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NSCI 324 - System Neuroscience

 Winter 2024
 Year 3
 5-6 hours/week
 3 units
On-Campus Course

Fundamental properties of the nervous system. Emphasis placed on the properties of neurons and neural circuits that underlie behaviour and cognitive functions within selected neural systems, such as sensory, motor, reward, and autonomic systems.  Tutorials introduce techniques and neurological problems that illustrate principles of neural function.

(PHGY 215/3.0 and PHGY 216/3.0) or PSYC 271/3.0 or PHGY 210/6.0 or NSCI 323/3.0 or PHGY 214/6.0 or PHGY 212/6.0.

Exam #1 + Video (Dr. Scott): 33.3%

Exam #2 (Dr. Munoz): 33.3%

Exam #3 (Dr. Ferguson): 33.3%

Tutorial times used to give tours of facilities and some hands on experience. Tutorial times also used for examinations.

Lecture 3 hours per week

Tutorial 2 hours per week

For supplemental/background reading:

Neuroscience, 4th edition, Editors: Purves et al.

There are two copies of the textbook on reserve in Bracken Library on a three-hour loan.


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