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Last approved: Sat, 16 Sep 2017 08:02:00 GMT

Last edit: Thu, 14 Sep 2017 20:38:19 GMT

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CBS (Comparative Biological Science)
705
032504
Dual-Level Course
Cross-listed Course
Yes
Course Prefix:
BIO
Fundamentals of Neuroscience
Neuroscience
College of Veterinary Medicine
CVM Deans Office (19DVM)
Term Offering
Fall Only
Offered Every Year
Fall 2017
Previously taught as Special Topics?
No
 
Course Delivery
Face-to-Face (On Campus)

Grading Method
Graded/Audit
3
16
Contact Hours
(Per Week)
Component TypeContact Hours
Lecture3
Course Attribute(s)


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University Competencies

Course Is Repeatable for Credit
No
 
 
Troy Ghashghaei
Associate Professor
full

Open when course_delivery = campus OR course_delivery = blended OR course_delivery = flip
Enrollment ComponentPer SemesterPer SectionMultiple Sections?Comments
Lecture1010NoI anticipate ~10 PhD students taking this course per semester
Open when course_delivery = distance OR course_delivery = online OR course_delivery = remote
P: BIO 488 or permission of instructor

Is the course required or an elective for a Curriculum?
Yes
SIS Program CodeProgram TitleRequired or Elective?
19CBSCBNDRComparative Biomedical Sciences Neurosciences ConcentrationRequired
This is a fundamental course that will provide the student with an up-to-date coverage of molecular, cellular, physiological, and circuit-based aspects of Modern Neurosciences in the Comparative Biomedical Sciences Graduate Program. Being a graduate-level class, the instructors will assume that the students have acquired some background in basic biology and biochemistry. The most important goal of this course is to train PhD students in neuroscience function and disorders, preparing them for neuroscience research. Emphasis will be placed on the systems and skills needed to pursue experimental neuroscience activities. Important components of the learning process will be presentations from neuroscience experts, class discussions, exams and in class activities.

This course is intended to serve as the fundamental course required for PhD students in the CBS program who wish to be part of the Neurosciences concentration area.


No

Is this a GEP Course?
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Requisites and Scheduling
 
a. If seats are restricted, describe the restrictions being applied.
 

 
b. Is this restriction listed in the course catalog description for the course?
 

 
List all course pre-requisites, co-requisites, and restrictive statements (ex: Jr standing; Chemistry majors only). If none, state none.
 

 
List any discipline specific background or skills that a student is expected to have prior to taking this course. If none, state none. (ex: ability to analyze historical text; prepare a lesson plan)
 

Additional Information
Complete the following 3 questions or attach a syllabus that includes this information. If a 400-level or dual level course, a syllabus is required.
 
Title and author of any required text or publications.
 

 
Major topics to be covered and required readings including laboratory and studio topics.
 

 
List any required field trips, out of class activities, and/or guest speakers.
 

No new faculty resources will be required to provide the course. This course will be team taught by neuroscience faculty primarily from the Colleges of Veterinary Medicine and Science, with Dr. Troy Ghashghaei serving as initial course leader.

The most important goal of this course is to train PhD students in neuroscience function and disorders, preparing them for neuroscience research. Emphasis will be placed on the systems and skills needed to pursue experimental neuroscience activities. Important components of the learning process will be presentations from neuroscience experts, class discussions, exams and in class activities.


Student Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, students will be able to: (1) Define the fundamental features of neuron and glial function, (2) Summarize the development of the nervous system,  (3) Evaluate the features of sensory, cognitive, and motor neuronal systems, (4) Evaluate modern experimental techniques employed in neuroscience to develop and analyze hypotheses, (5) Demonstrate a working knowledge of neuroscience disorders. 


Evaluation MethodWeighting/Points for EachDetails
Written AssignmentThree take home exams. Exam 1: Lectures 1-6 = 24% of final grade
Exam 2: Lectures 7-14= 32% of final grade
Exam 3: Lectures 15-25= 44% of final grade
Format of exams will range from short-answers to written essays; each instructor will create instructions for their parts based on the class materials and supplementary readings. Each instructor will also grade their own portion of the exams. Points for each exam will be distributed according to topics covered. After grading, the exams will be provided for review through the CVM academic support services. Grading concerns should be addressed to Dr. Ghashghaei within one week following each exam.
TopicTime Devoted to Each TopicActivity
See syllabusN/AN/A
mlnosbis 8/21/2017:
1) Effective date should be Spring 2018, it is too late for this to be a new course for Fall 2017.
2) Since this is cross-listed with BIO, the action routed through the College of Sciences. No additional consultation is required.

pjharrie 8/21/2017 - overall this is in good shape. The one thing that could use clarification is the statement: 'Undergraduate neuroscience at the 300/400 level.' I don't know what that means - are PhD students expected to have had such a course? If they don't, how do they deal with that?

sljones 8/23/2017 Re: the neuroscience prerequisite-Students can take the undergraduate neuroscience course, BIO 488 or seek instructor permission to waive the requirement.

ABGS Reviewer Comments:
-No concerns.
sljones (Mon, 13 Feb 2017 16:00:16 GMT): Rollback: req course
allloyd (Fri, 11 Aug 2017 16:40:12 GMT): (edited contact hours per week, updated syllabus)
sljones (Wed, 23 Aug 2017 12:50:37 GMT): Re: the neuroscience prerequisite-Students can take the undergraduate neuroscience course, BIO 488 or seek instructor permission to waive the requirement.
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