The MSc Neurosciences program aims towards an integrated understanding of modern neurosciences over the full spectrum of current research ranging from molecules and physiology to morphology. Strong emphasis is given to practical research experience in the laboratories of the participating departments and research groups. Mandatory courses on neuromorphology, neurophysiology and molecular neurobiology as well as statistics, scientific writing and research ethics will lay the foundation in the first and second semester. At the same time students will have the opportunity to focus their interests on any of these fields or select from among a wide spectrum of courses addressing topics such as neuroethology, neurogenetics, clinical neurosciences, cognitive neurosciences, reconstructive neurobiology etc.
covers morphological principles underpinning specific neural functions.
covers basic CNS function on the levels of ion channels, cells and cellular networks.
mediates advanced knowledge about the structure of neurons and the molecular processes involved in neuronal communication.
covers basic statistical theory and models.
aims to improve the students competence in scientific writing.
gives an overview of central positions, questions and methods of ethics in life sciences and research.
Neurophysiology of Sensory Systems
Neuroethology: Neural Basis of Behaviour and Sensory Perception
Cellular and Behavioural Genetics
Environment and Behaviour: Neuroethology
Developmental Neurobiology, Stem Cells and Neuroregeneration
Environment and Behaviour: Behavioural Ecology
Principles of Neural Information Processing
Environment and Behaviour: Cognition and Behaviour
Behavioural Ecology Theory
Protein missfolding and aggregation in neurodegenerative diseases
Compulsory practical trainings
Functional analyses of sensory systems
Neural Stem Cells
Training in Cellular Neurobiology of Disease
Neuromorphology: Cell Culture Techniques in Developmental Neurobiology
Functional Analyses of Excitable Membranes
Molecular Mechanisms of Neurodegenerative Diseases
Functional fMRI for the Investigation of Cognitive Functions
Neuromodulators in Animal Behaviour
Animal Sensory Physiology
Signal transduction studies with dyes, light-driven proteins and genetically encoded biosensors
Molecular Mechanisms of Synaptic Functions
Training in Behavioural Ecology
Impact of mitochondrial DNA mutations on neurodegenerative diseases
Cognitive neuroscience of memory - EEG and fMRI
Neuroscience of Emotion
Extracellular Human Electrophyiology
Cellular Neurobiology of Epilepsy
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