BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES 405
Neurobiology

THis course is tentatively scheduled to be offered again January 2017



INSTRUCTOR:
Gordon Rintoul
E-mail: gordon_rintoul [at] sfu.ca
Office: B8244
Phone: 778-782-4801

LECTURES
Tu 2:30 PM 4:20 PM 3149 AQ
Th 2:30 PM 3:20 PM 3149 AQ

COURSE PREREQUISITES: 
BISC 305 with a grade of C- or better or KIN 305 or KIN 306 with a grade of C- or better or permission of the instructor.

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

This lecture course covers many aspects of cellular and molecular neuroscience. Topics will include: Cellular and subcellular organization of the nervous system, electrical properties of neurons, ion channel structure and function, neurotransmitters, synaptic transmission, signal transduction mechanisms, second messengers, sensory systems, motor systems, learning & memory, neurodegenerative and neuropsychiatric diseases.  Students will also become familiar with cellular and molecular techniques employed in modern neuroscience research.

3 Lecture hours + 1 tutorial hour per week.


REQUIRED TEXTBOOK:

Neuroscience, 5th Edition.
Dale Purves et al.