Neurobiology (BIO 423)

2022 Fall
Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences
Mol.Bio.Genetic&Bioengin.(BIO)
3
6.00 / 6.00 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
Nur Mustafao─člu Varol nur.mustafaoglu@sabanciuniv.edu,
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English
Undergraduate
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Formal lecture,Interactive lecture,Group tutorial
Interactive,Communicative,Discussion based learning,Task based learning,Simulation
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CONTENT

The study of the nervous system and its elements, such as neurons and neural pathways, and how these mechanisms mediate behaviour is called neurobiology. It is a broad and rapidly evolving field in biology. This course is designed to provide students with an in-depth understanding of molecular and cellular neurobiology, as well as a basic understanding of general neurobiology. Emphasis is placed on mammalian neurobiology, particularly humans. The first part of the course covers neuroanatomy and essential neurocellular signalling pathways, including chemical and electrical signalling and neurotransmission. The course then looks at how the nervous system develops in childhood, how it evolves as a result of life experiences, how it behaves during everyday activities, and how it is disrupted by injury and disease. The course also covers emerging neuroscience research techniques.

ASSESSMENT METHODS and CRITERIA

  Percentage (%)
Final 25
Midterm 40
Participation 5
Presentation 15
Homework 15

RECOMENDED or REQUIRED READINGS

Textbook

Principles of Neurobiology, Second Edition, CRC Press Taylor & Francis Group
Liqun Luo
ISBN: 9780367514716

Readings

From Neuron to Brain, Fifth Edition, Sinauer Associates, Inc.
John G. Nicholls, A. Robert Martin, Paul A. Fuchs, David A. Brown, Mathew E. Diamond, David A. Weisblat
ISBN: 9780878936090

Optional Readings

- Review articles
- Research articles
- Some additional reading materials and videos will be shared on SuCourse