INP Courses

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Neurosci 8440, Integrative Neuroscience I (cross listed with BioSci 8440), 3 credits

This course is the first part of a two-semester graduate course in neuroscience offered by the INP.  The course is taught by several INP faculty and is designed to be accessible to every graduate student on campus who is interested in neuroscience.  Integrative Neuroscience I focuses on several contemporary topics in cellular, synaptic, and molecular neuroscience, as well as developmental neuroscience.  There is a significant emphasis on nervous system disorders in the curriculum.

Neurosci 8442, Integrative Neuroscience II (cross listed with BioSci 8442), 3 credits

This is the second part of a two-semester graduate neuroscience course offered by the INP.  The course will be taught by several INP faculty and is designed to be accessible to all graduate students interested in the neurosciences.  Integrative Neuroscience II  focuses on systems, behavioral and cognitive neuroscience.  There is a strong emphasis on nervous system disorders in the curriculum.

Neurosci 8020, Advanced Topics in Neuroscience, 1-3 credits

The focus of this course is an in-depth review of recent advances in basic neuroscience research as well as pathological conditions affecting nervous systems at the cellular and systems level, and the methods and techniques used to study the nervous system.  The purpose of this course is to provide neuroscience faculty with a readily available format to convey to graduate students cutting edge topics in neuroscience and neuropathology.

Neurosci 7990, Non-thesis research in neuroscience, 1-3 credits

Independent neuroscience research not leading to a thesis.  The purpose of this course is to expose students to experimental research in the neurosciences.  Students will be expected to become familiar with basic background information in the scientific literature related to their research project, learn relevant experimental techniques, and participate to a significant extent in a neuroscience research project.

Neurosci 8090-9090, Thesis research in neuroscience, 1-6 credits

Independent neuroscience research leading to a thesis.  The purpose of this course is to allow students in depth experience with experimental research in the neurosciences.  Students will be expected to become familiar with basic background information in the scientific literature related to their research project, learn relevant experimental techniques, and participate to a significant extent in neuroscience research projects that lead to a M.A. or Ph.D. in neuroscience.

Neurosci 8187, Neuroscience journal club, 1 credit

In depth readings and presentations of neuroscience journal articles that cover basic neuroscience research as well as pathological conditions affecting nervous systems at the molecular, cellular and systems level, and the methods and techniques used to study the nervous system.  The purpose of this course is to provide graduate students with experience in reading, interpreting, and presenting neuroscience journal articles. The course will have several sections so that several neuroscience journal clubs with different emphases can be offered simultaneously during a particular semester.