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NSCI 433 - Cellular Elements of the Nervous System

 Winter 2020
 Year 4
 9-10 hours/week
 3 units
On-Campus Course

Michael Kawaja

Cellular dysfunction is a critical feature of neural injury and disease among humans. This course will examine the cellular elements of the mammalian central and peripheral nervous system, with an emphasis placed on understanding normal and abnormal cellular function in both humans and animal models.


NOTE Restricted to students registered in the 4th year.

Course Objectives:

  1. Gain a greater understanding of the cellular organization of the mammalian nervous system
  2. Understand the cellular contributions to normal functioning both centrally and peripherally
  3. Understand how cells respond to injury or disease of the nervous system

Highly Valued Attributes

  1. Inquisitiveness
  2. Independence
  3. Organizational Skills
  4. Scholarliness
  5. Critical Thinking skills
  6. Originality
  7. Creativity
  8. Microscopic Skills
  9. Problem solving skills
  10. Communication skills

Essay: 30%

Paper Critique: 10%

Lab Final: 20%

Written Final: 40%

Lecture 2 hours per week

Lab 2 hours per week