COURSE DESCRIPTION: The course offers a multidisciplinary approach to the study of the nervous system from first principles. The class format consists of a combination of formal and informal lectures and student presentations with a major emphasis on interactive class discussion. The course requires active student participation during the class and offers review sessions if needed. There is a course website and an active online discussion forum, a course wiki written by the students every year, and several laboratory presentations (in addition to normal course scheduled lectures). The students also prepare and present at a “sensory transduction” symposium.
REQUIRED MATERIALS: Access to the internet
STUDENT PREPARATION: N/A
SUITABLE FOR 1ST YEAR STUDENTS: Yes.
UNIQUE TRAINING OFFERED IN THIS COURSE: The students learn to approach topics from first principles. They also learn how to be very interactive, and defend their points of view. There is no overlap with any course at Einstein
STUDENT ASSESSMENTS: Primarily by an oral exam at the end of the course. Other contributing factors include class participation, and activity on the course online discussion forum and course wiki.
CREDIT HOURS: 6.0