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Neurobiology

Code: 
BIOL-492
Semester: 
Winter Semester
Course type: 
Selection
Course units: 
3
ECTS units: 
4

Hours per week

Theory: 
3

Instructors

Assistant Professor

Description

Objectives of the course (preferably expressed in terms of learning outcomes and competences):  To learn the fundamentals of nerve cell and brain function.

Course contents: Brain anatomy and organization.  Electrical properties of neurons.  Ion channels.  Firing patters and information coding in neurons.  Neurotranmitter systems.  Synaptic transmission, synaptic plasticity, learning and memory.  Sensory information processing in higher brain areas, perception.  Motor system.  Neurological disorders, schizophrenia, depression, addiction.

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The Department of Biology of the University of Crete was established in 1981 and is today an internationally recognized center for contemporary university education and research in the field of Biology.

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