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Learning Objectives

Students should be able to independently:

  1. describe the major areas of Neuroscience and current topics within them
  2. demonstrate familiarity with basic neuroanatomy and nervous system function on a molecular, cellular and systemic level
  3. read papers in the primary literature and
    • recognize
      1. the research question being asked and its significance,
      2. the hypothesis being tested,
      3. the predictions being used to test the hypothesis
    • evaluate
      1. the appropriateness of the experimental design
      2. the interpretation of the results
    • identify
      1. an appropriate next step to take in this research
  1. identify a topic of current interest, develop a hypothesis in this area and design a research program to test this hypothesis
  2. present the results of a scientific experiment or a proposed experimental design clearly in standard scientific written and oral formats