Biology Concentration for Major Program

 

Neurobiology

Nervous systems are perhaps the most complex entities in the natural world, being composed of up to trillions of interconnected cells that must operate in a coordinated manner to produce behaviour which can range from the mundane (e.g., regulation of heart rate) to the magnificent (e.g., musical composition).

The discipline of Neurobiology, one of the fastest growing areas of modern biology, seeks to understand the evolution, development, and operation of nervous systems. The Neurobiology concentration addresses these issues by examining neural structure, function and development at levels of organization that range from the molecular to the organismal.

KEY COURSES:
Credits
Department
Courses
Course Title
3
Biology
BIOL 306
Neural Basis of Behaviour
3
 
BIOL 320
Evolution of Brain and Behaviour
3
BIOL 373
Biometry
 
(or equivalent statistics course)
3
 
BIOL 389
Laboratory in Neurobiology
3
 
BIOL 507
Animal Communication
3
 
BIOL 514
Neurobiology of Learning and Memory
3
 
BIOL 530
Advances in Neuroethology
3
 
BIOL 532
Developmental Neurobiology Seminar
3
 
BIOL 580
Genetic Approaches to Neural Systems
3
 
BIOL 588
Advances in Molecular/Cellular Neurobiology
 
OTHER SUGGESTED COURSES:
3
Anatomy
ANAT 321 Circuitry of the Human Brain
3
  ANAT 322 Neuroendocrinology
3
Biology
BIOL 300 Molecular Biology of the Gene
3
  BIOL 303 Developmental Biology
3
  BIOL 466 Independent Research Project 1
3
  BIOL 467 Independent Research Project 2
6
  BIOL 468D1/D2 Independent Research Project 3
9
  BIOL 469D1/D2 Independent Research Project 4
3
Neurol. & Neurosurg.
NEUR 310 Cellular Neurobiology
3
 
NSCI 200
Introduction to Neuroscience 1
3
 
NSCI 201
Introduction to Neuroscience 2
3
Pharmacology
PHAR 562 General Pharmacology 1
3
Physiology
PHGY 311 Channels, Synapses and Hormones
3
PHGY 314 Integrative Neuroscience
3
PHGY 425 Analyzing Physiological Systems
3
PHGY 451 Advanced Neurophysiology
3
  PHGY 556 Topics in Systems Neuroscience
3
Psychology
PSYC 311 Human Cognition and the Brain
3
  PSYC 318 Behavioural Neuroscience 2
3
  PSYC 342 Hormones and Behaviour
3
  PSYC 410 Special Topics in Neuropsychology
3
  PSYC 470 Memory and Brain
3
Psychiatry
PSYT 455 Neurochemistry
3
  PSYT 500 Advances: Neurobiology of Mental Disorders



Animal Behaviour | Biological Diversity & Systematics | Conservation Biology
Evolutionary Biology| Human Genetics | Molecular Genetics & Development
Neurobiology | Ecology