Period (from – till):
Essentials of Neuroscience Face-to-face course: 21 January 2019 - 1 Febuary 2019
Essentials of Clinical Neuroscience Online course: 7 January 2019 - 22 March 2019
Ramakers, Adan, Burbach, Pasterkamp, De Graan, Kas; UMC Utrecht, Brain Center Rudolf Magnus, Department of Translational Neuroscience
The aim of the course is to provide sufficient background in molecular and cellular neuroscience to understand mechanisms underlying psychiatiric and neurological diseases.
Description of the Essentials of Neuroscience Face-to-face course:
This intense two weeks course is intended for non-neuroscience master students who want to get more background into neuroscience. The lectures during the course cover a broad range of neuroscience topics from gene to neurological disease and include neuro-anatomy, neurodevelopment, synaptic plasticity, neurogenetics and diseases such as Epilepsy, Anorexia nervosa, Obesity and Parkinsons disease and are given by experts from the Rudolf Magnus Institute of Neurosciences. During the afternoons the students will work in couples on an assignment on a neurological disease. This assignment will results in a scientific presentation on the disease, which will discuss all aspects covered in the lectures, ranging from clinical symptoms and treatment, to molecular and cellular mechanisms, to genetic studies and genes involved. These presentations will be held on the last Friday during a symposium.
Description of the Essentials of Clinical Neuroscience Online course:
This online course gives you a unique opportunity to study the state of the art insights in Neurosciences, discover the research strengths of UMC Utrecht and experience our educational philosophy.With participants from all over the world you will follow weblectures by top UMC Utrecht neuroscientists, discuss recent developments in this field and make assignments and group projects online. This course gives you a unique opportunity to study the state of the art insights in Neurosciences, discover the research strengths of UMC Utrecht and experience our educational philosophy. Wherever you are, whenever you are available you can join our academic community of eager, young minds from behind your computer!
The course will consist of web lectures by renowned experts as well as articles, group assignments, individual assignments, peer feedback and feedback from teachers. During the course you will interact with other participants through assignments and discussions. The course will be moderated actively by professional moderators and teaching staff of the Brain Center Rudolf Magnus of UMC Utrecht.
Literature/study material used:
Parts of Neuroscience (Purves et al., Sinauer Ass.Inc., Sunderland, Massachusetts, 4e editie, 2004 (ISBN 978-0-87893-697-7)) and recent reviews and original articles.
Essentials of Neuroscience Face-to-face course: apply at least 1 week before start of course. Register via the study guide
. The maximum number of participants is 40.
Essentials of Clinical Neuroscience Online course: apply at least 3 weeks before start of the course. Register via the study guide
. The maximum number of participants is 16.
Mandatory for students in own Master’s programme:
BoD students: This course is one of the specific cardiovascular BoD-courses. Additional to the mandatory Kick off course, BoD students should accomplish 12 EC with specific (cardiovascular) BoD courses.
This is not applicable for the online variant of this course.
Optional for students in other GSLS Master’s programme:
Yes, except for NSCN students.
No special requirements.