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neu340 - Invertebrate Neuroscience (Vollständige Modulbeschreibung)
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Modulbezeichnung Invertebrate Neuroscience
Modulcode neu340
Kreditpunkte 6.0 KP
Workload 180 h
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1 SWS Seminar (SE)
Total workload 45h: 15h contact / 30h background literature reading, preparation for short tests and results presentation
3 SWS Supervised exercise (UE)
Total workload 135h: 70h contact / 65h data analysis and preparation of portfolio assignments
)
Fachbereich/Institut Department für Neurowissenschaften
Verwendet in Studiengängen
  • Master Biologie (Master) > Background Modules
  • Master Biology (Master) > Background Modules
  • Master Neuroscience (Master) > Background Modules
Ansprechpartner/-in
Modulverantwortung
Prüfungsberechtigt
Teilnahmevoraussetzungen
attendance in pre-meeting
Kompetenzziele

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


Upon successful completion of this course, students
• have knowledge on invertebrate neuronal systems in comparison to vertebrate systems
• have discussed an overview of experimental and theoretical methods of invertebrate neuroscience
• have acquired first practical skills in intracellular recordings from invertebrate neurons
• have acquired basic skills in data analysis
• have acquired an intuitive understanding of membrane potential and action potential generation based on computer simulations
Modulinhalte
The background module Neurophysiology consists of three weeks of seminar and hands-on lab exercises on intracellular recordings from leech neurons, as well as computer simulations to study the basis of membrane potential and action potential generation.

The seminar covers the following topics:
• Invertebrate neuronal systems in comparison to vertebrate systems
• Ion channels, membrane potential and action potential generation
• Introduction to electrophysiological methods
• Introduction to data analysis methods

In the practical exercises, portfolio assignments will be performed on:
• Qualitative electrophysiological classification of different cell types in the leech nervous system
• Quantitative analysis (stimulus - response relationship) of at least one cell type
• Action potential generation: Comparison of model simulations and experiments
Literaturempfehlungen
Course scripts and mandatory scientific literature (3 review articles) discussed in the seminar will be available in Stud.IP
Background and seminar literature will be available in Stud.IP
Links
Unterrichtssprache Englisch
Dauer in Semestern 1 Semester
Angebotsrhythmus Modul annually, summer term, second half
Aufnahmekapazität Modul 12 (
this module provides the background for neu345 "Neural Computation in invertebrate systems"
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Modullevel MM (Mastermodul / Master module)
Modulart Wahlpflicht / Elective
Lern-/Lehrform / Type of program
Vorkenntnisse / Previous knowledge basic knowledge of neurobiology, basic MATLAB programming skills
Lehrveranstaltungsform Kommentar SWS Angebotsrhythmus Workload Präsenzzeit
Seminar 2.00 SoSe oder WiSe 28 h
Übung 2.00 SoSe oder WiSe 28 h
Präsenzzeit Modul insgesamt 56 h
Prüfung Prüfungszeiten Prüfungsform
Gesamtmodul
during the course (summer term, second half)
Portfolio consisting of short tests and short reports
In addition, mandatory but ungraded: seminar presentation