Korea University

Course Description

  • Course Name


  • Host University

    Korea University

  • Location

    Seoul, South Korea

  • Area of Study

    Biomedical Engineering, Biomedical Sciences

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    This course begins with the study of nerve cells: their structure, the propagation of nerve impulses and transfer of information between nerve cells. We then move to the sensory systems such as olfaction, hearing, and vision and discuss how physical energy such as light is converted into neural signals, where these signals travel in the brain, and how they are processed. Next we study the control of voluntary movement. Finally, we cover the neurochemical bases of brain diseases and those systems which control motivation, emotion, learning and memory.

    Course Objectives
    Understanding principles of neural science

    Principles of neural science Fifth Edition,

    The brain and behavior

    Nerve cells, neural circuitry, and behavior

    Genes and behavior

    The cell of the nervous system

    Ion channels

    Membrane potential and the passive electrical properties of the neuron

    Propagated signaling: the action potential


    Overview of the synaptic trnasmission

    Signaling at the nerve-muscle synapse: directly gated transmission

    Synaptic integration in the central nervous system

    Modulation of synaptic transmission: second messengers

    Transmitter release


    Diseases of the nerve and motor unit


Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.

Please reference fall and spring course lists as not all courses are taught during both semesters.

Availability of courses is based on enrollment numbers. All students should seek pre-approval for alternate courses in the event of last minute class cancellations

Please note that some courses with locals have recommended prerequisite courses. It is the student's responsibility to consult any recommended prerequisites prior to enrolling in their course.