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Medical Neuroscience

Spring Semesters Annually
Course Director: Nachum Dafny, Ph.D.

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Education Coordinator: Marijane deTranaltes (phone 1.713.500.5931)

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Course Description

Introduction to the structural and functional features of the human nervous system, including the gross anatomy of the brain and spinal cord, cellular and molecular neurobiology, the major transmitter systems and the major anatomical pathways and their functions. The emphasis is on an integrative approach to the study of the structure and function of the nervous system with lectures focusing on molecular, cellular, and systems features of brain function.

2015 Lecture Schedule

NOTE: The schedule displayed on this page may not be current. DATES AND TIMES WILL BE UPDATED It is posted here only to give prospective students an idea of what is typically covered in the course schedule. Current students should NOT rely on the schedule displayed here. For the latest dates, times and meeting locations, current students of the course should view the schedule that is posted on the Official 2015 Course Website.

DATE

TIME

TOPIC

INSTRUCTOR

Week 1

Jan 5, 2015

10:00am

Introduction to Neuroscience

John Byrne

Jan 5, 2015

11:00am

Synaptic Formation/Development and Regeneration

Andrew Bean

Jan 6, 2015

1:00pm

Lab #1 Pre-Lab Instruction + Review

Nachum Dafny, Pramod Dash

Jan 6, 2015

1:30pm

Lab #1 External Anatomy of the Brain & Principles of Neurological Examination

Nachum Dafny, Pramod Dash

Jan 6, 2015

3:30pm

Lab #1 Clinical Post Lab Case

Pedro Mancias

Jan 7, 2015

10:00am

Organization of Cell Types

Jack Waymire

Jan 7, 2015

11:00am

Resting Potentials and Action Potentials

John Byrne

Jan 9, 2015

10:00am

Ionic Mechanisms of Action Potentials

John Byrne

Jan 9, 2015

11:00am

Propagation of Action Potentials

John Byrne

Week 2

Jan 12, 2015

10:00am

Synaptic Transmission at the Skeletal Neuromuscular Junction

John Byrne

Jan 12, 2015

11:00am

Synaptic Transmission in the Central Nervous System

John Byrne

Jan 13, 2015

1:00pm

Lab #2 Pre-lab Instruction +Review

Nachum Dafny

Jan 13, 2015

1:30pm

Lab #2 Internal Organization of the Brain

Nachum Dafny

Jan 13, 2015

3:30pm

Lab #2 Clinical Post Lab Case

Pedro Mancias

Jan 14, 2015

10:00am

Synaptic Plasticity

John Byrne

Jan 14, 2015

11:00am

Transport and Molecular Mechanisms of Secretion

Jack Waymire

Week 3

Jan 20, 2015

1:00pm

Lab #3 Pre Lab Instruction + Review

Claire Hulsebosch

Jan 20, 2015

1:30pm

Lab #3 Ventricles. Blood Vessels and External Surfaces of the Brain Stem

Nachum Dafny, Claire Hulsebosch

Jan 20, 2015

3:30pm

Lab #3 Clinical Post Lab Case

Pedro Mancias

Jan 21, 2015

10:00am

Acetylcholine Neurotransmission

Jack Waymire

Jan 21, 2015

11:00am

Biogenic Amine Neurotransmitters

Jack Waymire

Jan 23, 2015

9:00am

Amino Acid Neurotransmitters

M. Neal Waxham

Jan 23, 2015

10:00am

Neuropeptides and Nitric Oxide

M. Neal Waxham

Jan 23, 2015

11:00am

Principles of Structural Neuroimaging

Michael Beauchamp

Week 4

Jan 30, 2015

1:00pm

Exam I

 

Jan 30, 2015

1:30pm

Study Room

Nachum Dafny

 


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