University of Vermont

2013-2014 Catalogue

Graduate Courses in Neuroscience (NSCI)

NSCI 225 - Human Neuroanatomy
Functional anatomy of the human nervous system and its cells. Focus on both peripheral and central nervous system. Lectures and laboratory (gross and microscopic anatomy). Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
Credits: 0.00 to 3.00
NSCI 302 - Neuroscience
This course examines the structure and functions of the human nervous system, provides laboratory experience with dissected specimens and incorporates clinical information. Prerequisites: Open to graduate students in Physical Therapy and others with Instructor permission.
Credits: 4.00
NSCI 306 - Techniques in Neurobiology
Discussion of techniques used to study the nervous system. Experience with light, fluorescence, electron microscopy; microsurgical procedures; electrophysiological stimulating, recording techniques; neuronal tracing techniques. Prerequisite: Permission of the Instructor.
Credits: 3.00
NSCI 320 - Developmental Neurobiology
Provides fundamental knowledge of cell-to-cell interactions necessary for proper development and organization of the nervous system. Topics include pattern formation, neuronal differentiation, axon guidance, and target interactions. Prerequisite: Permission of the Instructor. Alternate years.
Credits: 3.00
NSCI 323 - Neurochemistry
Biochemistry of the nervous system. Topics include ion channels, synaptic function, neurotransmitters and neuropeptides, signal transduction, and hormones in brain function. Prerequisite: Permission of the Instructor.
Credits: 3.00
NSCI 326 - Basic Sci-Neurologic Disease
In-depth examination of basic mechanisms and clinical aspects of one neurological disease per year. Disease examined changes every year. Prerequisite: Advanced Graduate Students, Neuroscience Faculty and Residents in Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychology.
Credits: 1.00
NSCI 327 - Resp Conduct in Biomed Rsch
Topics in Scientific Integrity surrounding responsible conduct and practices in biomedical research. Prerequisites: Advanced Graduate students, postdoctoral fellows and assistant professors in the biological or biomedical sciences.
Credits: 1.00
NSCI 328 - Techniques in Microscopy
Topics shall include practical background in microscopy, including brightfield, epifluorescence, confocal, multi-photon, deconvolution, atomic force and electron microscopy. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
Credits: 3.00
NSCI 329 - Topics in Excitable Membranes
This course is a graduate course designed to introduce the fundamentals of cellular electrophysiology through independent student reading and faculty-led group discussions of journal articles. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
Credits: 2.00
NSCI 330 - Comparative Neurobiology
This course is designed to introduce students to the cellular mechanisms that underlie selective motor and sensory abilities that have evolved in various species. Pre/co-requisite: Instructor permission.
Credits: 2.00
NSCI 381 - Seminar in Neuroscience
Research presentations and critical review of the literature in various areas of anatomical and neurobiological sciences.
Credits: 1.00
NSCI 382 - Seminar in Neuroscience
Research presentations and critical review of the literature in various areas of anatomical and neurobiological sciences.
Credits: 1.00
NSCI 391 - Master's Thesis Research
Credits: 1.00 to 18.00
NSCI 491 - Doctoral Dissertation Research
Credits: 1.00 to 18.00