Course Coordinator: Assistant Professor Rupshi MITRA (email: RMitra@ntu.edu.sg )
Academic Unit: 3 AU
Availability: Semester 2 (the week after Semester 2 examination period)
Pre-requisite: None *Preferably for students who will be registering or have completed ‘BS3019 Neuropsychology of Stress and Resilience’.
Course Type: BS-Major-PE
Language of Instruction: English
Teaching hours: Practicals 39 hrs; Lectures: 26 hrs
In this course students will get first-hand experience on analyzing brain substrates for stress and resilience. They will learn the basic techniques and use their practical knowledge to study brains from different population of rodents.
- Brain structure and function; emphasis on rodent brain (animal model).
- Neuronal morphology
- Stress and resilience: Differential neuronal outcome
- Stress disorders, Resilient lives…Understanding behavior
- Scientific analysis: Data analysis, graphical presentation.
- Students will know some of the core techniques of brain biology, including processing of brain tissue and analysis of neuronal changes.
- Students will learn how daily behavior can be analyzed to collect meaningful neurobiological parameters
- Students will be able to understand how behavior and brain may co-relate to bring out a certain state of stress or resilience
- Students will be encouraged to present data in graphical form and to review relevant scientific literature.
|Short scientific presentation