Course Graduate neuroscience course

ECTS: 5.4

Course leader: Mai Marie Holm

Language: English

Graduate school: Faculty of Health

Graduate program: BIO

Course fee: 6,480.00 DKK

Status: Course is open for application

Semester: Spring 2024

Application deadline: 13/02/2024

Cancellation deadline: 27/02/2024

Course type: Blended learning

Start date: 12/03/2024

Administrator: Johanne Gregor Nielsen


This is a hybrid course. And therefor it will be possible to participate either online or in classroom teaching.

The course B246/09 Graduate Neuroscience Course is being offered by the Graduate School of Health, Aarhus University, 2024.

NB! The course is organized as a hybrid course with both classroom and online teaching.

Criteria for participation: University degree in medicine, dentistry, nursing, or Master’s degree in other fields and/or postgraduate research fellows (PhD students and research-year medical students).

Aim: To present participants a state-of-the-art overview of key concepts and applications within all areas of basic and clinical neuroscience.

Learning outcomes: Participants will get a thorough theoretical knowledge within all areas of neuroscience. The course is structured according to the esteemed advanced level textbook entitled “Neuroscience” by Purves et al. published by Sinauer Associates, Inc. and all sections will be dealt with. The book will form the fundamental basis of the course, however not all specific details will be discussed. Participants are expected to obtain the book and prepare the relevant chapters before the sessions. Emphasis will be put on most interesting areas, as evaluated by the lecturers and their research profile. Topics include; Electrical Signals of Nerve Cells, Synaptic Transmission and Plasticity, Animal Models in Neuroscience, The Sensory System, Pain, Motor Control, Brain Development, Novel Treatment Principles in Neurological and Psychiatric Diseases, Neural Circuits, Repair and Regeneration, Sleep, Speech and Language, Emotions, Neurogenetics and Memory. Additionally, lecturers will present selected data from their own research to provide the most up-to-date techniques and knowledge. Selected reviews and original papers will be used, where relevant, to complement the book.

Workload: The full workload of the course is expected to be 135 hours

Content: The course is divided into modules consisting of lectures which are followed by group discussions and problem solving, in relation to the topics of the lectures. Each course day will typically consist of one morning module (9.15-12) and one afternoon module (13.15-16). The course will consist of three weeks of teaching, with three days (Tuesday-Thursday) in each week. In total nine days of teaching. A few days will likely be organized as online-teaching only.

Instructors: Researchers affiliated with NeuroCampus Aarhus as well as invited experts will lecture at the course.

Venue: Aarhus University, Aarhus.

Participation in the course is without cost for:


Course dates:

  • 12 March 2024 09:15 - 16:00
  • 13 March 2024 09:15 - 16:00
  • 14 March 2024 09:15 - 16:00
  • 19 March 2024 09:15 - 16:00
  • 20 March 2024 09:15 - 16:00
  • 21 March 2024 09:15 - 16:00
  • 02 April 2024 09:15 - 16:00
  • 03 April 2024 09:15 - 16:00
  • 04 April 2024 09:15 - 16:00