz and Jessel.

More on the course



Version: 3
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Second degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2019

Language of instruction: English

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Neuroscience
  • Biology
  • Philosophy
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Medicine
  • Psychology
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Kavli Institute for Systems Neuroscience



Examination arrangement: Written examination

Term Status code Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Digital exam Room *
Autumn ORD Written examination 100/100 D 2019-12-05 15:00 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
SL410 blå sone Sluppenvegen 14 1
SL311 brun sone Sluppenvegen 14 36
SL271 Sluppenvegen 14 2
Spring ORD Written examination 100/100 D 2020-05-19 09:00 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date.
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