TRINITY COLLEGE

PRINCIPLES OF NEUROSCIENCE: NEUROBIOLOGY (NESC 201)
COURSE SYLLABUS, 2003

Structural Organization of Nervous Systems - Dr. Daniel Blackburn

 

9/2       Introduction to Neurobiology and Neurons

9/4       Neuron Structure and Function

9/9       Neural Organization and Development

9/11     Organization of the Peripheral Nervous System and Spinal Cord

9/15     *make-up lecture at 7 PM

            Organization of the Central Nervous System

            Meet our Neuroscience majors over PIZZA 5:30 – 7 00 PM!!

9/16     Diversity Day (class cancelled)

9/18     Brain Morphology and Evolution

9/23     EXAM  1

 

Neural Function: Wiring and Firing of Neurons - Dr. Joseph Bronzino

 

9/25     Neuronal membranes & the resting potential

9/30     Action Potentials

                        note:  Class meets 6:00 – 7:15 PM

10/2     Class postponed

10/7     Action Potentials

                        note:  Class meets 6:00 – 7:15 PM

10/9     Rhythms of the brain (EEG and epilepsy)

                        note:  Class meets 6:00 – 7:15 PM

10/14   Rhythms of brain (Sleep & Circadian)

10/16   EXAM 2

 

 

Chemical Communication of the Nervous System - Dr. Susan Masino

 

10/21   Overview - What’s new in Neuroscience

            Cellular Communication: Neurochemicals and Synapses

10/22   BEACON Symposium : Neural Engineering

For extra credit, students may attend at least one presentation and write a one page paper that includes a summary of the talk and a reflection on its connection to course material.

10/23   Communication Mechanisms - Storage, Release, and Inactivation of Chemical Signals

10/28   Communication Mechanisms – Synaptic Integration and Modulation

10/30   Communication Mechanisms - Receptors and Post-synaptic Events

11/4     Neurotransmitter systems: Anatomy and Interactions

11/6     Chemical Basis of Behavior

11/11   EXAM 3

 

Diseases of the Brain - Dr. Hebe Guardiola-Diaz

 

11/13   Neuropsychopharmacology: ACH - Alzheimer, myasthenia gravis

11/18   Neuropsychopharmacology: NE & DA - ADHD, Parkinsonism

11/20   Neuropsychopharmacology: serotonin - depression

11/25   cont’d

12/2     Schizophrenia: clinical and epidemiology

12/4     Schizophrenia: biological mechanisms

 

12/12   Final Exam @ 3:00pm