Neuroscience is a wonderful branch of science on how our brain perceives the external world, how our brain thinks, how our brain responds to the outside of the world, and how during disease or aging the neuronal connections deteriorate. We’re trying to understand the molecular, cellular nature and the circuitry arrangement of how nervous system works.
Through this course, you'll have a comprehensive understanding of basic neuroanatomy, electral signal transduction, movement and several diseases in the nervous system.
This advanced neurobiology course is composed of 2 parts (Advanced neurobiology I and Advanced neurobiology II, and the latter will be online later). They are related to each other on the content but separate on scoring and certification, so you can choose either or both. It’s recommended that you take them sequentially and it’s great if you’ve already acquired a basic understanding of biology.
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Anatomy of the Nervous System Let's start with a basic introduction of neuroanatomy.
Morphology of the neuronal cell & Cellular and Molecular Biology of the Neuron Let's learn more about the basic unit of the nervous system: the neuron.
Cellular and Molecular Biology of the Neuron Let‘s continue with the neuron.
Signaling within neurons & Ion channels and membrane potentials Let's switch to the electrical properties of the neuron.
Ion channels, membrane potential and synaptic transmission Let's continue with the ion channels, membrane potential and synaptic transmission.
Neurotransmitter release Let's learn more about the neurotransmitter release.
Synaptic transmission & Synapitic plasticity Let's continue with synaptic transmission and synapitic plasticity.
Techniques in neuroscience Let's learn some prevalent techniques in neuroscience.
MOOCs stand for Massive Open Online Courses. These arefree online courses from universities around the world (eg. StanfordHarvardMIT) offered to anyone with an internet connection.
How do I register?
To register for a course, click on "Go to Class" button on the course page. This will take you to the providers website where you can register for the course.
How do these MOOCs or free online courses work?
MOOCs are designed for an online audience, teaching primarily through short (5-20 min.) pre recorded video lectures, that you watch on weekly schedule when convenient for you. They also have student discussion forums, homework/assignments, and online quizzes or exams.