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NSCI 422 / 822 - Cellular & Molecular Neurosciences

 Winter 2024
 Year 4
 9-10 hours/week
 3 units
On-Campus Course

A learner-teaching course that explores the cellular and molecular mechanisms of neural development and function to better understand neural disease. Course provides students with opportunity to 1-develop on-line teaching modules to transmit acquired knowledge and 2-prepare and deliver team-based learning exercises to their peers. Course fosters a collaborative and active learning environment and largely encourages independent learning and communication skills development.


NOTE BMCO students should contact the Department regarding prerequisites.

Minimum 4th year (Level 4) standing, registration in a LISC/BHSc Major or SSP, a GPA of 2.5, and a minimum grade of B in NSCI 323/3.0.

  1. To develop student’s critical thinking skills
  2. To encourage student’s independent learning and problem-solving skills
  3. To perfect oral and written communication skills
  4. To learn and discuss current knowledge on 1-neuronal integration, 2-synaptic plasticity, 3-neuromodulation.

Course and TBL development and delivery: 60%

  • Online lesson development: 30% (Individual mark, 25% instructor+5% peers)
  • Online Module development: 15% (Group mark)
  • TBL preparation and delivery: 15% (Group mark)

Team-based Learning events: 40% (Individual marks, 10% per TBL)

119 (12L; 24S; 8G; 6I; 69P) total learning hours. Students can expect to spend about 10 hours per week on this course.

There is no required textbook for this course


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