Types of Modules

Background Modules

Provide background knowledge on a neuroscientific topic. Courses for 8-20 students are organized in full-time blocks of 2-7 weeks and usually consist of lecture, seminar and hands-on practical parts.

 

  • Development & Evolution (9 ECTS)
  • Lab Exercises in Development and Evolution (6 ECTS)
  • Computational Neuroscience - Introduction (12 ECTS)
  • Computational Neuroscience – Statistical Learning (6 ECTS)
  • Molecular Genetics and Cell Biology (15 ECTS)
  • Biochemical concepts in signal transduction (15 ECTS)

  • Neurosensory Science and Behaviour – Part A (9 ECTS)
  • Neurosensory Science and Behaviour – Part B (6 ECTS)
  • Neurophysiology (9 ECTS)
  • Neuroanatomy (6 ECTS)
  • Research Techniques in Neuroscience (6 ECTS)
  • Biophysics of Sensory Reception (6 ECTS)
  • Functional MRI data analysis (12 ECTS)
  • Essentials of fMRI Data Analysis with SPM and FSL (6 ECTS)
  • Psychophysics of Hearing (12 ECTS)
  • Introduction to Neurophysics (6 ECTS)

 

Research Modules

Are individual student research projects in the supervisor’s lab. The aim is to practice independent research, including experiments, background literature and presentation of results. Lab time lasts 6-7 weeks.

 

  • Auditory Neuroscience - Animal psychophysics: behavioral assessment of hearing in mice (15 ECTS)
  • Auditory Neuroscience - Electrophysiological recordings in freely moving mice (15 ECTS)
  • Auditory Neuroscience - Immuno-histology and flourescence microscopy of brain tissue (15 ECTS)
  • Human Genetics: Mutation identification, pathogenic mechanisms and therapy development (15 ECTS)
  • Animal Physiology & Behaviour: Auditory perception studies (15 ECTS)
  • Animal Physiology & Behaviour: Modeling the auditory system (15 ECTS)
  • Biochemistry: Protein function in neurosensory systems (15 ECTS)
  • Cochlear/Brainstem Physiology: Evolutionary Auditory Neuroscience (15 ECTS)
  • Computational Neuroscience: Invertebrate somatosensory system (15 ECTS)
  • Computational Neuroscience: Modeling & data analysis (15 ECTS)
  • Visual neuroscience - anatomy (15 ECTS)
  • Visual neuroscience - physiology / data analysis (15 ECTS)
  • Visual neuroscience - Molecular mechanisms and cellular networks involved in signal transduction in the vertebrate retina (15 ECTS)
  • Visual neuroscience - Molecular and cellular basis of regeneration in the peripheral nervous system (15 ECTS)
  • Neurosensorics - Vertebrate retina: Immunohistochemistry, intracellular dye injections, microscopy and image analysis (15 ECTS)
  • Computational Audition - Statistical data analysis (15 ECTS)

 

Skills Modules 

Professional skills are developed in courses for up to 24 students.

 

  • Neuroscientific Data Analysis in Matlab (6 ECTS)
  • Statistical Programming in R (6 ECTS)
  • Biosciences in the public eye and in our laws (6 ECTS)
  • Molecular Mechanisms of Aging (6 ECTS)
  • Laboratory Animal Science (6 ECTS)
  • Scientific English (6 ECTS)
  • Basics of Statistical Data Analysis (6 ECTS)
  • Introduction to Data Analysis with Python (6 ECTS)
  • Communicating Neuroscience (3 ECTS)
  • Introduction to Matlab (3 ECTS)

 

Elective

After approval by the program director, 30 CP (one semester) can be chosen from: 

  • All courses of the M.Sc. Neuroscience curriculum
  • From related Master programs, e.g. Biology, Neurocognitive Psychology, Audiology, Computer Science
  • Up to one semester at an international university 

Many Neuroscience modules contain shared course components with the Master’s programs Biology and / or Neurocognitive Psychology.