Credits: 5

Schedule: 09.09.2019 - 16.12.2019

Teaching Period (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

I-II (autumn)

Learning Outcomes (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

The student will learn the most important parts of the brain, their locations and functions as well as terminology of neuroscience. After the course, the student knows the structure and function of sensory systems, the operation principles of a neuron and its importance in information processing. The student can describe the principles, advantages and challenges of several brain research methods and is able to describe some common brain disorders in terms of their etiology, symptoms, treatment and prognosis. The student will gain a basic understanding of the neuronal basis of learning and memory.

Content (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Introduction, based on both natural and behavioral sciences, to brain anatomy, functioning of neurons and neuron networks, sensory processes, neurocognitive processes and brain research methods.

Assessment Methods and Criteria (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Teaching methods: Lectures, homework, excursions, exercises.

Assessment methods and criteria: Quizzes, participation in exercise sessions, excursions, homework, exam.

Workload (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

  • Lectures and discussions 18 h
  • Exercises 20 h
  • Excursions at laboratories or visits, 5 times, 10 h
  • Advance reading for lectures and exercises (18+10) 28 h
  • Homework, studying the course material 27 h
  • Preparation for exam 27 h
  • Exam 3 h


Study Material (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Bear, Connors, Paradiso: Neuroscience: Exploring the Brain, 4th edition, Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins, 2015. Material prepared by the teachers.

Substitutes for Courses (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Replaces courses Tfy-99.2710, S-114.790, S-114.101, S-114.1710, Tfy 99.247 and Tfy-99.4247

Prerequisites (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Basic university courses in physics and mathematics. Recommended: Basics of biophysics

Grading Scale (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

0 to 5

Registration for Courses (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Registration via WebOodi


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