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NSCI 429 / 829 - Disorders of the Nervous System

 Fall 2023
 Year 4
 4-5 hours/week
 3 units
On-Campus Course

A multi-disciplinary course exploring advanced concepts of clinical neuroscience. Topics include stroke, traumatic brain and cord injuries, neurodegenerative disorders, epilepsy, schizophrenia, depression, deep brain stimulation, pain and placebo effects, normal and abnormal aging, stem cells. Students will learn to critically evaluate scientific literature and present these concepts to classmates during student-led seminars. Restricted to fourth-year students. Enrolment is limited.

Minimum 4th year (Level 4) standing, registration in a LISC/BHSc Major or SSP, a GPA of 2.5, and one of (NSCI 322/3.0; NSCI 323/3.0; NSCI 324/3.0; ANAT 312/3.0).

Oral presentations: each student will deliver one during the term and lead a discussion (20%)

Term paper of a topic different from your oral presentation or thesis topic  (20%)

Class participation and weekly assessment of written commentary on the assigned readings (20%)

Final exam on content of Professors` lectures (during exam period) (40%)

Lecture 2 hours per week

Seminar 2 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