Study programme 2020-2021Français
General Neurophysiology
Programme component of Bachelor's in Biomedical Sciences à la Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy

Students are asked to consult the ECTS course descriptions for each learning activity (AA) to know what special Covid-19 assessment methods are possibly planned for the end of Q3

CodeTypeHead of UE Department’s
contact details
UM-B2-BIOMED-016-MOptional UERIS LaurenceM119 - Neurosciences
  • RIS Laurence

of instruction
of assessment
HT(*) HTPE(*) HTPS(*) HR(*) HD(*) CreditsWeighting Term
  • Français
Français301003044.002nd term

AA CodeTeaching Activity (AA) HT(*) HTPE(*) HTPS(*) HR(*) HD(*) Term Weighting
M-NEUR-101General Neurophysiology3010030Q2100.00%
Programme component

Objectives of Programme's Learning Outcomes

  • Understand, describe, analyse and prioritise biological phenomena
    • Understand basic scientific knowledge and be able to use it
    • Problem-solve
    • Abstract, understand and apply mathematical translations of the main laws and biological phenomena
    • Understand and use different graphical representations of numerical values and their relationships
    • Perceive spatial distribution, and understand two- and three-dimensional representations and interconvert them
    • Understand the chronology of a phenomenon and master the time scales and their representations
    • Manipulate concepts of concentration and prepare solutions
  • Control the molecular, morphological and functional approaches of normal and pathological conditions
    • Understand the learning of physiological and pharmacological reasoning
    • Integrate concepts from different approaches/disciplines in a complex biomedical problem
    • Explain how molecular, morphological and functional modifications constitute pathological states and vice versa
  • Manage their studies
    • Be open to research and demonstrate scientific curiosity

Learning Outcomes of UE

At the end of this course, the student will understand the mechanisms underlying the electrical activity of the neurons as well as those of the structures (called synapses) through which neural cells communicate with each other. He (she) will be able to understand how many pharmacological drugs act on the brain.

Content of UE


Prior Experience

Human general biology

Type of Assessment for UE in Q2

  • Written examination

Q2 UE Assessment Comments

Written exam : 90 % of the final note
Practical work : 10% of the final note

Type of Assessment for UE in Q3

  • Written examination

Q3 UE Assessment Comments

100%: written exam

Type of Teaching Activity/Activities

AAType of Teaching Activity/Activities
  • Cours magistraux
  • Travaux pratiques
  • Remédiations intégrées à un type d'AA

Mode of delivery

AAMode of delivery
  • Mixed

Required Reading


Required Learning Resources/Tools

AARequired Learning Resources/Tools
M-NEUR-101Diaporamas available on intranet (Moodle)
Recordings of parts of the course

Recommended Reading


Recommended Learning Resources/Tools

AARecommended Learning Resources/Tools
M-NEUR-101Not applicable

Other Recommended Reading

AAOther Recommended Reading
M-NEUR-101Principles of Neural Science. Fourth Edition (2000) by E. KANDEL, J. SCHWARTZ and T. JESSEL. McGraw-Hill.

Grade Deferrals of AAs from one year to the next

AAGrade Deferrals of AAs from one year to the next
(*) HT : Hours of theory - HTPE : Hours of in-class exercices - HTPS : hours of practical work - HD : HMiscellaneous time - HR : Hours of remedial classes. - Per. (Period), Y=Year, Q1=1st term et Q2=2nd term
Date de génération : 09/07/2021
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