The Adaptive Brain
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Area of Study
Taught In English
Course Level Recommendations
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Recommended U.S. Semester Credits3
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units4
Hours & Credits
Gain insight into molecular and cellular neurobiology, with a focus on adaptive mechanisms in the brain. Practice molecular and cellular biological laboratory skills.
Molecular signal transduction, synaptic plasticity, early brain development, construction of neural circuits, modification of brain circuits as a result of experience, repair and regeneration in the nervous system.
Lectures, laboratory practicaL, journal clubs, student presentations.
The focus of this course is on scientific experiments: a laboratoy practical on molecular biological techniques and journals clubs in which scientific papers are discussed.
TYPE OF ASSESSMENT
Exam (Multiple Choice) (60%); student presentation laboratory practical (20%), journal club presentation (20%) each at least grade 5.5
RECOMMENDED BACKGROUND KNOWLEDGE
Understanding in cell biology, neuronal communication and neuro-anatomy
Course in the track ‘Neurosciences’ in the minor ‘Biomolecular Sciences and Neurosciences’.
The track ‘Neurosciences’ is an excellent preparation for the Master Neurosciences. This minor course requires a minimum of 25 participants to take place.
Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.
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