Neuroscience (NSCI)

Courses

NSCI 222. Cellular Neurophysiology. 3 Credits.

Fundamentals of cellular neurophysiology through lecture, independent student reading and faculty-led group discussions of journal articles. Prerequisites: NSCI 110 or, NSCI 111 and NSCI 112, or Instructor Permission.

NSCI 225. Human Neuroanatomy. 0 or 3 Credits.

Functional anatomy of the human nervous system on both the microscopic and macroscopic scales. Focuses on the structures of the peripheral nervous system, spinal cord, and brain, and how they work together to achieve behavior. Lectures and a required laboratory (gross and microscopic anatomy). Prerequisite: NSCI 111.

NSCI 230. Comparative Neurobiology. 3 Credits.

Examination of the cellular mechanisms that underlie selective motor and sensory abilities, and unique behaviors that have evolved in various species. Discussion and student presentations. Prerequisite: ASCI 141 or BIOL 106 or NSCI 111 or PSYS 115 or Instructor permission.

NSCI 280. Glia: Not Just Neuron Glue. 3 Credits.

Interdisciplinary course in which students engage in a focused, in-depth exploration of how glial cells contribute to neurological and psychiatric disorders. Prerequisites: NSCI 111; Course director approval. Pre/Co-requisites: NSCI 111; Course Director permission.

NSCI 300. Intro Functional Neuroimaging. 3 Credits.

Functional neuroimaging may be the most exciting recent development in cognitive neuroscience. Students will learn about neuroimaging, and work in small groups to develop experiments, acquire and analyze functional MRI data an MRI scanner.

NSCI 301. Intro Functional Neuroimaging. 3 Credits.

Part 1 will offer lecture-based technical background on in vivo brain-imaging techniques (e.g.MRI, PET; MEG; EEG; TMS). Part 2 will focus on hands-on fMRI data processing including data collection at UVMMC research MRI unit and in-class analysis instruction. Prerequisites: Graduate standing or Senior standing with Instructor permission. Pre/Co-requisites: Basic statistics and/or introductory physics helpful.

NSCI 302. Neuroscience. 3 Credits.

Functional anatomy of the human nervous system. Lectures and laboratory providing learning experience with dissected specimens, gross and microscopic anatomy. Incorporates clinical information from physician-scientists. Prerequisite: Physical Therapy major or Instructor permission.

NSCI 303. Human Gross and Microanatomy. 3 Credits.

Combination of gross anatomy, histology, embryology, physiology and medical imaging to present an integrated overview of the human body. Emphasis on peripheral nervous system including autonomic nervous system and cranial nerves. Cadaver dissection laboratory combined with lecture and/or content modules and research and teaching presentations. Pre/Co-requisites: Graduate standing; Neuroscience Graduate Program or others with Instructor permission; six credits coursework, plus two credits lab in biology, general chemistry, organic chemistry and Physics.

NSCI 323. Neurochemistry. 3 Credits.

Biochemistry of the nervous system. Topics include ion channels, synaptic function, neurotransmitters and neuropeptides, signal transduction, and hormones in brain function. Prerequisite: Permission of the Instructor.

NSCI 327. Resp Conduct in Biomed Rsch. 1 Credit.

Topics in Scientific Integrity surrounding responsible conduct and practices in biomedical research. Prerequisites: Advanced Graduate students, postdoctoral fellows and assistant professors in the biological or biomedical sciences.

NSCI 328. Techniques in Microscopy. 3 Credits.

Topics shall include practical background in microscopy, including brightfield, epifluorescence, confocal, multi-photon, deconvolution, atomic force and electron microscopy. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.

NSCI 381. Seminar in Neuroscience. 1 Credit.

Research presentations and critical review of the literature in various areas of anatomical and neurobiological sciences.

NSCI 382. Seminar in Neuroscience. 1 Credit.

Research presentations and critical review of the literature in various areas of anatomical and neurobiological sciences.

NSCI 391. Master's Thesis Research. 1-18 Credits.

NSCI 395. Advanced Special Topics. 1-18 Credits.

See Schedule of Courses for specific titles. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.

NSCI 491. Doctoral Dissertation Research. 1-18 Credits.

NSCI 496. Advanced Special Topics. 1-18 Credits.

See Schedule of Courses for specific titles.