Neurobiology Track

This doctoral program includes core courses in Systems Neurobiology, Cognitive Neuroscience, Methods in Neuroscience, and Neuroanatomy as well as a number of advanced courses in Neurobiology within our department and related departments at the Medical School.

Students are expected to complete 6 credits from the Basic Department Required courses, 16 credits from the Core Track Required courses, 6 credits from the Advanced Department Seminar courses and 36 credits from Electives or Research.

Basic Departmental Required Courses (10 credits):

Experimental Design and Statistical Method/ Elementary Biostatistics 2cr GMS AN 704, GMS MS 700
Current Topics in Neuroanatomical & Neurobiological Sciences 2cr GMS AN 801/802
Professional Skills for Students in the Biomedical Sciences 2cr GMS AN 715
Vesalius Module Teaching Practicum 2cr GMS AN 805
Teaching in the Biomedical Sciences 2cr GMS AN 806

Core Track Required Courses (16-24 credits):

Students are required to take the following four courses:

Systems Neurobiology 4cr GMS AN 810
Cognitive Neuroscience 4cr GMS AN 811
Neuroanatomical Techniques 4cr GMS AN 718

Students are required to take one of the following two courses:

Medical Neuroscience 4cr GMS AN 703
Advanced Anatomy of the Nervous system GMS AN 803

Students are required to take one of the following two courses:

Molecular Neurobiology and Pharmacology 4cr GMS PM 700
Cellular & Molecular Neurobiology 2cr GMS AN 803

Advanced Departmental Seminar Courses (6 credits):

The student is required to take 6 credits of advanced departmental seminar courses offered by the Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology. A course offered by another Department in the Division of Graduate Medical Sciences may be used to partially fulfill this requirement if it is deemed relevant to the student’s research and approved by the Graduate Education Committee.

Elective Courses:

The student may take courses offered by the Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology and/or courses offered by other Departments on the Medical Campus to fulfill this requirement.