In this project-based course, students learn the structure of the brain and how the brain senses, thinks, behaves, and creates memories for learning and language, as well as how the environment impacts the brain. They explore brain diseases, disorders, imaging techniques and treatments. Armed with this solid foundation in neuroscience, students spend the second semester learning to think like doctors. Students engage in group and individual research projects and seminar-style problem solving which will help to develop the ability to find answers to questions that may not be addressed specifically in the course. They review actual cases in the neuroscience field and follow the doctrine of ethical analysis with patients. Students are guided through a self-designed, long-term research project. This course is designed for students who are considering college majors in a medical or health related field; by the end of it, students will have a basic knowledge of Neuroscience.
Prerequisite: Successful completion of one year of high school laboratory science or instructor permission
Approved by: the NCAA
Course Year: September 2018 - May 2019
"I think that it is so incredible how much our brain can change over time, and how you can always make improvements on your life. When I learn in this class, I don't feel like I am just checking off a box. Every time I read something I am left with questions, and a desire to learn and explore more. I always want to try my own experiments, to better understand how things work!"
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