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neu280 - Research Techniques in Neuroscience (Complete module description)
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Module label Research Techniques in Neuroscience
Module code neu280
Credit points 6.0 KP
Workload 180 h
2 SWS Lecture: 35 h contact / 45 h background reading / 10 h exam preparation
2 SWS Practical: 50 h contact / 30 h protocol preparation / 10 h exam preparation
Institute directory Department of Neurosciences
Applicability of the module
  • Master's Programme Neuroscience (Master) > Background Modules
Responsible persons
Hartmann, Anna-Maria (Module responsibility)
Hartmann, Anna-Maria (Module counselling)
Hartmann, Anna-Maria (Authorized examiners)
Nothwang, Hans Gerd (Authorized examiners)
Thiel, Christiane Margarete (Authorized examiners)
Neidhardt, John (Authorized examiners)
Greschner, Martin (Authorized examiners)
Bantel, Carsten (Authorized examiners)
Skills to be acquired in this module

+ Neurosci. knowlg.
++ Expt. Methods
+ Scient. Literature
+ Social skills
+ Interdiscipl. knowlg.
+ Maths/Stats/Progr.
+ Data present./disc.
+ Scientific English
++ Ethics

1. have basic knowledge of different techniques (see content of the module) used in neurosciences
2. have basic knowledge of realizing clinical studies, generating questionaires and their biostatistical data analyses
3. have aquired practical skills in whole brain imaging (fMRI) and molecular techniques
4. have aquired practical skills in performing clinical studies
Module contents
Lecture topics:
1. Whole brain imaging (CT, MRI, fMRI, PET, EEG, MEG)
2. Animal Behaviour
3. Microscopy and Visualizing nervous system structure
4. Electrophysiology
5. Identifying Gene of Interest and Gene delivery strategies
6. Molecular Cloning, generation of transgenic organism, manipulating endogenous genes
7. Cell culture techniques
8. Biochemical assays and intracellular signalling
9. Clinical studies
10. questionaire and biostatistics
11. judical basics of scientific work

laboratory course
1. molecular methods (site directed mutagenesis, PCR, midi preparation, sequencing, bioinformatics)
2. fMRI
3. clinical studies
Reader's advisory
Guide to Research Techniques in Neuroscience, 2nd EditionAuthor(s) : Carter & Shieh
Print Book ISBN : 9780128005118
eBook ISBN : 9780128005972
Language of instruction English
Duration (semesters) 1 Semester
Module frequency summer term / annually
Module capacity 20 (
Registration procedure / selection criteria: StudIP
Modullevel / module level
Modulart / typ of module
Lehr-/Lernform / Teaching/Learning method Master of Science: Neuroscience
Vorkenntnisse / Previous knowledge
Course type Comment SWS Frequency Workload of compulsory attendance
Lecture (Lecture)
2 SuSe 28
Practical training (Practical)
2 SuSe 28
Total time of attendance for the module 56 h
Examination Time of examination Type of examination
Final exam of module
end of semester
written exam