THE IGSIN COURSE - Interdisciplinary Neuroscience (IGSIN913)
Course in Interdisciplinary Neuroscience (6 ECT's) Planned for week 39-40 2023
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.
|25.09.2023||14:00 - 14:45||9A110bP||Welcome and presentation of the course||Marco Hirnstein (UoB)|
|15:00 - 17:00||9A110bP||Psychiatric genetics, with focus on schizophrenia and bipolar disorders||Stephanie Le Hellard (UoB)|
|26.09.2023||09:15 - 10:00||9A110bP||Presentation PhD project||Marco Hirnstein (UoB)|
|10:15 - 12:00||9A110bP||Epigenetics in psychiatric disorders||Stephanie Le Hellard (UoB)|
|12:45 - 14:00||9A110bP||Demo. Gene expression in CNS||Stephanie Le Hellard (UoB)|
|14:30 - 16:45||9A110bP||Basic Neurophysiology||Clive Bramham (UoB)|
|27.09.2023||09:15 - 10:00||9A110bP||Presentation PhD project||Marco Hirnstein (UoB)|
|10:15 - 12:00||9A110bP||Language and Neuroimaging||Stefan Heim (RWTH Aachen)|
|13:00 - 15:30||9A110bP||Neurotransmission||Jan Haavik (UoB)|
|28.09.2023||09:15 - 12:30||9A110bP||Basic neuroanatomy: "The Human Brain - A Painting and Crafts Course" - Part I||Janina Kirsch (University of Freiburg)|
|13:30 - 16:00||9A110bP||Basic neuroanatomy: "The Human Brain - A Painting and Crafts Course" - Part II||Janina Kirsch (University of Freiburg)|
|29.09.2023||09:15 - 10:00||9A110bP||Presentation PhD project||Marco Hirnstein (UoB)|
|10:15 - 12:00||9A110bP||Basic neuroanatomy: "The Human Brain - A Painting and Crafts Course" - Part II||Janina Kirsch (University of Freiburg)|
|13:00 - 15:00||9A110bP||Basic neuroanatomy: Dissection of the brain - demo||Jelena Mrdalj (UoB)|
|02.10.2023||09:15 - 10:00||9A110bP||Presentation PhD project||Marco Hirnstein (UoB)|
|10:15 - 12:30||9A110bP||Neuropsychiatry: Schizofrenia||Erik Johnsen (UoB/HuH)|
|13:30 - 15:45||9A110bP||Neuropsychiatry: Depression||Ute Kessler (UoB/HUH)|
|03.10.2023||09:15 - 12:00||9A110bP||Biological rhythms and sleep||Janne Grønli (UoB)|
|12:45 - 15:30||9A110bP||Emotion, affect and the brain||Geir Olve Skeie & Kjetil Vikene (UoB)|
|04.10.2023||09:15 - 12:00||ALREK, Borgaskaret||Clinical neuropsychology||Astri Lundervold (UoB)|
|12:45 - 16:00||ALREK, Borgaskaret||Demo: Neuropsychological tests||Astri Lundervold (UoB)|
|05.10.2023||09:15 - 10:00||9A110bP||Presentation PhD project||Marco Hirnstein (UoB)|
|10:15 - 12:00||9A110bP||Human el:Physiol: EEG/ERP||Daniela Pfabigan (UoB)|
|12:45 - 14:15||LAB||Demo of in vivo reg in the rat/EEG-ERP, group 1||Clive Bramham / Daniela Pfabigan|
|14:15 - 16:00||LAB||Demo of in vivo reg in the rat/EEG-ERP, group 2||Clive Bramham / Daniela Pfabigan|
|06.10.2023||09:15 - 12:00||9A110bP||Brain imaging: fMRI - Methods & Applications||Karsten Specht (UoB)|
|12:00 - 13:00||9A110bP||Demonstration MR Scanner||Karsten Specht (UoB)|
|13:00 - 14:00||Cafeteria 4th floor||evaluation of the IGSIN course & Lunch||Marco Hirnstein (UoB)|
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 31.