Course B246/06 Graduate neuroscience course

ECTS: 6.5

Course leader: Mai Marie Holm

Language: English

Graduate school: Faculty of Health

Graduate program: BIO

Course fee: 7,800.00 DKK

Max seats: 30

Applicants: 22

Status: Course is open for application

Semester: Spring 2021

Application deadline: 10/05/2021

Start date: 07/06/2021

Administrator: Johanne Gregor Nielsen

NB - online

Please notice this course will be held online due to the COVID-19 restrictions.

Graduate Neuroscience Course B246/06

is being offered by the Graduate School of Health, Aarhus University, spring 2021

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.

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).


7 June Loftsalen  (1266-316)

8-11 June Kollokvierum Øst (1266-218)

21-25 June Kollokvierum Øst (1266-218)

Participation in the course is without cost for:

  • PhD students, Research Year students and Research Honours Programme students from Aarhus University
  • PhD students enrolled at partner universities of the Nordoc collaboration
  • PhD students from other institutions in the open market agreement for PhD courses


Course dates:

  • 07 June 2021 09:15 - 16:00
  • 08 June 2021 09:15 - 16:00
  • 09 June 2021 09:15 - 16:00
  • 10 June 2021 09:15 - 16:00
  • 11 June 2021 09:15 - 16:00
  • 21 June 2021 09:15 - 16:00
  • 22 June 2021 09:15 - 16:00
  • 23 June 2021 09:15 - 16:00
  • 24 June 2021 09:15 - 16:00
  • 25 June 2021 09:15 - 16:00