University of Vermont

College of Medicine

Department of Neurological Sciences

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Descriptions adapted from UVM Course Catalogue. For print versions (PDF files) of current course catalogues, please visit UVM's online course catalogue.

To view the current class schedule (or archived class schedules) please visit the Office of the Registrar.


Courses for Undergraduate Students

ANPS 19-20 Undergraduate Human Anatomy and Physiology (4 credits each)
Two-semester lecture course with credit given upon completion of each individual course. Structure and function of human body with be presented in a four lecture/week format. Completion of additional self-study units will be required. Required of all PRNU, DIET, NFS, PE, ME, RADT, NMT, MLS, AT, and BSCI students; others with instructor's permission. Prerequisite: 19 for 20.

ANNB 201 Human Gross Anatomy (6 credits)
Lectures and detailed regional dissections emphasize functional anatomy of major systems (e.g. musculoskeletal, cardiovascular, nervous). Required of Physical Therapy students; others with departmental permission.

NSCI 225 Human Neuroanatomy (3 credits)
Functional anatomy of the human nervous system and its cells. Focus on both peripheral and central nervous system. Lectures and laboratory, including gross and microscopic anatomy.

Courses for Graduate Students

NSCI 302 Neuroscience (4 credits)
This course examines the structure and functions of the human nervous system, provides laboratory experience with dissected specimens and incorporates clinical information. Prerequisite: Open to medical students with instructor permission and graduate students.

NSCI 306 Techniques in Neurobiology (3 credits)

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 instructor.

NSCI 320 Developmental Neurobiology (3 credits)

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This course covers the processes that sculpt the development of the nervous system, particularly by examining the underlying cellular and molecular mechanisms. Lectures are combined with discussions led by students on original research articles for each topic.

NSCI 323 Neurochemistry (3 credits)

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Biochemistry of the nervous system. Topics include ion channels, synaptic function, neurotransmitters and neuropeptides, signal transduction, and horomones in brain function. Prerequisite: permission of instructor.

NSCI 326 Basic Science of Neurological Diseases (1 credits)
The goal of the course is to provide insight in recent developments in transitional neuroscience research and to stimulate interaction between basic and clinical neuroscience research at UVM. In order to achieve this goal, the course will focus on an in-depth examination of a single group of highly related neurological disorders. The disorder examined will change every year, so that many major groups of neurological disease are covered in a five year span.

NSCI 327 Responsible Conduct in Research (1 credit)

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This discussion-based course covers fundamental topics such as responsible authorship, scientific misconduct, conflicts of interest, collaborations, interpretation of data, peer review, mentoring, and confidentiality.

NSCI 328 Neuroscience Techniques in Optical Microscopy (3 credits)

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This team-taught course will serve as an introduction to many of the optical microscopic techniques available at the University of Vermont College of Medicine. The course shall be organized with lectures, literature discussions and demos. Students will also be required to complete a research proposal. Topics shall include general light microscopy and contrast techniques, epifluorescence, confocal, multi-photon confocal and post-processing (deconvolution) techniques. Applications of these techniques (FRET, ion imaging, second-harmonic generation imaging, FRAP, TIRF, FLIM, etc.) will also be discussed as time permits.

NSCI 329 Topics in Excitable Membranes (2 credits)
This course is designed to cover the fundamentals of cellular electrophysiology in detail through independent student reading and faculty-led group discussions of original research articles.

NSCI 330 Comparative Neurobiology (2 credits)
How does cetacean sonar work? How do bats use ultrasound to communicate? This course is designed to cover the cellular mechanisms that underlie selective motor and sensory abilities that have evolved in various animal species.

NSCI 381/382 Seminar in Neuroscience (1 credit)

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Student-run Journal Club focusing on critical review and presentation of the literature in various areas of anatomical and neurobiological sciences.

NSCI 395 Special Topics in Neuroscience (1-6 credits)

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