|Neurobiology, 7,5 credits, 7,5 points|
|AIM OF THE COURSE|
|The aim of the course is for the student to acquire advanced knowledge of neurobiology and to get an overview of methods available for studies of the nervous system. The course covers current research topics within the area of neurobiology, and it comprises in-depth knowledge in medical biology.
By the end of the course the students will be able to:
Knowledge and understanding
- Identify, understand and explain neurobiological phenomena
- Integrate knowledge from different biological and medical areas in order to explain a neurobiological phenomenon
- Integrate the knowledge to current research in medical neurobiology
Competence and skills
- Relate the new knowledge to cellular and molecular mechanisms
- Use and evaluate basic techniques for neurobiological research
Judgement and approach
- Discuss and evaluate the results of scientific publications
|- Molecular mechanisms for nerve cell communication
- Molecular mechanisms of neurodegenerative diseases
- Development and plasticity of the nervous system
- Behaviour and higher functions
| General: Linköping University Master’s Programme in Experimental and Medical Biosciences applies student-centered learning among which Problem Based Learning (PBL) is one pedagogical philosophy and method. To prepare the students for future employment, practical and experimental work in laboratory settings are important parts of the programme in courses as well as in individual projects.
Specific: In this course, tutorial groups, lectures, laboratory work and seminars are used.
Active participation in the compulsory parts is necessary to pass the course, and assessment of them is carried out continuously. Compulsory parts in this course are: tutorial groups and laboratory work.
Individual written essay and oral presentation of literature study in a seminar
Individual written examination
SCOPE OF RE-EXAMINATION
The extent of a re−examination shall be similar to the regular examination.
CHANGE OF EXAMINERS
Students who have failed the course or part of the course twice are entitled to request another examiner for the following examination occasion, unless specific reasons are present.
REGISTRATION FOR EXAMINATION
The procedure for registration should be stated prior to the commencement of each course. In other respects, regulations concerning examination and examiners are applied in accordance with Linköping University policy.
|At least three years of full-time undergraduate studies (180 credits) in a major subject area with relevance for biomedical sciences. This could include previous studies at faculties of medicine, technology/natural sciences, odontology or veterinary medicine. A major part of courses (90 credits) should be in subjects such as biochemistry, cell biology, molecular biology, genetics, gene technology, microbiology, immunology, histology, anatomy, and pathology. The lowest acceptable grade from undergraduate studies is Pass.
Applicants must also have documented knowledge of English equivalent to Engelska B/Engelska 6; i.e. an internationally recognized test, e.g. TOEFL (minimum scores: Paper based 575 + TWE-score 4.5, and internet-based: Score of 20 (scale 0-30) in written test, total score of 90), IELTS, academic (minimum score: Overall mark of 6.5 and no section below 5.5), or equivalent.
|The course is graded on the following scale: Pass; Fail.|
|Course certificates are issued by the Board of the Faculty of Health Sciences when requested by the student.|
|The course literature is decided upon by the department in question.|
|The planning and implementation of a course must take its starting point in the wording of the course plan. The course evaluation included in each course must therefore take up the question how well the course agrees will the course plan.
The course is carried out in such a way that both men’s and women’s experience and knowledge is made visible and developed.
If the course is withdrawn, or is subject to major changes, examinations according to this course plan are normally offered on a total of three occasions within one year, one of them in close connection to the first examination.