Neurobiology - MSc Study
Prerequisites for students who chose neurobiology and their interests is in biochemistry / molecular are:
A candidate who wishes to perform the thesis in neurobiology within the Faculty, will define the area of interest (biochemical / molecular or system / behavior) and in accordance will registere as a graduate student in a department of the Faculty which specielizes in this field (neurobiology, zoology, biochemistry or one of the other departments in the Faculty). After the departmental committee approved the student’s acceptance the candidate will register as a student in the neurobiology program, within the same department.
Students wishing to study in the Neurobiology program will apply to the Msc acceptance committee. The Program Committee will design a complementary study plan in accordance with the student’s previous training. The acceptance of the student to the program is conditioned upon the program committee.
Candidate from a different field of study will have to complete several courses according to the committee demands.
The student has to choose his supervisor according to his interest prior to his registration.
Basic knowledge of biochemistry, molecular biology and cell biology.
Participation in at least one lab of the following fields: biochemistry, molecular biology, organic chemistry, genetics, cell biology.
Studies for a master's degree - 30 semester hours
Required faculty courses - 10 s/h
Safety in the Laboratory course (during the first year of studies) – no credit
Guided reading and discussion in research groups – 2 s/h
Departmental seminar for MSc students – each student will participate in the seminar given by the Department in which he performs his research – 2 s/h each year
One of the courses:
- Biostatistics – 4 s/h
- Statistical principles in experimental biology – 4 s/h
Compulsory Courses of the program:
- 0491.3221 - Selected Topics in Neuroscience
Choosing courses from the mandatory basket course – the student will choose courses of minimum 8 hours :
0491.6000 - Neurophysiology techniques workshop
0491.3224 - Research approaches Neuroimmunology
0491.3225 - Hippocampus and cerebellum as model systems to study neurobiology
0491.3226 - Neural pathways (not given in 2015/2016)
0491.3227 - MRI imaging center seminar
(courses from Graduate School and a bachelor's degree courses in third year)
The student must complete the study program ( 30 h ) by choosing courses in the Graduate School (other) or courses from third year undergraduate.
Student can also choose courses in other faculties.
Recommended elective courses:
0455.3515 - Characterization of neurodegenerative diseases by imaging
0455.3798 - Signaling processes mediating proliferation, differentiation and apoptosis
0455.3431 - The molecular approach to learning and memory problems
0455.3516 - Inflammatory processes involved in degenerative diseases of the brain