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Fri 5 Dec, Mon 8 Dec, Tue 9 Dec 2014
14:00 - 16:00

Venue: 8 Mill Lane, Lecture Room 9

Provided by: Graduate School of Life Sciences


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Neuroscience Crash Course
BeginnersPrerequisites

Fri 5 Dec, Mon 8 Dec, Tue 9 Dec 2014

Description

This series of lectures provides a basic introduction to neurobiology. If you are a new graduate student working in another area but think your research might benefit from some understanding of neurobiology, this is for you. If you have done an undergraduate course in neuroscience of any kind, this is NOT for you.

Target audience
  • First year postgraduates
  • Others with no previous neuroscience training
  • Further details regarding Graduate School of Life Sciences' eligibility criteria are available
Prerequisites
  • Participants must not have done an undergraduate course in neuroscience of any kind
Sessions

Number of sessions: 3

# Date Time Venue Trainer
1 Fri 5 Dec 2014   14:00 - 16:00 14:00 - 16:00 8 Mill Lane, Lecture Room 9 map Prof. J. Herbert
2 Mon 8 Dec 2014   14:00 - 16:00 14:00 - 16:00 8 Mill Lane, Lecture Room 9 map Prof. J. Fawcett
3 Tue 9 Dec 2014   14:00 - 16:00 14:00 - 16:00 8 Mill Lane, Lecture Room 9 map Prof. R.J.M. Franklin
Topics covered

Session 1 The functional architecture of the brain:

  • Naming the parts
  • How the brain controls movement, sensation, vision, hearing, smell
  • The emotional and cognitive brain
  • How the brain keeps you alive
Topics covered

Session 2 Glial cells what they are and what they do:

  • The glial cells of the CNS, PNS and peripheral olfactory system
  • Their functional roles in normal tissue
  • Their responses to injury
Topics covered

Session 3 The neuron and its connections:

  • The axon: How does it conduct?
  • The synapse: Conduction and plasticity
  • Development: Axon growth and guidance, synapse formation
  • Plasticity in the adult
  • Axon regeneration
  • Adult neurogenesis
  • Stimulating plasticity
Aims
  • To provide a general introduction to the brain, glial cells and neurons
  • To prepare you to attend more advanced courses if you wish
Format

Presentations

Duration

Three sessions of two hours

Frequency

Yearly

Theme
Subject Specific Research Skills

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