BASIC NEUROSCIENCE

Course Information
TitleΒΑΣΙΚΕΣ ΝΕΥΡΟΕΠΙΣΤΗΜΕΣ / BASIC NEUROSCIENCE
CodeΨΥ-706
FacultyPhilosophy
SchoolPsychology
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter
CommonNo
StatusActive
Course ID600020291

Programme of Study: PPS Tmīmatos PSychologías (2017-sīmera)

Registered students: 126
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSElective Courses746

Class Information
Academic Year2021 – 2022
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours4
Total Hours52
Class ID
600192199
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Scientific Area
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
Prerequisites
General Prerequisites
There are no prerequisites for the course
Learning Outcomes
Upon the successful completion of the course students will be in a position to: 1) distinguish between the methodological and the conceptual understanding of the nervous system 2) comprehend the structural and functional attributes of the nerve cell, the foundations of the neuron theory, and interneuronal communication 3) form a clear picture of the physicochemical basis of cerebral functions 4) acquire a general model regarding the function of the brain and mental life, as well as uniqueness or not of the human brain in relation to the other mammals
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Work in an international context
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Generate new research ideas
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
The theory and applications of brain research are presented in conjunction with the biological basis of behavior, from the single neuron to the integrated nervous system. Structure and ultrastructure of the brain. Axoplasmic transport and intracellular traffic. Electrical and chemical synapses. Phylogenetic evolution. Cytoarchitectonics of the cerebral cortex, basal ganglia, and cerebellum. Biogenetic gradients, histochemical signatures, and anatomical patterns of neuronal connectivity. Genetic determination and epigenesis in the formation of neural circuits. Plasticity and regenerative events in nervous tissue. Historical evolution of ideas in Neuroscience. The neurohistological tradition of Ramón y Cajal and the neuropsychiatric school of Vienna. The course is a combination of lectures and laboratory exercises and seminars.
Keywords
Central nervous system, cellular neurobiology, evo-devo, cerebral cortex, cerebellum
Educational Material Types
  • Video lectures
  • Multimedia
  • Interactive excersises
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Laboratory Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
  • Use of ICT in Student Assessment
Description
Powerpoint and video presentations during the lectures, e-mail communication with the students, laboratory exercises and seminars
Course Organization
ActivitiesWorkloadECTSIndividualTeamworkErasmus
Lectures702.7
Seminars301.2
Laboratory Work200.8
Reading Assigment341.3
Exams20.1
Total1566
Student Assessment
Description
Final written exam
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Multiple Choice Questions (Summative)
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Summative)
Bibliography
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Λ. Κ. Τριάρχου: Νευρομορφολογία: Η Λεπτή Υφή του Νευρικού Ιστού. Beta Medical Arts, Αθήνα, 2017 (68400649)
Additional bibliography for study
S. Ramón y Cajal: Μαεστρία της Φύσης: Οι Νευρώνες ως Νοητική Υποδομή. Εκδόσεις Πανεπιστημίου Μακεδονίας, Θεσσαλονίκη, 2015 (50658623)
Last Update
24-08-2021