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Course BIO-HUM-07-K-5

Lecture and Reading Course - Neural Function (S, 3.0 LP)

Course Type

SWS Type Course Form CP (Effort) Presence-Time / Self-Study
- S Reading course 3.0 CP 16 h 74 h
(S) 3.0 CP 16 h 74 h


CP, Effort 3.0 CP = 90 h
Position of the semester 1 Sem. in WiSe
Level [5] Master (Entry Level)
Language [EN] English
Area of study [BIO-HUM] Human Biology and Human Genetics
Livecycle-State [NORM] Active

Possible Study achievement

  • Verification of study performance: continuous and active participation in the courses
  • Details of the examination (type, duration, criteria) will be announced at the beginning of the course.


− The students will hear introductory and summary lectures, read research and review papers, and discuss together and with the teacher the following topics: Neural Function: Neuronal morphology, intraneuronal sorting, Neurotransmitter release, Modulation of synaptic transmission; Molecular basis of Neurodegenerative Diseases, such as Alzheimer’s Disease, Parkinson Disease, Morbus Huntington, …


E. Kandel: Principles of Neuroscience, 5th edition, Part II and III;

L. Luo: Principles of Neurobiology;

Original literature will be provided at or prior to the beginning of the course

Requirements for attendance (informal)


Requirements for attendance (formal)


References to Course [BIO-HUM-07-K-5]

Module Name Context
[BIO-TM1-4_13-M-5] Theoretical Module 1-4: Lecture and Reading Course - Neural Function P: Obligatory S, 3.0 LP