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About

In this Medical Neuroscience course offered by Coursera in partnership with Duke University, you will discover the organization of the neural systems in the brain and spinal cord that mediate sensation, motivate bodily action, and integrate sensorimotor signals with memory, emotion and related faculties of cognition. 

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Overview

Key Features

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.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • 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

Key information

Duration

  • Part-time
    • 3 months

Start dates & application deadlines

You can apply for and start this programme anytime.

Language

English

Delivered

Online
  • Self-paced

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Advanced Level

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    Free
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Funding

Coursera provides financial aid to learners who cannot afford the fee. Apply for it by clicking on the Financial Aid link beneath the "Enroll" button on the left. You’ll be prompted to complete an application and will be notified if you are approved.

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