Neural Plasticity (S, 3.0 LP)
|SWS||Type||Course Form||CP (Effort)||Presence-Time / Self-Study|
|-||S||Reading course||3.0 CP||20 h||70 h|
|(S)||3.0 CP||20 h||70 h|
|CP, Effort||3.0 CP = 90 h|
|Position of the semester||1 Sem. in SuSe|
|Level|| Master (Entry Level)|
|Area of study||[BIO-TPH] Animal Physiology|
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.
Competencies / intended learning achievements
− Overview of the principles underlying several forms neuronal plasticity (habituation, sensitization, classical conditioning, long-term depression, long-term potentiation).
− Students will evaluate, discuss and compare a variety of experimental strategies, model systems and experimental methods used to advance our understanding of the molecular, cellular and microcircuital aspects of neuronal plasticity.
− Topics will be explored both in breath and in depth using a combination of text books, reviews and original research papers.
− Students will learn to critically evaluate scientific literature.
☐Methodological competence: ---
− Learning to discuss scientific issues with other students and the teacher and explaining complex concepts.
− Learning to simplify complicated topics and ideas and to identify their key aspects.
− Acquiring scientific expertise by self-responsible reading of English research literature, and identifying points that require further explanation.
− Critical evaluation of current research data.
Intended Learning Outcomes:
On successfully completing the module students will be able to…
− improve their knowledge in the field of neural plasticity.
− read and understand specialist English literature (research papers and reviews).
− summarize and discuss orally research papers.
2. Kandel/Schwartz/Jessell/Siegelbaum/Hudspeth: Principles of Neural Science
3. Kettenmann/Ransom: Neuroglia