Course Jukebox

Course Jukebox

Course Detail

Standard Academic Year
Course delivery methods
Online (Asynchronous), Online (Synchronous)
Biological sciences
College of Science and Technology
Course Offering Year
Course Offering Month
October - December
Weekday and Period
Course Number

Functional and cognitive neuroanatomy (Online) University of Bordeaux

Course Overview

After course completion, student has the knowledge about/knows how
to/is able to:

- Demonstrate an understanding of the structural and functional
organization of the nervous system and its relations with other
systems.  - Obtain a series of histological brain sections and the
application of conventional immunocytochemical techniques. The student
will be able to mount a complete series of rat brain and apply
conventional histochemistry and immunocytochemistry techniques.  -
Be able to define the major divisions of the brain in histological
sections  - Ability to assign a particular region or cerebral core
to any of the functional systems  - Ability to discriminate
subdivisions within a region based on the distribution of certain
markers - Organize information effectively in public exhibitions on
functional systems  - Demonstrate ability to solve theoretical and
related to the subject under study practical issues.

Learning Achievement


Course prerequisites

Applicants should have basis in Biology at the Bachelor level.

Grading Philosophy

- Formative assessment through online activities - Summative
assessment at the final exam (2h)

Course schedule

The course is organized in 6 tracks and each track is opened every
week untl completion of the course. For each track, an opening session
is delivered by visioconference in which a basic explanation of the
topic is delivered. Also some documents are available for the
studdents and a set of activities to work these basic concepts. The
activities becomes closed at the end of each week and evaluated. At
the end of the course a general evaluation process is delivered.

The course is aimed at study the basic structure of the nervous system
and the general connections between its components subserving neural
function including:

- General organization of the nervous system  - Information flow in
the nervous system - Chemical neuroanatomy: glutamatergic systems,
GABAergic, cholinergic, serotonergic, dopaminergic, noradrenergic,
nitrergic, peptidergic - Somatosensory pathway, receptors  -
Somatosensory pathways anterolateral system and epicritic
sensitivity  - Vestibular system and proprioception. - Cerebellum
Auditory System, cochlea  - Auditory centers of the brainstem,
thalamus and cortex, tonotopy  - Visual pathways: visual centers and
representation of space in the retina, thalamus, and cortex, centers
for eye movements  - Gustatory system and baroreceptors  - Central
pathways  - Olfactory systems: olfactory mucosa, olfactory tract 
- Motor systems: Common motor final pathway - Extrapyramidal
pathways  - Cognitive systems: Hippocampus, entorhinal cortex,
neocortex. subcortical circuits and attention  - Emotional systems:
Amygdala, prefrontal cortex, ventral striatum, thalamus nucleus
accumbens - Metabolic homeostatic systems  - Circumventricular
hypothalamic nuclei - Brainstem Circadian regulation systems -
Circuits of the sleep-wake succession

Course type

Online course with videoconferences and online activities on a dedicated Moodle platform. - Lectures: 12h - Seminar: 12h - Tutorials: 16h - Personal work: 185h (including continuous assessment)

Online Course Requirement


Other information

- Selection of applications first through the EMN-Online website, then
through the Apoflux procedure. - Students must be autonomous and
prepared for online courses.

Language of instruction: English
Mode of delivery: E-learning: video conferences, recorded courses, flipped classroom, Moodle platform

Site for Inquiry

Please inquire about the courses at the address below.

Contact person: Marc Landry

Francisco Olucha

Christopher Niesen