Notes on the module handbook of the department Biology
Theoretical Module 1-4: Lecture and Reading Course - Neural Plasticity (M, 3.0 LP)
|Module Number||Module Name||CP (Effort)|
|BIO-TM1-4_15-M-5||Theoretical Module 1-4: Lecture and Reading Course - Neural Plasticity||3.0 CP (90 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|
|Reference course of study||[BIO-88.Z10-SG] M.Sc. Biology|
|Type/SWS||Course Number||Title||Choice in |
|SL||SL is |
required for exa.
Lecture and Reading Course - Neural Plasticity
|P||20 h||70 h||
- About [BIO-TPH-02-K-5]: Title: "Lecture and Reading Course - Neural Plasticity"; Presence-Time: 20 h; Self-Study: 70 h
- About [BIO-TPH-02-K-5]: The study achievement [TEILN] continuous and active participation in the courses must be obtained.
Examination achievement PL1
- Form of examination: written exam (Klausur) (60-90 Min.)
- Examination Frequency: each winter semester
Evaluation of grades
The grade of the module examination is also the module grade.
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
Requirements for attendance (informal)
Requirements for attendance (formal)
References to Module / Module Number [BIO-TM1-4_15-M-5]
|Course of Study||Section||Choice/Obligation|
|[BIO-88.Z10-SG] M.Sc. Biology||Theoretical Modules 1-4: Lectures and Reading Courses||[P/WP] Compulsory or compulsory elective (depending on the chosen specialization / study profile)|