UNDERSTANDING YOUR BRAIN
2016/2017, Semester 2
Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine (Physiology)
Modular Credits: 4
1. To develop a basic understanding of the brain structure and function in health and diseases.
2. To understand how neuroscience tools help to unravel the working of the brain.
3. To develop an understanding of the social and ethical issues raised by developments in neurotechnologies.
4. To develop and practice critical skills relevant to the analysis of controversies (e.g., conceptual clarification, argument analysis, assessment of positions).
5. To develop and practice skills relevant to conducting research and writing on controversial issues concerning science and society.
Lectures (40 hrs),
mid-term assessment (2 hrs)
final exam (2 hrs).
WEDNESDAY AND FRIDAY
3PM – 5PM
MD9, LEVEL 1 WORKSHOP 1&2
Lecture 1 – Introduction (WBS)
Lecture 2 (AT)
Lecture 3 (AT)
Lecture 4 (AT)
Lecture 5 (AT)
Recess week: Sat 18 Feb 2017 – Sun 26 Feb 20
Lecture 6 (WBS)
Lecture 7 (EK)
Lecture 8 (CI)
Lecture 9 (WBS)
Lecture 10 (WBS)
Lecture 11 (EK)
No Class (Good Friday)
Reading Period: Sat, 15 Apr 2017 – Fri, 21 Apr 2017
27 April 2017, 9.00AM – 11.00AM
Vacation: Sun, 7 May 2017 – Sun, 6 Aug 2017
Professor Carlos Ibanez (CI)
Professor Edward Koo (EK)
A/Prof Wong Boon Seng (WBS)
Dr. Andrew Tan (AT)
Dr. Wendy Peh (WP)
This module will explore how our brain can affect our behavior. It will introduce how classical and modern neuroscience research tools are used to investigate the working of the brain. We will also examine the ethical and social issues raised by recent developments in neuroscience research. In addition, this module is expected to enable students to develop critical skills in analysizing and writing controversial issues concerning neuroscience and society.
Workload: 20 lecture hours + 20 Tutorial hours
This module will explore how our brain can affect our behavior. It will introduce how classical and modern neuroscience research tools are used to investigate the working of the brain. We will also examine the ethical and social issues raised by recent developments in neuroscience research.
(a) Brain anatomy
(b) Neurons and neural communication
(c) Neuroscience tools
(a) Sense of Smell
(b) Autoimmune brain diseases
(b) Mental disorders
Mid-term assessment (40%)
Final exam (60%)
Workload Components : A-B-C-D-E
A: no. of lecture hours per week
B: no. of tutorial hours per week
C: no. of lab hours per week
D: no. of hours for projects, assignments, fieldwork etc per week
E: no. of hours for preparatory work by a student per week