THE IGSIN COURSE - Integrated Neuroscience (IGSIN913)
Course in Integrated Neuroscience (6 ECT's)
English. If all participants and teachers are native Norwegian speakers, part of the course may be presented in a Scandinavian language.
Approximately thirty hours of lectures, demonstrations and/or laboratory work, concentrated over a two week period.
The course will have a problem-oriented focus and students are expected to participate during the whole teaching period. The course is given once a year.
Note that in-person presence is required at least for 80% of the course to obtain any ECTS points. We discourage from registering for the course if this criterion cannot be met.
The course is intended to give the students a basic and integrated understanding of the interplay between neurobiological systems and cognition, affect and behaviour. They will also receive an introduction to basic central methods in neuroscience.
During the course the students will be introduced to the most important neurobiological systems (neuroanatomical and neurophysiological). They will be introduced to neuromolecular mechanisms and neuropharmacology. Important psychiatric and neuropsychological clinical conditions as well as normal psychological functions will be described and methods for measuring these will be demonstrated.
The course is obligatory for students accepted by IGSIN. It is expected that students take the course during their first year in the programme. The students at IGSIN will take priority to attend the course. For other applicants relevant qualifications at Master’s level are required. Applicants can have a relevant background in medicine, psychology, biology, information science, linguistics etc.
A written essay focused on integrative perspectives on neuro-anatomical, physiological, chemical and psychological aspects of mental diseases and normal behavioral functions.
About 400 pages
Bear,M.F., Connors,B.W. Paradiso,M.A. (2015). Neuroscience. Exploring the brain., Baltimore: Lippincott, Williams and Williams. Chapters: 1, 5 - 7, 15, 18, 20-25.
|26.09.2022||14.00 - 14.45||BB-build. 9.fl., room 110||Wellcome and presentation of the course|
|14.45 - 17.00||BB-build. 9.fl., room 110||Basic Neurophysiology|
|27.09.2022||09.15 - 10.00||BB-build. 9.fl., room 110||Presentation PhD project|
|10.15 - 12.00||BB-build. 9.fl., room 110||Psychiatric genetics, with focus on schizophrenia and bipolar disorders|
|12.45 - 13.30||BB-build. 9.fl., room 110||Epigenetics in psychiatric disorders|
|13.30 - 14.45||BB-build. 9.fl., room 110||Demo. Gene expression in CNS|
|28.09.2022||09.15 - 10.00||BB-build. 9.fl., room 110||Presentation PhD project|
|10.15 - 12.00||BB-build. 9.fl., room 110||Neurotransmission|
|13.00 - 15.45||BB-build. 9.fl., room 110||Emotion, affect and the brain|
|29.09.2022||09.15 - 10.00||Conference room 3. floor||Presentation PhD project|
|10.00 - 12.00||Conf room/Zoom||Language and neuroimaging|
|13.00 - 15.45||Conf room/Zoom||Brain stimulation: Methods and applications|
|30.09.2022||09.15 - 12.00||Conference room 3. floor||Basic neuroanatomy|
|12.45 - 14.30||Lab||Dissection of brain. Demo|
|03.10.2022||09.15 -12.00||BB-build. 9.fl., room 110||Neuropsychiatry: Schizofrenia|
|12.45 - 15.30||BB-build. 9.fl., room 110||Neurpsychiatry: Depression|
|04.10.2022||09.15 - 10.00||BB-build. 9.fl., room 110||Presentation PhD project|
|09.15 - 12.00||BB-build. 9.fl., room 110||The neuroscience of memory|
|12.45 - 16.00||BB-build. 9.fl., room 110||Biological rhythms and sleep|
|05.10.2022||09.15 - 12.00||Alrek, Borgaskaret||Clinical neuropsychology|
|12.45-16.00||Alrek, Borgaskaret/LAB||demo. neuropsychol. tests|
|06.10.2022||09.15 - 10.00||BB-build. 9.fl., room 109||Presentation PhD project|
|10.15 - 12.00||BB-build. 9.tl., room 109||Human el.Physiol: EEG/ERP|
|12.45 - 14.15||LAB||Demo of in vivo reg in the rat/EEG-ERP, group 1|
|14.15 - 16.00||LAB||Demo of in vivo reg in the rat/EEG-ERP, group 2|
|07.10.2022||09.15 - 12.00||Lunch room 9th floor||Brain imaging: fMRI - Methods & Applications|
|12:30 - 14:00||Cafeteria 4th floor||evaluation of the IGSIN course & Lunch|
Deadline for delivery of essay: To be decided during course
Academic questions to: Marco.email@example.com
Administrative questions to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Limited number of participants:15
Deadline for registration: August 20.