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NSCI 323 - Cellular Neuroscience

 Fall 2023, Winter 2024
 Year 3
 6-7 hours/week
 3 units
On-Campus Course

An active learning-based course where students are introduced to the fundamentals of cellular neuroscience. Course format encourages students to acquire and/or perfect essential learning competencies such as Critical thinking, Independent learning, Problem-solving, Communication, Teamwork. Course offers a cellular perspective on 1-the origin and evolution of the nervous system, 2-how neurons and circuits encode, store, and retrieve information, 3-the mechanisms of neural diseases.

BIOL 339 or KNPE 125 or KNPE 225 or (PHGY 215 and PHGY 216) or PSYC 271 or PHGY 210 or PHGY 212 or PHGY 215


  1. To develop student's critical thinking skills
  2. To encourage student's independent learning
  3. To facilitate student's problem-solving skills
  4. To improve oral and written communication skills


  1. To discuss how neurons develop and form connections
  2. To discuss how neurons function and communicate
  3. To discuss how neurons encode, store, and retrieve information
  4. To understand cellular mechanisms involved in neural diseases


Midterm Knowledge Consolidation



Final Knowledge Consolidation



A-Team-based Learning Group assignments (1@5%+2@10%=25%)

B-Team-based Learning Individual assignments (2@15%=30%)


Lecture 2 hours per week

Tutorial 4 hours per week


Letter Grade Percentage
A+ 90-100
A 85-89.9
A- 80-84.9
B+ 77-79.9
B 73-76.9
B- 70-72.9
C+ 67-69.9
C 63-66.9
C- 60-62.9
D+ 57-59.9
D 53-56.9
D- 50-52.9
F 0-49.9