Core module "Neurobiology 1" (12 C, 14 SWS) [M.Bio.304]

Learning outcome: Theoretical and practical knowledge of basic methods in molecular, cellular and systemic neuroscience. The curriculum includes experiments in neurogenetics, neuroanatomy, neurophysiology and neuroethology. The spectrum of methods ranges from the analysis of gene expression patterns to neuronal tracing techniques, electrophysiology, biomechanical and behavioural analysis and screening methods. The module provides the basis for advanced courses in neurobiology such as “Neurobiology 2”. Introducing a broad spectrum of state-of-the-art experimental and analytical methods, the course will put the students into the position to generate, interpret and present neurobiological data.

Core skills: Profound knowledge of essential techniques in Neuroscience and their application.

Requirements for examination: Knowledge of lecture topics; competence in oral and written (lab report) presentation of experimental data.

Submodules: Courses and examinations
1. Lecture "From gene to behavior" (2 SWS)
2. Methods course "Basic neurobiology" (full time; 12 SWS)

Prerequisite for examination: Oral presentation of experimental results with reference to current literature (15 min).

Examination: written examination (120 minutes)

Selection options

Admission requirements
Can´t be combined with key competence module M.Bio.344

Number of repeat examinations permitted

Module applicable in the following degree programs
M.Sc. Developmental, Neural, and Behavioral biology

Course frequency: Academic Term
Each winter-semester

One semester

English; German in agreement with participants

Maximum number of students

Workload: 360 h (196/164 h, Attendance time/Self-study time)

Person responsible for module
Prof. Dr. Martin Göpfert