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764338A Basic Neuroscience, 5 ECTS cr 
Code 764338A  Validity 01.01.2009 -
Name Basic Neuroscience  Abbreviation Basic Neuroscie 
Scope5 ECTS cr   
Type Intermediate Studies Discipline3260 Biophysics 
  Grading1 - 5, pass, fail 
Unit Field of Physics 

ECTS Credits 

5 ECTS credits

Language of instruction 

Finnish (Exam can be done in English on the basis of the course book)


3th autumn (depending on whether included in BSc or MSc degree)

Learning outcomes 

Student will be able to explain basic oganization and functions of the nervous system.


General organization and function of the peripheral and central nervous system are introduced based on a course book. Objective of the course is to provide students with a broad view of the basic principles of nervous system function based on recent knowledge.

Mode of delivery 

Face-to-face teaching

Learning activities and teaching methods 

Lectures 36 h, self-study 105 h

Target group 

Primarily the students of the degree programme in physics, especially the biomedical physics students. Also the other students of the University of Oulu.

Prerequisites and co-requisites 

No specific prerequisites.

Recommended optional programme components 

No alternative course units or course units that should be completed simultaneously.

Recommended or required reading 

Lectures and the course book Dale Purves et al.: Neuroscience, 4th edition or newer, Sinauer Associates Inc., MA, USA, 2008.

Assessment methods and criteria 

Final exam


Numerical grading scale 0 – 5, where 0 = fail

Person responsible 

Kyösti Heimonen
Esa-Ville Immonen

Working life cooperation 

No work placement period.


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Functions Name Type ECTS cr Teacher Schedule
Registration Basic Neuroscience  Course  Kyösti Heimonen  07.09.21 -19.10.21

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