Course Description: The aim of this online course is to introduce fundamental concepts in Neuroscience. The course will be broken into four modules; 1. Electrical properties of the neuron, 2. Synapses and networks, 3. Sensory systems, and 4. Beyond the cell. In addition, throughout the course there will be a student-led discovery of expression, structure and function of a gene of interest and how it relates to human disease. Lectures will be asynchronous to allow students to work on their own time, and there will be four each week (except the first week with the holiday). I will be checking in to blackboard several times a day during the course and will hold office hours on Microsoft Teams. You can expect a response from me usually within a few hours or first thing in the morning if you post later at night.
- Acquire foundational knowledge in Neuroscience emphasizing the breadth in the field.
- Investigate the function of a gene of interest from a cellular and molecular level leading to mechanisms of human disease.
- Collect data and generate a poster to present data in a visual format.
Instructor: Alicia Ebert, Ph.D.
Course Lab/Materials Fee: $0
Syllabus: Introductory Neuroscience Syllabus summer 2023