Module Handbook

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Course BIO-ZOO-01-K-5

Neural Development (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 WiSe
Level [5] Master (Entry Level)
Language [EN] English
Lecturers
Area of study [BIO-ZOO] Zoology
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

− The students will hear introductory and summary lectures, read research and review papers, and discuss within the group and with the teacher current topics of neuronal development.

− Topics include e.g. nervous system formation, wiring of the nervous system, formation of neuronal circuits, animal behavior, modern methods in neurobiology.

Competencies / intended learning achievements

Professional competence:

− Overview of the principles underlying neuronal development.

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

− 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 development.

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

− summarize and discuss orally research papers.

Literature

E. Kandel: Principlesof Neuroscience, 5th edition;

L. Luo: Principles of Neurobiology;

Bear: Neuroscience;

Original literature 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 physiology, neurobiology

Requirements for attendance (formal)

Admission to the Master Program ‘Biology’

References to Course [BIO-ZOO-01-K-5]

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