BIO-493 / 5 crédits

Enseignant(s): Petersen Carl, Schürmann Felix

Langue: Anglais

Withdrawal: It is not allowed to withdraw from this subject after the registration deadline.

Remark: only one registration per student to a scientific thinking course


Summary

This course will provide a forum in which students engage themselves in learning how to design a scientific project that bridges scales and allows following the causal chain from one scale to the next.

Content

Keywords

Innovation, group work, scientific study design in neuroscience, bridging scales.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, the student must be able to:

  • Analyze scientific papers and understand their methods
  • Integrate information across different conceptual levels in neuroscience
  • Design new experiments to test specific hypotheses
  • Design a computational setup to complement analysis of experiments or formulation of experimentally testable hypotheses

Transversal skills

  • Plan and carry out activities in a way which makes optimal use of available time and other resources.
  • Set objectives and design an action plan to reach those objectives.
  • Communicate effectively, being understood, including across different languages and cultures.
  • Give feedback (critique) in an appropriate fashion.
  • Demonstrate a capacity for creativity.
  • Demonstrate the capacity for critical thinking
  • Make an oral presentation.
  • Write a scientific or technical report.

Teaching methods

Students will work together in groups to solve the selected challenge.

Regular meetings with advisors will be scheduled as appropriate.

Two advisors from different fields will be elucidating experimental and modeling approaches to bridging scales.

Expected student activities

Students need to develop an idea that they will explore in more detail through literature searches, with teachers providing advice and guidance.

 

The students should jointly write a report, supplemented by an individual further written analysis.

 

The students should give a ~30 minute oral presentation.

Assessment methods

The written report of the group will account for one-third of the final grade.

 

The written supplemental analysis of each individual student will account for one-third of the final grade.

 

The oral presentation will account for one-third of the final grade.

Dans les plans d'études

  • Semestre: Automne
  • Nombre de places: 20
  • Forme de l'examen: Pendant le semestre (session d'hiver)
  • Matière examinée: Scientific project design in integrative neurosciences
  • Cours: 2 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines
  • Exercices: 3 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines
  • Semestre: Automne
  • Nombre de places: 20
  • Forme de l'examen: Pendant le semestre (session d'hiver)
  • Matière examinée: Scientific project design in integrative neurosciences
  • Cours: 2 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines
  • Exercices: 3 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines

Semaine de référence

 LuMaMeJeVe
8-9 ELD120   
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Mardi, 8h - 10h: Cours ELD120