Course Description

Advanced Topics in Neurophysiology is designed for upper-level students and will explore techniques and their applications to current questions in neuroscience. This course will focus on: (1) understanding advanced techniques used in current neurophysiological research, and (2) interpreting the results from neurophysiological peer-reviewed manuscripts. Techniques covered in this course include electrophysiology, microscopy, and cellular reprogramming. This course is intended to be interactive, and students are expected to participate in class discussions and tutorials. Lecture topics will be complemented with group presentations and a written assignment, with an emphasis on developing effective oral and written scientific communication skills. There is no final exam in this course.




Prof J.Pressy

Contact Hours

12L, 24S

Required Text(s)/Readings

Book: A Short Guide to Writing about Biology, by Jan A. Pechenik, published by Pearson, 8th edition. Available at the U of T Bookstore.
Readings: Required readings will be posted on Quercus.

Evaluation (Subject to change)

Final written assignment: 30%
Group presentation: 40%
Quizzes: 15%
Participation: 15%

Additional Information

Delivery will occur through a combination of synchronous and asynchronous online components, and in-person instruction is also planned as an option.  The course instructor will provide details.  In-person learning will only proceed if it is safe and practical to do so, in accordance with university directives.  In-person learning requires students to bring their own laptop and headset (headphone and microphone). Please contact the instructor if this is a concern.

Last updated on June 17th, 2022