Medical Neuroscience explores the functional organization and neurophysiology of the human central nervous system, while providing a neurobiological framework for understanding human behavior. The overall goal of this course is to provide the foundation for understanding the impairments of sensation, action and cognition that accompany injury, disease or dysfunction in the central nervous system. The Medical Neuroscience course offered by Coursera in partnership with Duke University will build upon knowledge acquired through prior studies of cell and molecular biology, general physiology and human anatomy, as we focus primarily on the central nervous system.
This online course is designed to include all of the core concepts in neurophysiology and clinical neuroanatomy that would be presented in most first-year neuroscience courses in schools of medicine. However, there are some topics (e.g., biological psychiatry) and several learning experiences (e.g., hands-on brain dissection) that we provide in the corresponding course offered in the Duke University School of Medicine on campus that we are not attempting to reproduce in Medical Neuroscience online. Nevertheless, our aim is to faithfully present in scope and rigor a medical school caliber course experience.
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- Getting Started in Medical Neuroscience
- Neuroanatomy: Introducing the Human Brain
- Neuroanatomy: Surface Anatomy of the Human CNS
- Neuroanatomy: Internal Anatomy of the Human CNS
- Neural Signaling: Electrical Excitability and Signal Propagation
- Neural Signaling: Synaptic Transmission and Synaptic Plasticity
- Sensory Systems: General Principles and Somatic Sensation
- Sensory Systems: The Visual System
- Sensory Systems: Audition, Vestibular Sensation and the Chemical Senses
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- 3 months
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- Advanced Level
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