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Advanced Neuroscience course

Course title: VMFP09 Advanced Neuroscience (30 credits)
Web link to the Lund University application site for the course.

Course language: English

Course venue: Lund University Medical Faculty, Biomedical Centre (BMC), Sölvegatan 19, Lund, Sweden.

Course aim:  The aim of the course is to acquire in-depth theoretical and practical knowledge in the subject of neuroscience, from basic neuroscientific concepts to preclinical and clinical applications. In addition, the course aims to provide practical laboratory or clinical methodological experience through neuroscientific project work. The course has a particular focus on neuroscientific research of relevance to Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer´s disease & related neurogenerative dementias, Huntington's disease, and acquired brain damage (traumatic and ischemic brain injuries).

Overview of the course structure: This course aims to provide students with in-depth theoretical and practical learning activities in the subject of neuroscience. The course Faculty includes accomplished investigators who are members of the strategic research area MultiPark (list of senior researchers).

In the first two weeks of the course, students will acquire theoretical knowledge through lectures and seminars led by experienced researchers and clinicians.

Thereafter, students will identify a neuroscience research project and write a project plan. Students will then practically carry out the project in the supervisor's research environment. The research project will then be reported both in writing and orally. During the project time, students will participate in seminars, group discussions and "journal clubs", which are part of the course's portfolio. All activities in the portfolio require active preparation, for example in the form of reading and reviewing distributed material.

Examination tasks will include written examination (3 credits), course portfolio (12 credits), and presentation of project work that includes peer review of other student´s reports (15 credits).

Entry requirements: To be admitted to the course, students must have a degree of Bachelor (180 credits) or a master degree in science, biomedicine, medicine or another relevant discipline (including engineering, physics-mathematics, bioinformatics). 
International students are exempted from the general entry requirement of proficiency in Swedish, but all students are required to have proficiency in English corresponding to English 6 from Swedish upper secondary school. This is the equivalent of an overall IELTS score of 6.5 or a TOEFL score of 90. There are several ways to prove your English language proficiency–check which proof is accepted at the University Admissions in Sweden website. All students must prove they meet English language requirements by the deadline, in order to be considered for admission.

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Course leader
Gunnar Gouras
Email: Gunnar [dot] gouras [at] med [dot] lu [dot] se (Gunnar[dot]gouras[at]med[dot]lu[dot]se)

Course leader
Iben Lundgaard
Email: Iben [dot] lundgaard [at] med [dot] lu [dot] se (Iben[dot]lundgaard[at]med[dot]lu[dot]se)