Course ObjectiveGain insight into molecular and cellular neurobiology, with a focus on
adaptive mechanisms in the brain.
Practice molecular and cellular biological laboratory skills.
Course ContentMolecular signal transduction, synaptic plasticity, early brain
development, construction of neural circuits, modification of brain
circuits as a result of experience, repair and regeneration in the
Teaching MethodsLectures (16 hours), laboratory practical (16 hours), journal clubs (12
hours), student presentations (4 hours).
The focus of this course is on scientific experiments: a laboratoy
practical on molecular biological techniques and journals clubs in which
scientific papers are discussed.
Method of AssessmentExam (Multiple Choice) (60%);
student presentation laboratory practical (20%),
journal club presentation (20%)
each at least grade 5.5
Entry RequirementsUnderstanding in cell biology, neuronal communication and neuro-anatomy.
This course is suitable for third year BSc students in the life
sciences. Students Biomedical Science or Health and Life science track
Biomedical Science or Clinical Science can register directly. Students
from other studies or
other universities please send a brief CV with grade list to Ruud Toonen
(email@example.com). Admission will be decided based on previous
education and achieved grades.
LiteratureNeuroscience, Purves, Sinauer Associates Inc., U.S., 5th Revised
edition, ISBN: 9780878936953
Target AudienceCourse in the track ‘Neurosciences’ in the minor ‘Biomolecular Sciences
Additional InformationThe track ‘Neurosciences’ is an excellent preparation for the Master
Recommended background knowledgeUnderstanding in cell biology, neuronal communication and neuro-anatomy
|Language of Tuition||English|
|Faculty||Faculty of Science|
|Course Coordinator||dr. R.F.G. Toonen|
|Examiner||dr. R.F.G. Toonen|
dr. R.F.G. Toonen
prof. dr. S. Spijker
dr. R.E. van Kesteren
prof. dr. A.B. Smit
dr. J.R.T. van Weering
You need to register for this course yourself
Last-minute registration is available for this course.
|Teaching Methods||Study Group*, Lecture, Computer lab, Practical*|
*You cannot select a group yourself for this teaching method, you will be placed in a group.