NS2002 - Molecular and Cellular Neurobiology

Offering Academic Unit
Department of Neuroscience
Credit Units
Course Duration
One Semester
Course Offering Term*:
Not offering in current academic year

* The offering term is subject to change without prior notice
Course Aims

Understanding how neurons function at the molecular and cellular levels is fundamental to unlock mystery of the brain. This course aims to provide students with the knowledge of basic molecular events and cellular specializations within the brain. Latest frontiers on the molecular mechanisms that underlie brain function and technological advance in studying neuronal function will also be described. This interdisciplinary course covers fundamental concepts on different neuronal processes including neuronal migration and axon guidance, formation and plasticity of synapses, learning and memory, as well as neurodegeneration and neurodevelopmental disorders. Exciting new technologies in microscopy, genome-editing and stem cell biology will be introduced to students via lectures and mini-project oriented practical sessions. Through experiential learning activities that involve conducting experiments and tutorial discussions, we aim to inspire students on the different fascinating aspects of molecular and cellular neuroscience.

Assessment (Indicative only, please check the detailed course information)

Continuous Assessment: 40%
Examination: 60%
Examination Duration: 3 hours
Detailed Course Information


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Department of Neuroscience