PSL446H1S - Neural Disorders

Tuesdays - 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

CoordinatorDr. D. Kadis

Description:  Explore topics in neurological disorders and treatments to reinforce and expand your knowledge of cellular and molecular neurophysiology. Course material is updated yearly to reflect the rapid evoluation of ideas in this area.

This course is open to both graduate and senior undergraduate students, however, it is a rigorous course that has been primarily designed for graduate students. Undergraduates must therefore have a strong background in life-sciences and are required to meet pre-requisites.  This is an AE indicator course and may be added during your enrolment start date using ROSI/ACORN, but will appear with an interim status (INT) until reviewed by the department. To facilitate extensive student-instructor interaction, enrollment will be capped.

Prerequisites:  PSL300H1 / CSB332H1 / CJH332H or permission of instructor

Exclusions: PSL444Y1Y

Evaluation:  Examinations, as well as occasional review sessions or special topic discussion sessions will be held on Thursdays commencing at 5:00 p.m. Prior to each session, some required reading material may be distributed, but most lecture notes are distributed on the day of the lecture. The midterm examination will be held on the Thursday one week following the last lecture in each specific section of the course. The final exam will be set according to the University of Toronto schedule. The final mark for the course will be based solely upon these equally weighted two examinations.

Duration:  Tuesdays, 5:00 - 8:00 pm and (one or two) Thursdays 5:00-8:00 pm

Texts: (Texts are optional)

Principles of Neuroscience, 4th edition, E.R. Kandel, V.H. Schwartz, T.M. Jessell, 2000.

Elements of Molecular Neurobiology, 2nd Edition, by C.U.M. Smith, John Wily and sons, 1996.