Neuroscience

MASTER'S DEGREE PROGRAMME, 2 YEARS

Neuroscience

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Knowledge

The candidate will be able to:
  • demonstrate knowledge of the research fields in neuroscience including its subareas; Molecular, Cellular, Systems Neuroscience, Computational and Cognitive Neuroscience.
  • have knowledge about relevant methodologies and techniques in neuroscience including classical as well as more recent techniques.
  • demonstrate knowledge of sensory systems and motor systems.
  • have knowledge about association cortices, both definitions and different levels such as prefrontal, parietal and temporal cortex.
  • understand monosynaptic and complex reflex networks at spinal cord and brainstem levels.
  • demonstrate knowledge of current theoretical concepts in Neuroscience, and be able to apply this to his/her own research
  • have knowledge about relevant historical perspectives in neuroscience, its traditions and the position in the society.
  • have in-depth insight of basic brain structure and function at the ionic and molecular level.
  • understand how molecular, biochemical, cellular and physiological aspects mutually contribute to neural systems, and can be affected in pathological conditions.

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Skills

The candidate will be able to:
  • analyse existing theories and main outstanding issues in the field of neurosciences.
  • find relevant methods, recognize and validate problems; formulate and test hypotheses.
  • evaluate and formulate a theoretical concept. Evaluation includes originality, independence and applicability.
  • perform a research project with supervision including the formulation of a research question, analyse experimental results, put them in a context and make a report.
  • search relevant sources of information to acquire literacy in basic neuroscience.
  • formulate a research question based on adequate insight into current knowledge.

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General competencies

The candidate will develop:
  • competence on how to analyse relevant general issues in neuroscience including field specific theorems and ethical issue.
  • competence on how to decide on animal and human research, general insight in ways to diminish research that causes suffering to humans and animals.
  • competence on how to carry out research independently and knows how to formulate and express results and interpretations of the research outcomes.
  • capabilities to carry out and analyse complex experiments in neuroscience.
  • competence to summarize, document, report, and reflect on own findings.
  • competence to contribute to the generation of new ideas, concepts and technical approaches to experimental research questions.

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