BIONB 4910

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2017-2018.

Laboratory-oriented course designed to teach the concepts and tools of cellular neurophysiology through hands-on experience with extracellular and intracellular electrophysiological techniques, and computer acquisition and analysis of laboratory results. Students explore signal transmission in the nervous system by examining the cellular basis of resting and action potentials, and synaptic transmission. Lecture time is used to review nervous system physiology, introduce laboratory exercises, discuss lab results and primary research papers, and for presentation of additional experimental preparations and methods. Invertebrate preparations are used as model systems. BioNB4910 website

When Offered Spring.

Permission Note Enrollment limited to: 28 students.
Prerequisites/Corequisites Prerequisite: BIONB 2220 or written permission of instructor.

Distribution Category (OPHLS-AG, PBS-AS)

Comments Neurobiology and Behavior concentrators must take class for a letter grade.

Outcomes
  • Students should understand the contemporary experimental paradigms in modern neurophysiology and become technically competent with the extracellular and intracellular recording techniques used to explore nervous system physiology.
  • Students should deepen their understanding of the ionic mechanisms underlying neuronal excitability and synaptic communication in the nervous system.
  • Students should develop their skills in communicating scientific results effectively through written lab reports and oral presentations.
  • Students should refine their critical reading skills of primary scientific literature.
  • Students should refine their ability to develop testable hypotheses, and develop independent scientific thinking.

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Enrollment Information
Syllabi: 1 available
  •   Choose one lecture and one laboratory. Combined with: BME 4910ECE 4910

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  1852BIONB 4910  LEC 001

    • MW
    • Johnson, B

  • Prerequisite: BIONB 2220 or permission of instructor.

  •  1853BIONB 4910  LAB 401

    • M
    • Johnson, B

  •  1854BIONB 4910  LAB 402

    • T
    • Johnson, B

  • Prerequisite: BIONB 2220 or permission of instructor.