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Advanced Course in Neuroscience (VMFN27)

Lund University Neuroscience Graduate School offers an advanced course in Neuroscience with the aim to recruit highly motivated students with an interest in neuroscience. The course gives an overview of the present neuroscience research in Lund and provides practical research experience. The course is given with the intention of preparing students to be competitive and well prepared for upcoming PhD positions within neuroscience.

Course name: Neurovetenskap (Neuroscience)
Course code: VMFN27
Course syllabus: VMFN27
Apply at: Lund University’s international admissions
Application period: 15 October 2018 - 15 January 2019
Course dates: 2 September 2019 - 19 January 2020
Language of instruction: English
Teaching form: Course, on-campus
Instructional time: Daytime
Subject Areas: Biomedicine

The course in brief
The course, 20 weeks of full time studies (30 ECT), consists of 2 weeks of introductory lectures, covering cutting edge neuroscience, research technologies and models, basics in statistics and research ethics, with the aim of preparing the students for the individual project work. Weekly journal clubs and seminars are held during the project work period.
If you have questions; please contact maria [dot] swanberg [at] med [dot] lu [dot] se (Maria Swanberg), course leader.

Course outline

vmfn27 course outline

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Maria Swanberg, course leader
Associate Professor
E-mail: maria [dot] swanberg [at] med [dot] lu [dot] se


Portrait photo: Elna Dickson
Elna Dickson, VMFN27 2017

Why apply to this course?
You should apply to this course if you have an interest in neuroscience and is curious to explore the neuroscience research field at Lund University. The course provides both theroretical and practical knowledge in neuroscience research.  Moreover, attending the seminars hosted by MultiPark as part of the course is very helpful to gain insight into the neuroscience research going on at Lund University.
What was the best part of the course?
The most enjoyable part of this course is the individual project work, which is also accompanied with weekly journal clubs and MultiPark seminars. The course provided several research projects from different fields of research, allowing us students to freely choose which one that most fit our interests. There was also an opportunity to visit a lab of interest and ask questions before deciding on which project to pick.  This is especially very helpful if you already have a field and/or methodology in mind that you wish to try out. 
How will you use the course in your future career?
The course has been very helpful in that I’ve gained a lot of new knowledge in neuroscience as well as experiences in scientific methodology from working in the lab. The most valuable experience by far was to try out a new lab within a different field than where I’ve worked earlier, which gave important pointers to within which field I wish to pursue a career in the future.

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