wsbim1323  2020-2021  Bruxelles Woluwe

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information below is subject to change, in particular that concerning the teaching mode (presential, distance or in a comodal or hybrid format).
3 credits
30.0 h
Q1
Language
French
Prerequisites


The prerequisite(s) for this Teaching Unit (TU) are specified at the end of this sheet, in relation to the programmes/training courses that offer this TU. 

The prerequisite(s) for this Teaching Unit (Unité d’enseignement – UE) for the programmes/courses that offer this Teaching Unit are specified at the end of this sheet.
Main themes


- What is a system? What does systems neuroscience bring that other approaches, cellular and molecular, do not? Biomedical interest. 
- Introduction to the main investigative methods and techniques in Systems Neuroscience: electrophysiology (extracellular), irreversible and reversible lesions, magnetic stimulation, structural and functional imaging. 
- Animal models and transgenesis. 
- Sense organs and transduction mechanisms.  
- Central mechanisms of sensory information processing: vision (+ eye movements), somesthesia, pain, proprioception, balance, hearing.  
- Motor control: tone, posture, spinal reflexes, pyramidal system, central grey nuclei (Parkinson's, Huntington's), cerebellum, automatic and voluntary movements. 
- Different forms of learning and memory. 
Aims

At the end of this learning unit, the student is able to :

1 To provide students with a basic knowledge base in the field of Systemic Neurosciences needed in the Biomedical Sciences. 
 
Content
The lecture is subdivided into 3 main parts. In the first part, general questions about the systems approach in neuroscience, as well as specific methods, animal models and transgenesis will be discussed; in the second part, sensory and motor systems will be studied; in the third part, different forms of memory and learning will be presented. 
Evaluation methods

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information in this section is particularly likely to change.

Written exam, essay questions and short answer questions. Multiple choice questions. 
Other information
Prerequisites: General biology, cytology and histology courses (Bac 1&2) are prerequisites as well as WSBIM1220 or equivalent. 
Teaching materials
  • Il n'y a pas de support de cours obligatoire. Les étudiants disposeront de notes de cours sur le site Moodle. Il leur sera également proposé un ouvrage de référence.
Faculty or entity


Programmes / formations proposant cette unité d'enseignement (UE)

Title of the programme
Sigle
Credits
Prerequisites
Aims
Bachelor in Biomedicine
3
WMD1120 AND WMD1006 AND WSBIM1201T AND WSBIM1201P AND WSBIM1220

Additionnal module in Biomedical Sciences