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neu220 - Neurosensory Science and Behaviour - Part B (Complete module description)
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Module label Neurosensory Science and Behaviour - Part B
Module code neu220
Credit points 6.0 KP
Workload 180 h
Faculty/Institute Department of Neurosciences
Used in course of study
  • Master's Programme Biology (Master) >
  • Master's Programme Biology (Master) >
  • Master's Programme Neuroscience (Master) >
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Entry requirements
Skills to be acquired in this module

++ Neurosci. knowlg. + Expt. methods Independent research + Scient. literature + Social skills
++ Interdiscipl. knowlg. Maths/Stats/Progr. + Data present./disc. + Scientific English Ethics

Upon successful completion of this course, students
know the fundamentals of neurotransmission
know the basic neural mechanisms underlying attention, learning, emotion, language and
executive functions
understand the relationship between disturbances in neurotransmitter systems, cognitive
functions and psychiatric disease
know the priniciples of drug treatement for psychiatric disorders
have in-depth knowledge in selected areas of these topics
are able to understand, explain and critically assess neuroscientific approaches in animals and
are able to understand and critically assess published work in the area of cognitive neurosciene
Module contents
The lecture "Introduction to Cognitive Neuroscience" gives a short introduction into neuroanatomy and cognitive neuroscience methods and
then covers different cognitive functions.
Lecture topics:
History of cognitive neuroscience
Methods of cognitive neuroscience
Executive functions.
The supervised excersise either deepens that knowledge by excersises or discussions of recent papers/ talks on the respective topic covered
during that week.
The lecture "Psychopharmacology" illustrates the connection between neurotransmitters and behaviour and its links to psychiatric disease.The
lecture contains several interactive parts to consolidate and critically evaluate the acquired knowledge.
Lecture topics:
Introduction to Terms and Definitions in Drug Research
Dopaminergic and Noradrenergic System
Cholinergic and Serotonergic System
GABAergic and Glutamatergic System
Alzheimer's Disease
Reader's advisory
Ward J (2010) The Student's Guide to Cognitive Neuroscience. Psychology Press
Meyer JS and Quenzer LF (2012) Psychopharmacology. Sinauer
Language of instruction English
Duration (semesters) 1 Semester
Module frequency jährlich
Module capacity 30
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Course in the second half of the semester
Regular active participation is required to pass the module.
Modullevel ---
Modulart je nach Studiengang Pflicht oder Wahlpflicht
Lern-/Lehrform / Type of program
Vorkenntnisse / Previous knowledge Fundamentals of Neurobiology, Bahavioural Biology
Course type Comment SWS Frequency Workload attendance
Lecture 3.00 -- 42 h
Exercises 1.00 -- 14 h
Total time of attendance for the module 56 h
Examination Time of examination Type of examination
Final exam of module
as agreed, usually in the break after the winter term
100% written exam (content of the lectures)