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Course BIO-TPH-04-K-5

Neural Networks (S, 3.0 LP)

Course Type

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

Basedata

SWS S
CP, Effort 3.0 CP = 90 h
Position of the semester 1 Sem. in SuSe
Level [5] Master (Entry Level)
Language [EN] English
Lecturers
Area of study [BIO-TPH] Animal Physiology
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.

Contents

− Students will hear introductory and summary lectures, read research and review papers, and discuss within the group and with the teacher current topics of neural networks.

Competencies / intended learning achievements

Professional competence:

− Overview of the principles underlying the development and function of neuronal networks.

− Students will evaluate, discuss and compare a variety of experimental strategies, model systems and experimental methods used to advance our understanding of neuronal networks.

− 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: ---

Social 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.

Self-competence:

− Acquirement of scientific knowledge 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 networks.

− read and understand specialist English literature (research papers and reviews).

− summarize and discuss orally research papers.

Literature

E. Kandel: Principles of Neuroscience, 5th edition;

L. Luo: Principles of Neurobiology;

Paradiso, Bear, Connors: Neuroscience: Exploring the Brain

and will be provided at or prior to the beginning of the course

Materials

Will be provided at or prior to the beginning of the course

Requirements for attendance (informal)

Bachelor-grade knowledge in molecular biology, genetics, animal pjysiology, neurobiology

Requirements for attendance (formal)

Admission to the Master Program ‘Biology’

References to Course [BIO-TPH-04-K-5]

Course-Pool Name
[BIO-LR_all-KPOOL-5] Lecture & Reading Course - all
[BIO-LR_Neuro-KPOOL-5] Lecture & Reading Course: Neuro