This course provides a survey of the structure and function of the nervous system, neurophysiology, and sensorimotor systems, including examples of neuropathologies (e.g., spinal cord injury, neuropathic pain, and Parkinson's disease). Students also explore selected topics in depth, such as motivation (e.g., eating and sexual behavior), memory processes, and clinical disorders (e.g., post traumatic stress, schizophrenia, and dementia).
This course offers students an introduction to various methods in the field of Neuroscience. Neuroscience is an interdisciplinary field that spans a range of topics from basic biology to psychology to therapeutics in the clinical setting. This course provides a flavor of a few of the techniques used currently in the field of neurosciences and explore methods from historical, futuristic and ethical perspectives. Hands-on training on a range of methodologies with scope for independent projects is provided.
This course provides a capstone experience for students earning a Neuroscience Emphasis and is designed for senior undergraduates who have completed all other course requirements in the emphasis. This course offers students in the program the opportunity to explore and discuss more sophisticated theories and complex methods in neuroscience than was possible at the introductory level. This seminar features student-led discussions of advanced topics in the discipline, including nervous system organization, neurochemistry, brain plasticity, neural bases of learning and memory, diseases and injury of the nervous system, and neuropharmacology. Also includes evening presentations by guest experts.
Neuroscience is a rapidly evolving field with new technologies and practices advancing yearly. In this course, experts in the field who are at the forefront of research in neuroscience teach in-depth current research and advanced technologies used for cutting-edge investigations and the future of neuroscience. Postdoctoral researchers from the University of Washington and the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center team teach the course, offering insight into neuroscience within a highly advanced research context.