From Molecule to Mind

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Doel vak

Providing master students, independent of primary training, with a solid
basis in molecular and cell biology, neurophysiology and functional

Inhoud vak

The course will be used to brush up your knowledge of neurophysiology,
molecular and cellular neurobiology and neuroanatomy. During the first
week of the course an entry test will be given to get an impression of
your cell and molecular neurobiology knowledge level. This test cannot
be failed. It is a diagnostic exam that is strictly meant to elucidate
in which areas you are proficient and in which you need to improve.
Keynote lectures by established researchers on exciting and cutting-edge
topics as well as a
keynote symposium related to the different research programs on campus
will be held to give you an impression of the research we do and to
prepare you for your search for an internship position (which will start
in February 2020).


Lectures, study groups, assignments, practical sessions, presentations,


You will have to prepare presentations based on neurophysiology and
neuroanatomy related assignments and are expected to participate
actively during practical sessions. A digital examination will consist
of three parts: cell biology (multiple choice questions),
neurophysiology (open end questions) and neuroanatomy (multiple choice
questions) each accounting for a third of your final grade.

Vereiste voorkennis

A bachelor in Biology, Biomedical Sciences, Psychology with profile
Biological Psychology or Neuropsychology, or similar pre-training.


The vast majority (>70%) of graduates of the Master’s programme in
Neurosciences go on to join a PhD programme either at VU University
Amsterdam or at another academic institute in the Netherlands or abroad.
This course will provide you with a firm base in molecular biology, cell
biology, neurophysiology and functional neuroanatomy, from which you
will benefit for the rest of your scientific career.

Algemene informatie

Vakcode AM_1215
Studiepunten 9 EC
Periode P1
Vakniveau 400
Onderwijstaal Engels
Faculteit Faculteit der Bètawetenschappen
Vakcoördinator dr. G.J. Schenk
Examinator dr. G.J. Schenk
Docenten dr. L. Diergaarde
dr. G.J. Schenk
prof. dr. M. Verhage
prof. dr. A.B. Smit
prof. dr. H.D. Mansvelder

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