May 22, 2022
BIOL 457 - Fundamentals of Neuroscience
The study of integrated neuroscience from the molecular to the systems level. Included is examination of neural plasticity in the developing and adult brain as well as dysfunctions associated with disease states.
Prerequisites: BIOL 183 and either CHEM 431 or BIOL 430.
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Apply principles of cell biology to explain the structure and function, and cellular components of synaptic transmission.
- Explain how sensory ·information is processed and integrated into behavioral responses.
- Explain normal cellular events in synaptic plasticity that lead to learning and memory. And relate how those events are altered in neurodegenerative diseases.
- Relate developmental events of axon growth and synapse formation to the pattern of adult connections among various systems.
- Develop skills in reading primary literature in the field of neuroscience
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