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301137 VO Basics of Neuroscience (2020W)

5.00 ECTS (3.00 SWS), SPL 30 - Biologie


Note: The time of your registration within the registration period has no effect on the allocation of places (no first come, first served).


Language: English

Examination dates


Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

-digital learning-
The lecture Basics of Neuroscience consist of 45 units covering different aspects of Neuroscience. All 45 lectures will be recorded. The video files together with the slides as PDF files will be available to the registered students. A Mail to all registered students will be send by Monday October 5th to provide the link to the documents.

Thursday 01.10. 08:15 - 10:45 Digital
Friday 02.10. 08:15 - 10:45 Digital
Monday 05.10. 08:15 - 10:45 Digital
Tuesday 06.10. 08:15 - 10:45 Digital
Wednesday 07.10. 08:15 - 10:45 Digital
Thursday 08.10. 08:15 - 10:45 Digital
Friday 09.10. 08:15 - 10:45 Digital
Monday 12.10. 08:15 - 10:45 Digital
Tuesday 13.10. 08:15 - 10:45 Digital
Wednesday 14.10. 08:15 - 10:45 Digital
Thursday 15.10. 08:15 - 10:45 Digital
Friday 16.10. 08:15 - 10:45 Digital
Monday 19.10. 08:15 - 10:45 Digital
Tuesday 20.10. 08:15 - 10:45 Digital
Wednesday 21.10. 08:15 - 10:45 Digital


Aims, contents and method of the course

This series of lectures is hold in a block and covers the following 6 topics: i) neuroanatomy, ii) biochemistry and pharmacology of the nervous system, iii) neurophysiology, iv) neurogenetics and molecular neurobiology, v) neuroimmunology and vi) de- and regeneration. Based on the knowledge of the lecture neurobiology (VO 300322) the broad spectrum of the basic neuroscience will be elaborated. This lecture is hold in English language. It ends with a written exam (Die Fragen können auch in deutscher Sprache beantwortet werden). There are three dates to perform the exam.

Assessment and permitted materials

Written exam

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

The written exams contain 8 short questions (each accounting for 2 points) and two assay questions (each accounting for 5 points). A minimum of 13.5 points are required to pass the exam (Also half and quarter points are given).

Examination topics

This lecture consists of45 units and we intend to ask questions from each of the different units covering the entire lecture.
Each lecturer provides three short and one assay questions for each of the 45 units newly each year. This represents the pool of questions used for the different exams for this year’s lecture. Each professor corrects his own questions. The final grading is important to continue with the hands-on practical neuroscience course Basics of Neuroscience. The grading cutoff to attend the course is usually in the middle of the points required for a “Befriedigend”.

Reading list

Title: Principles of Neural Science (Fifth Edition)
Authors: Eric R. Kandel , James H. Schwartz , Thomas M. Jessell , Steven A. Siegelbaum , A.J. Hudspeth
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education - Europe
ISBN: 978-0-07-139011-8

Title: Neuroscience: Exploring the Brain (Fourth Edition)
Authors: Mark Bear, Barry Connors, Michael A. Paradiso
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Pub Inc
ISBN: 978-0-7817-7817-6

Association in the course directory

MMB V-1, MMB W-2, MMEI III, MAN 3 (2013), UF MA BU 01, UF MA BU 04

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