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Course Description

The goals of this course are two-fold: (i) to provide an overview of nervous system structure and function and (ii) to expose students to some of the clinical consequences of associated with neural dysfunction.NRSC 0311 is a series of small group discussions with faculty experts. In preparation for each discussion, students will read historical and recent publications relevant to the class topic, followed by critical discussions of past research advances made and future approaches that might prove most effective in translational research efforts. Students will emerge with an enhanced mechanistic understanding of the most common neurological diseases and the experimental approaches that are informing clinical treatments.

Basic Enrollment Requirements: Unofficial Transcript – Bachelor’s. You will be contacted after registration for required evidence of immunization; please contact with any questions regarding immunizations.

Instructor Approval: Required. Please email the instructor of this course to request permission to enroll. We typically recommend including a resume, your educational history, and 2-3 sentences as to why you are interested in taking the course. You may register for this course before receiving approval, but your enrollment will not be confirmed until approval is received. Please contact us at if you have not heard back from your instructor.

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Remission Eligible: Yes; first day of term; all university policies apply.

Affiliated With:

  • Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences