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First Year Curriculum

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Number Title Units
NRSC 7650 Research in Neuroscience 1
  Total Units: 1

Course: NRSC 7650 - Research in Neuroscience
Course Director: selected Faculty
Course Description: Research rotations allow students to become familiar with potential thesis labs and projects. Students perform independent research projects of limited scope during both semesters. Seminars describing the work are presented mid-fall semester, one at the end of the fall semester and one during the last week of the spring semester. Three rotations of NRSC 7650 must be completed before the beginning of the Fall semester of the second year.
NRSC 7600: Cellular and Molecular Neurobiology - 3 Units
IDPT 7806, 7807, 7808, & 7809 (001 courses): Biomedical Sciences Core Course - 10 Units
NRSC 7650: Research in Neuroscience Rotation I and II - 1 (unit each)
NRSC 7660: Neuroscience Seminar - 1 Unit
  Total Units: 15
NRSC 7610: Fundamentals of Neurobiology (Begins in Late December) - 4 Units
Course Directors: Tom Finger, Ph.D. and Diego Restrepo, Ph.D.Department of Cellular and Developmental Biology as well as Achim Klug, Ph.D. Department of Physiology and Biophysics
Course Description: This course will provide basic knowledge on the structure and function of the nervous system. The lectures will be supplemented by discussion of primary literature. The emphasis will be on the understanding and interpretation of the literature.
NRSC 7615: Developmental Neurobiology - 3 Units
NRSC 7650: Research in Neuroscience Rotation III - 1 Unit
NRSC 7662: Neuroscience Seminar - 1 Unit
NRSC 7661: Grant-Writing Workshop - 1 Unit
  Total Units: 10

  Total Units Year One: 25
Number Title Units
NRSC 7614 Biological Basis of Psychiatric and Neurological Disorders 2
  Total Units: 2

Course: NRSC 7614 - Biological Basis of Psychiatric and Neurological Disorders
Course Director: Jason Tregellas, Dept. of Psychiatry
Course Description: This elective, for basic sciences graduate students and medical students, provides a survey of the current clinical and molecular aspects of human neuropsychiatric disorders. Both movement disorders and DSMIV diagnoses will be covered. Contact the Course Director for a list of topics. Prerequisites: IDPT 7802 or BMGN 5000/CSBI 5001