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NSCI 323 - Cellular Neuroscience REMOTE

 Fall 2020 - Remote, Winter 2021 - Remote
 Year 3
 6-7 hours/week
 3 units

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.

PHGY 210/6.0 or PHGY 214/6.0 or BIOL 339/3.0 or PSYC 271/3.0 or PHGY 212/6.0.


  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