BIOL 5147 3.0: FUNDAMENTALS OF NEUROSCIENCE II: CIRCUITS, SYSTEMS AND BEHAVIOR

(Cross-listed with PSY 6253 3.0 and KAHS 6156 3.0: Psychology is host program)

Purpose: This course will focus on a systems approach to specialized circuits within the central nervous system that determine sensory, motor and cognitive functions. The course will provide graduate students with an in-depth analysis of the circuits within the nervous system underlying the structure and function of the developing and mature nervous system. This is an advanced course that will focus on current research topics in selected areas of neuroscience, which is the study of the biology of the nervous system and its relationship to behaviour and disease. The course includes two modules that cover a range of topics within systems neuroscience. It is designed to complement Fundamentals of Neuroscience I and in total will introduce students to the breadth of research within the field of neuroscience.

Prerequisite: PSYC 6256 3.0, BIO 5147 3.0 or KAHS 6156 3.0 [i.e. Fundamentals of Neuroscience I:
Structures, Neurons and Synapses.], or by permission of the course directors.

Readings: In addition to the textbook, selected readings from peer-reviewed journal articles will be assigned for each class.

Evaluation: Students will be evaluated based on three quizzes, facilitating a journal article discussion, weekly reading reports, and class participation.

Text: None.