FDD3401 Neuroscience 7.5 credits


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Content and learning outcomes

Course contents *

The function of the individual neuron of the molecular and cellular level, the structure of the neuronal networks, the general structure of the nervous system, control of simple and more complex central nervous functions.

The teaching includes lectures and laboratory sessions.

Intended learning outcomes *

On completion of the course, the participant should be able to:

  • account for the macroscopical and microscopical structure of the nervous system
  • account for the whole chain of structures and the function of these structures, from individual ion canals in cell membrane to sensory, motor and cognitive functions
  • summarize the scientific basis for receiving knowledge of the different parts of the nervous system
  • evaluate and account for the contents in scientific articles within fields related to neuroscience and neuroinformatics

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Literature and preparations

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Purves, Augustine, Fitzpatrick, Hall, LaMantia, White (Ed) Neuroscience 5th ed. Sinauer Associates Inc Publishers 2011.

Review articles associated with the lecture contents (will be made available at the course webpage).

Examination and completion

If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.

Grading scale *

P, F

Examination *

  • EXA1 - Examination, 7.5 credits, Grading scale: P, F

Based on recommendation from KTH’s coordinator for disabilities, the examiner will decide how to adapt an examination for students with documented disability.

The examiner may apply another examination format when re-examining individual students.

Other requirements for final grade *

  • The student should take a written exam and score at least E grade.
  • The student should submit an essay (~3000 words) on an advanced topic. The topic will be decided by the course examiner in consultation with the student.
  • The final grade depends on performance in the written exam, essay and participation in the labs/tutorial sessions. 

Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination

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Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination

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Jeanette Hällgren Kotaleski

Ethical approach *

  • All members of a group are responsible for the group's work.
  • In any assessment, every student shall honestly disclose any help received and sources used.
  • In an oral assessment, every student shall be able to present and answer questions about the entire assignment and solution.

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EECS/Computational Science and Technology

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Education cycle *

Third cycle

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Arvind Kumar (arvkumar@kth.se)

Postgraduate course

Postgraduate courses at EECS/Computational Science and Technology