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BrainNeurological DisordersNeurobiologyNeurology

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67%

started a new career after completing these courses

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got a tangible career benefit from this course
Shareable Certificate
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100% online
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Advanced Level
Approx. 70 hours to complete
English
Subtitles: French, Portuguese (Brazilian), Russian, English, Spanish

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

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Week
1

Week 1

2 hours to complete

Getting Started in Medical Neuroscience

2 hours to complete
5 videos (Total 75 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
5 videos
The Scope of Medical Neuroscience11m
Learning resources for Medical Neuroscience32m
Your Part!13m
"Neur-run" with Professor White3m
2 readings
Learning Objectives10m
Your Mentor Team10m
1 practice exercise
Preliminary Quiz: Are you ready for Medical Neuroscience?30m
2 hours to complete

Neuroanatomy: Introducing the Human Brain

2 hours to complete
4 videos (Total 79 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
4 videos
Functional Microanatomy of Neurons31m
Non-Neural Cells of the CNS20m
Basic Orientation in the Human CNS7m
1 reading
Introduction, Learning Objectives and Recommended Reading10m
1 practice exercise
Cells of the CNS and Basic Orientation30m
Week
2

Week 2

4 hours to complete

Neuroanatomy: Surface Anatomy of the Human CNS

4 hours to complete
12 videos (Total 129 min), 2 readings, 2 quizzes
12 videos
Medial Surface of the Brain5m
Finding the Central Sulcus6m
Ventral Surface of the Brain8m
Building a Digital Brain (Fingers to Gyri)11m
Surface Anatomy of the Brainstem4m
Blood Supply to the Brain15m
Overview of the Cranial Nerves19m
Overview of the Spinal Nerves8m
Localizing the Cranial Nerves13m
Cranial Nerve Function, part 116m
Cranial Nerve Function, part 211m
2 readings
Learning Objectives / Recommended Readings10m
Learning Objectives / Recommended Readings10m
2 practice exercises
Cerebral Cortex, Brainstem, and Blood Supply30m
Cranial and Spinal Nerves30m
4 hours to complete

Neuroanatomy: Internal Anatomy of the Human CNS

4 hours to complete
12 videos (Total 160 min), 2 readings, 2 quizzes
12 videos
Cranial Nerve Nuclei, part 112m
Cranial Nerve Nuclei, part 219m
Cranial Nerve Nuclei, part 317m
Cranial Nerve Nuclei, part 417m
Internal Anatomy of the Spinal Cord - Gray and White Matter11m
Internal Anatomy of the Spinal Cord -Longitudinal Organization11m
Internal Anatomy of the Spinal Cord In Cross Sections6m
Ventricles8m
Overview of the Internal Capsule and Deep Gray Matter8m
Localizing the Internal Capsule and Deep Gray Matter In Brain Slabs9m
Localizing the Internal Capsule and Deep Gray Matter In Sylvius Atlases12m
2 readings
Learning Objectives / Recommended Readings10m
Learning Objectives / Recommended Readings10m
2 practice exercises
Brainstem and Spinal Cord30m
Forebrain30m
Week
3

Week 3

3 hours to complete

Neural Signaling: Electrical Excitability and Signal Propagation

3 hours to complete
9 videos (Total 142 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
9 videos
Ionic Basis of the Resting Membrane Potential, part 114m
Ionic Basis of the Resting Membrane Potential, part 215m
Ionic Basis of the Action Potential, part 118m
Ionic Basis of the Action Potential, part 212m
Ionic Basis of the Action Potential, part 315m
Molecular Mechanisms of Action Potential Generation, part 120m
Molecular Mechanisms of Action Potential Generation, part 29m
Propagation of Action Potentials20m
1 reading
Learning Objectives / Recommended Readings10m
1 practice exercise
Generating and Propagating Electrical Signals30m
Week
4

Week 4

5 hours to complete

Neural Signaling: Synaptic Transmission and Synaptic Plasticity

5 hours to complete
13 videos (Total 226 min), 2 readings, 2 quizzes
13 videos
Synaptic Transmission, part 215m
Neurotransmitters, part 115m
Neurotransmitters, part 222m
Ionotropic Neurotransmitters Receptors, part 117m
Ionotropic Neurotransmitters Receptors, part 211m
Metabotropic Neurotransmitters Receptors and Postsynaptic Mechanisms11m
Synaptic Integration25m
Long-Term Potentiation and Depression, part 122m
Long-Term Potentiation and Depression, part 217m
Long-Term Potentiation and Depression, part 314m
Spike-Timing Dependent synaptic Plasticity19m
Hebb's Postulate11m
2 readings
Learning Objectives / Recommended Readings10m
Learning Objectives / Recommended Readings10m
2 practice exercises
Synaptic Transmission30m
Synaptic Plasticity30m

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