College of Veterinary Medicine

Neuroscience Program

Description of Neuroscience Courses


 


NEURO 138 /The Exploration of Neuroscience 1 Introduces new students to individual faculty research interests and helps students link personal interests to academic majors. S, F grading. Sample syllabus.

NEURO 275 /Special Topics V 1-15 Study Abroad. May be repeated for credit. S, F grading

NEURO 301 /Exploring the Brain 3 Rec Chem 101 or higher and Biol 107 or c//. Structure and function of the nervous system from single neurons to behavior. Credit not granted for both Neuro 301 and 302. Sample syllabus.

NEURO 302 /Exploring the Brain - Honors 3 Prereq Chem 106, Biol 107 and Phys 101 with a grade of B or higher. Basic concepts, analysis and discussion of the experimental foundations for understanding nervous system function. Credit not granted for both Neuro 301 and 302. Sample syllabus.

NEURO 403 /Cellular Neurobiology 3 Prereq MBioS 303, Neuro 301 or 302. Cellular and molecular interactions occurring within the nervous system. [M] Sample syllabus.

NEURO 404 /Neuroanatomy 4 Prereq Neuro 301 or 302. Fundamental principles of the organization and plans of circuitry of the nervous system. Sample syllabus.

NEURO 409 /Affective Neuroscience 3 Prereq A S 440, Biol 353, Neuro 301 or 302, or Psych 372. Brain mechanisms of human and animal emotions. Credit not granted for both Neuro 409 and 509. Sample syllabus.

NEURO 430 /Principles of Neurophysiology 4 Prereq Biol 107; Neuro 301 or 302; Phys 102, 202 or 206; or by interview; Rec MBioS 303. Advanced exploration of the principles underlying cellular, sensory, motor and integrative functions of the nervous system [M]. Sample syllabus.

Neuro 450 Neuroscience Honors Thesis Research V 1-3 May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 6 hours. Prereq certified neuroscience major or minor in Honors program. Introduction to neuroscience laboratory research with emphasis on honors thesis or project directed by neuroscience faculty.  Contract.

NEURO 461 /Neurobiology 3 Prereq Phys 101; Chem 240 recommended. Study of the nervous system, with an emphasis on the basic mechanisms of neuronal signaling, the function of sensory systems, and neural development. Cooperative course taught by UI (Biol 461), open to WSU students.

NEURO 480 /Special Topics: Study Abroad V 1-15 May be repeated for credit. S, F grading.

NEURO 490 /Senior Project 1 Prereq senior standing; certified neuroscience major; may be taken c// with Neuro 495 or 499. Research project poster or oral presentation. S, F grading. Contract.

NEURO 495 /Directed Research V 1-3. May be repeated for credit. Prereq certified Neuro major or minor. Introduction to neuroscience research literature. Contract.

NEURO 499 /Special Problems V 1-3. May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 6 hours. Prereq certified neuroscience major or minor. Introduction to neuroscience laboratory research. S, F grading. Contract.

NEURO 509 /Affective Neuroscience 3 Prereq graduate standing. Graduate-level counterpart of Neuro 409; additional requirements. Credit not granted for both Neuro 409 and 509. Sample syllabus.

NEURO 520 /Functional Neuroscience 4 (3-3) Prereq instructor permission or graduate student standing. Functional aspects of the brain from cell membrane to higher integrative processes. Sample syllabus.

NEURO 521 /Mammalian Neuroscience 3 (2-3) Prereq V M 510P. Neuroanatomical and neurophysiological bases of veterinary neurology, emphasizing central and peripheral sensory and motor systems. (Same as V M 521P). Sample syllabus.

NEURO 526 /Domestic and Exotic Animal Behavior2 (1-3) Prereq by interview only. Advanced study of animal behavior, emphasizing difference between exotic and domestic animal behavior. Cooperative course taught by WSU, open to UI students (Zool 526). Same as V M 526P.

NEURO 529 /Cellular and Molecular Neurobiology 4 Prereq biochem course. Basic biochemical processes in the nervous system and their significance for normal and abnormal function. Cooperative course taught by WSU, open to UI students (Zool 529). Same as V Ph 529. Sample syllabus.

NEURO 531 Neuroscience Laboratory Rotation 1 (0-3) May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 2 hrs. Prereq graduate standing. Ten-week rotation through each of three research laboratories. Same as V Ph 531.Contract.

NEURO 540 /Special Topics in Integrative Neuroscience 3; May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 6 hours. Concepts and controversies in neuroscience that involve integrative properties of cell systems. Taught in the Fall of odd numbered years.

NEURO 541 /Special Topics in Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience 3 May be repeated; cumulative maximum 6 hours. Concepts and controversies in neuroscience that involve nerve cell function and regulation. Taught in the Spring of even numbered years.

NEURO 542 Special Topics in Disciplinary Neuroscience 3 May be repeated; cumulative maximum 6 hours. Concepts and controversies in neuroscience that revolve around traditional approaches to nervous system study. Taught in the Fall of even numbered years. Sample syllabus.

NEURO 543 Special Topics in Behavioral/Clinical Neuroscience 3 May be repeated; cumulative maximum 6 hours. Concepts and controversies in neuroscience that involve normal and pathological aspects of behavior. Taught in the Spring of odd numbered years. Sample syllabus.

NEURO 561 /Receptorology 2 Same as P/T 561.

NEURO 590 Seminar 1 May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 4 hours. Presented by advanced graduate students and faculty (both in IPN and around WSU) on their research areas. S, F grading.

NEURO 592 Research Writing and Seminar 3 May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 6 hours. Written and oral communication of scientific information; formal instruction while preparing research proposals and departmental seminar. Sample syllabus.

Univ 590 Preparation for College Teaching 2 Prereq graduate student/TA appointment. Cross-discipline instructional development for graduate teaching assistants; course development teaching techniques, university policies and procedures. S, F grading

Univ 597 Preparing the Future Professoriate 2 Prereq doctoral student status. Course provides students with understanding and contextual knowledge of the professoriate and issues facing higher education

NEURO 600 Special Projects or Independent Study Variable credit. S, F grading.

NEURO 700 Master's Research, Thesis, and/or Examination Variable credit. S, F grading.

NEURO 800 Doctoral Research, Dissertation, and/or Examination Variable credit. S, F grading.

Other Courses offered through Integrative Physiology and Neuroscience

Veterinary Anatomy

V An 308 Functional Anatomy of Domestic Animals 4 (3-3) Prereq Biol 107. Macroscopic functional morphology of domestic animals.  Sample syllabus.

Veterinary Medicine

 

Veterinary Pharmacology and Physiology

V Ph 499 Special Problems V 1-4 May be repeated for credit. Cooperative course taught jointly by WSU and UI (VS 404). Contract.

 V Ph 555 General and Cellular Physiology 4 (3-3) Prereq MBioS 303 or c//; MBioS 513. Physiochemical mechanisms of cellular function. Sample syllabus.

V Ph 600 Special Projects or Independent Study V 1-18 May be repeated for credit. Cooperative course taught jointly by WSU and UI (VS 504).

V Ph 700 Master's Research, Thesis, and/or Examination V 1-18 May be repeated for credit. For MS in veterinary science only.

V Ph 800 Doctoral Research, Dissertation, and/or Examination V 1-18 May be repeated for credit. For PhD in veterinary science only.

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