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HL1009 Neuroscience 7.5 credits

The course gives an introduction to the main subdisciplines of neuroscience with the aim to provide an understanding of the organization and functioning of the nervous system from the single cell and the neuronal networks underlying the control and generation of behaviour to the higher brain functions.

Course offering missing for current semester as well as for previous and coming semesters
Headings with content from the Course syllabus HL1009 (Autumn 2007–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

The function of the single nerve cell at a molecular and cellular level; the organization of the nervous system and its neuronal networks; neural control of simple and more complex functions. The course comprises lectures, practical exercises, and project tasks.

Intended learning outcomes

To provide a basic knowledge and understanding of the biology of the nervous system, from the function of the single nerve cell to the integrative control of cognitive and other higher brain functions.

Course disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

Mandatory courses for B, Bio, D, E, F, K, M or T at KTH, or equivalent.

Recommended prerequisites

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Purves, Augustine, Fitzpatrick, Hall, LaMantia, McNamara, Williams (Eds) Neuroscience 4th ed. Sinauer Associates inc. publishers 2008 (ISBN 978-0-87893-697-7). 

Examination and completion

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

Grading scale

A, B, C, D, E, FX, F


  • LAB1 - Laboratory Work, 1,0 hp, betygsskala: P, F
  • PRO1 - Project Task, 1,5 hp, betygsskala: P, F
  • TEN1 - Examination, 5,0 hp, betygsskala: 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

Practical exercises, project work and written examination.

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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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.

Further information

Course web

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Offered by

STH/Medical Technology

Main field of study

Electrical Engineering

Education cycle

First cycle

Add-on studies

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