Curriculum

Neuroscience

The research master Neuroscience aims to teach and train  talented students in the rapidly expanding field of Neuroscience 


Curriculum

After the introduction week, the core of the first year program consists of 10 modules of 3 to 8 weeks each, with lectures, self-study problems with group discussions, and training of practical skills. Textbooks used are Principles of Neuroscience, written by Nobel prize winner Eric Kandel and colleagues, and Neuroscience by Dale Purves et al. In addition, selected review and methodology papers reflecting the state-of-the-art in a particular area of neuroscience will be studied and discussed. Presentation skills are trained in journal clubs and tutor sessions.

During the second semester you will elaborate on the research proposal you prepared during the first semester. Guided by your supervisor you will do an extensive literature search,come up with relevant and related novel questions, and design an experimental plan how to tackle these questions.   

Please see here for our course offerings

Curriculum Overview

Research Master in Neuroscience – 2022 - 2024

Year 1

Course Code

Course Name

 EC Points

RMNS-1.0

Introduction Week

0

RMNS-1.1

Basic (Neuro)Science: Scientific Method + 2 Elective Courses

3

RMNS-1.1.1

Scientific Method (33% compulsory)  

1

RMNS-1.1.2

Basic Statistics (Choice 33%) 

 

RMNS-1.1.3

Basic Molecular Biology (Choice 33%)

2

RMNS-1.1.4

Basic Neurophysiology (Choice 33%)

 

RMNS-1.2

Neural Signaling and Neural Computation

6

RMNS-1.3

Structure and Organization of the Nervous System

3

RMNS-1.4

Sensorimotor Systems

7

RMNS-1.5-21

The Changing Brain

7

RMNS-1.6-21

Complex Brain Functions

6

RMNS-1.7

Scientific Writing

3

RMNS-1.8

Labtalks en Seminars - Year 1

2

RMNS-1.9-21

Research Training - Year 1

15

RMNS-1.10

Research Proposal

8

Total Year 1

60

Second Year Neuroscience

Attend workshops of your choice. Workshops are indicated below. Three of the 10 points can be obtained outside the RM Neuroscience program offer (f.e. Animal welfare or eBrok course). One of these 3 points can be obtained by attending a neuroscience conference and presenting data at the conference.

Research Master in Neuroscience – 2022 - 2024

Elective Workshops

Course Code

Course Name

EC Points

RMNS-2.3

Neuro Histology and Neuro Pathology

2

RMNS-2.4

Eye Movements of Mice and Men

1

RMNS-2.5

Statistics Advanced Level

1

RMNS-2.6

f-MRI Analysis Techniques

1

RMNS-2.7

Linear Systems

2

RMNS-2.8

Molecular Neuro Biology/Advanced

1

RMNS-2.10

Genetics and Neurological Diseases

1

RMNS-2.11

Tools and Therapy in Psychiatry

1

RMNS-2.12

Hippocampal Field Recording

1

RMNS-2.14A

Introduction of Matlab/Beginners

1

RMNS-2.14B

Data analysis with Matlab/Advanced

1

RMNS-2.15

Career Outside Academia

1

RMNS-2.16

Neuro-Informatics

1

RMNS-2.17

Introduction to Labview

2

RMNS-2.18

Nerve Conduction Studies

1

RMNS-2.19

High-Performance Brain Simulation

1

RMNS-2.20

Optical Imaging (Live Cell Microscopy)

2

RMNS-2.21

History of Neursocience

1

External Elective Workshops**

Course Code

Course Name

EC Points

RMNS-2.1

Poster Presentation at Conference

1

RMNS-2.2

External Workshop

1

RMNS-2.9

Animal Welfare, Art. 9

3

RMNS-2.13

eBrok

1,5

Compulsory compontents

Course Code

Course Name

EC Points

RMNS-3.1

Research Training - Year 2

37

RMNS-3.2

Labtalks en Seminars - Year 2

3

RMNS-3.3

Master Thesis

10

 

Thesis  - 7 EC (70%)

 

 

Defence - 3 EC (30%)

 

Remarks                      

3.2  Lab talks, seminars and journal club (3 EC)

Before every seminar of the Neuroscience seminar series, students will discuss one of the papers of the seminar speaker during a supervised journal club.

Workshops (10 EC)                   

A total of 10 EC points need to be obtained by following workshops and courses.

** 3 of the 10 points can be obtained outside the RM Neuroscience program offer. 1 of these 3 point can be obtained by attending a neuroscience conference and presenting data at the conference.

 

 

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