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University of Calgary Calendar 2018-2019 COURSES OF INSTRUCTION Course Descriptions N, O Neuroscience NEUR
Neuroscience NEUR

Instruction and services offered by members of the Cumming School of Medicine and the Faculties of Science and Arts.

Junior Course
Neuroscience 201       Introduction to Neuroscience
A survey of clinical, cognitive, behavioural, systems, cellular and molecular neuroscience, with emphasis on applied, translational, and basic research.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Biology 30 and admission to the Neuroscience program.
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Senior Courses
Neuroscience 301       Neuroscience Field Course
Introductory ethology and behavioural neuroscience research. Hypothesis generation, experimental design, data collection and analysis, techniques, and experimentation.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(160 hours) 
Prerequisite(s):
Biology 231 or 241 and Neuroscience 201 and admission to the Neuroscience program.
Notes:
Students are in residence at the Barrier Lake Field Station during Spring Intersession for a substantial part of the course. A supplementary fee will be assessed to cover additional costs associated with this course. Students will require consent of the department to drop this course. 
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Neuroscience 321       How the Brain Works
An introduction to the fundamentals of brain function for students outside of the Neuroscience program. Students completing this course will be able to describe the molecular, cellular and systems underpinnings of nervous systems. Students will be able to discuss the functioning of brain systems underlying sensation, cognition, behaviour, and disease.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Antirequisite(s):
Not open to students in the Neuroscience program. Credit for Neuroscience 321 and Psychology 375 will not be allowed.
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Neuroscience 401       Advanced Neuroscience Laboratory
Advanced neurophysiological, behavioural, molecular biological, and histological techniques used to investigate nervous system function will be covered. The course is delivered in the form of hypothesis-driven research projects.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(0-6)
Prerequisite(s):
Zoology 461 and admission to the Neuroscience program.
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Neuroscience 411       Cellular and Systems Neuroscience
Structure and function of the nervous system examined through neurochemistry, intracellular signal transduction, mechanisms of communication, and functional organization of the nervous system at the cellular and systems levels.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Zoology 461 and admission to the Neuroscience program, or a minimum grade of "B+" in Zoology 461.
Notes:
This course is offered as part of an honours program.
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Neuroscience 421       Neuroscience: History, Ethics and Society
An exploration of topics in the history of neuroscience, aspects of ethics as they apply to studies of the brain and how neuroscience fits into society.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
48 units (8.0 full-course equivalents) and admission to the major in Neuroscience, Biological Sciences, Health Sciences or Psychology.
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Neuroscience 474       Neuroscience of Learning and Memory
An examination of learning and memory from a neuroscience perspective. Molecular, cellular, systems level, and behavioural approaches will be applied to themes such as consolidation, amnesia, and pathological processes.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Psychology 375; 301 or 312; and admission to the Neuroscience Honours program.
Also known as:
(Psychology 474)
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Neuroscience 475       Drugs and Behaviour
The behavioural effects of drugs specifically employed to affect the nervous system, as seen in the treatment of mental disorders, behavioural disorders, and other conditions such as Parkinson's, Huntington's and Alzheimer's diseases. Neuro-pharmacologic agents will be discussed as they relate to the biochemistry and physiology of putative neurotransmitters.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Psychology 375; 301 or 312; and admission to the Neuroscience Program.
Also known as:
(Psychology 475)
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Neuroscience 477       Sleep and Biological Rhythms
Behaviours are temporally co-ordinated and occur in a rhythmic fashion. The most obvious rhythmic behaviour humans engage in is sleeping; we spend one-third of our lives asleep. This course will survey the behavioural, physiological, and clinical aspects of sleep and biological rhythms.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Psychology 375; 301 or 312; and admission to the Neuroscience Honours program.
Also known as:
(Psychology 477)
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Neuroscience 478       Behavioural Neuroscience

An examination of the neural underpinnings of behaviour. Experimental approaches, neural mechanisms, and health implications will be explored through both lecture material and laboratory exercises.


Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-3)
Prerequisite(s):
Psychology 375; 301 or 312; and admission to the Neuroscience Program.
Also known as:
(Psychology 478)
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Neuroscience 479       Human Neuropsychology
Integration of the literature on human brain damage with the evidence from animal research. Topics include developmental neuropsychology; cognitive deficits associated with frontal, parieto-occipital, and temporal lobes; origins and mechanisms in the determination of cerebral dominancy; disorders of learning and memory; long-term effects of cerebral lesions.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Psychology 375; 301 or 312; and admission to the Neuroscience program.
Also known as:
(Psychology 479)
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Neuroscience 500       Honours Thesis in Neuroscience
Research project undertaking critical assessment of data collected testing and hypothesis derived from the literature. To be conducted under the direction of one or more faculty members from departments participating in the Neuroscience program. Formal written and oral reports must be presented on completion of the course.
Course Hours:
6 units; F(1-8)
Prerequisite(s):
75 units (12.5 full-course equivalents) and admission to the Neuroscience program.
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Neuroscience 506       Special Topics in Neuroscience
Lectures, seminars, term papers and training in theoretical and/or laboratory methods.
Course Hours:
6 units; F(0-6)
Prerequisite(s):
60 units (10.0 full-course equivalents) and admission to the Neuroscience program.
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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Neuroscience 507       Special Topics in Neuroscience
Lectures, seminars, term papers and training in theoretical and/or laboratory methods.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(0-6)
Prerequisite(s):
60 units (10.0 full-course equivalents) and admission to the Neuroscience program.
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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Neuroscience 511       Neuroscience Seminar
Students will attend the weekly Hotchkiss Brain Institute seminars. Following each seminar, students will discuss the presentation under the tutelage of a moderator familiar with the field of enquiry.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(2-1S)
Prerequisite(s):
75 units (12.5 full-course equivalents) and admission to the Neuroscience program.
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Neuroscience 521       Cognitive and Clinical Neuroscience
An examination of how the human central nervous system controls higher order, complex behaviours. Experimental and clinical evidence for the neurobiological regulation of memory, language, attention, perception and emotion will be evaluated.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Psychology 375; 301 or 312; and admission to the Neuroscience program.
Also known as:
(Psychology 521)
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Neuroscience 531       Nervous System Development
This course covers the fundamental principles of the development of nervous systems, integrating anatomical, cellular, molecular, genetic and behavioural approaches.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Psychology 475 or Neuroscience 475; and admission to the Neuroscience program.
Also known as:
(Psychology 531)
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